The county capital projects committee is slated to make recommendations Sept. 14 on several Oneida County departmental funding requests for next year's budget.
Several requests for funding are currently being considered by Oneida County's capital projects committee, including a $2.6 million project to upgrade the Sheriff's Office Public Safety Complex and a $2.4 million storage facility for the Department of Public Works, both of which the Observer-Dispatch reported on earlier this week.
The committee was presented with the proposals over the course of two meetings last month, and is expected to make its recommendations Wednesday, Sept. 14 as to which should be included in the 2017 county budget.
The following is a summary of six other projects seeking funding:
Griffiss International Airport
Project 1: New 25,000-square-foot pre-engineered metal building to house the Department of Aviation's snow removal equipment.
Why needed: The snow-removal equipment is currently housed in Nosedock 782. Constructing a new facility will allow a central location for aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, security and maintenance, and allow for revenue generation at Nosedock 782.
Cost: $3,298,750 (would be funded 90 percent by a federal grant if awarded).
Project 2: Purchase two large pieces of snow removal equipment that are a combination plow and broom.
Why needed: Snow-removal equipment that was purchased more than 10 years ago needs to be replaced. Also, additional pavement has been added to the airport that now needs to be maintained.
Project 1: Develop a program for the county that would perform a cyber-security vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, remediation and development of a cyber-security policy and training program.
Why needed: To defend the county against cyber attacks.
Project 2: Upgrade outdated switches at various county facilities that connect the county Office Building to the Northland Communications network.
Why needed: Security, building, data and storage systems are all currently connected on a single interconnected network. The addition of switches would allow for better data flow and management and the ability to cut various portions off from the network in the event of a breach or attack.
Project 1: Rehab the county Office Building parking garage levels B1 and B2, would reconstruct the plaza deck and water-proofing membrane.
Why needed: Concrete structural supports to the parking garage and the concrete deck on the B1 level are rapidly deteriorating. Plaza deck and pavers can no longer be maintained and the water-proofing membrane has failed above the B1 parking garage and records storage room.
Project 2: Improvements to county-owned facilities and property that would include work to mechanical, electrical, structural and communication systems, as well as interior, exterior and ground improvement projects.
Why needed: To maintain facilities located at 120 Airline St., 6000 Airport Road and 121 Second St. in Oriskany; 200 Elizabeth St., 321 Main St. and 800 Park Ave. in Utica; 300 W. Dominick St. and 302 N. James St. in Rome; 4260 Lee Center-Taberg Road in Taberg and 8515 Route 28 in Barneveld.
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