Ulster lawmakers vote to spend $1.4 million to demolish old county jail

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KINGSTON -The former Ulster County Jail on Golden Hill in Kingston is going to be demolished to make way for affordable housing.

The county legislature Tuesday night voted to spend just under $1.4 million to raze the old building.

County Legislator Joe Maloney was opposed to the way the proposed demolition contract was handled.

“The people of this county including us were told that this demo was going t be done by Penrose, the developer who now we are trying to push through some bizarre multi-million grant as well. Nothing about this project has gone according to what we were told,” he said.

The vote to hire Gorick Construction Co. to demolish the building was 19 to four.