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Update: County Office Building Will Stay Closed for Testing & Cleanup


Update: The Cayuga County Office Building will be closed until at least next week

The county believes a combination of the damaged roof drainage patterns and heavy rains led to granular material collecting under a number of window frames within the building.

Materials testing and environmental cleaning firms were brought in Wednesday morning to assess the situation and provide cleanup as needed. Testing and cleaning are expected to begin on Thursday and continue over the weekend. Both materials and air samples will be tested.

Follow-up air testing and clearance for staff and the public to reenter the building is anticipated to be completed by Wednesday, June 5. Until then the building will remain closed and staff will work remotely.

Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman is reminding residents that those in need of assistance from the Department of Social Services, such as SNAP, HEAP, Temporary Assistance, Emergency Assistance, Medicaid, or Children and Family Services, can call 315-255-6272 to speak with a DSS employee.

The Cayuga County Office Building in Auburn has temporarily closed.

The 160 Genesee Street building will be closed until further notice due to material damage from recent heavy rains, according to the county.

Those with a DSS emergency can call 315-255-6272. Those seeking SNAP or Temporary Assistance benefits can do so at mybenefits.ny.gov.

Heavy winds in January had severely damaged the building’s roof, causing it to be closed until short-term patches could be made.

Sign outside Cayuga County Office Building. (Ed Vivenzio, Finger Lakes News Radio)

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