ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- With a step into the future for Rockland County, some 42 employees packed their boxes and moved on Monday from the old Sain building into new offices at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona.
"We know that the Sain building was old, out of date, in bad shape and uncomfortable for everyone," Rockland County Executive Ed Day told the employees as he greeted them in the new offices. "We are as happy as you are that we have made good on our promise to move you to a much better location."
Employees from the Department of Personnel and the Youth Bureau settled into newly renovated offices on the 7th floor of the former Summit Park nursing home.
The new offices feature modern amenities that will enable employees to do their jobs more efficiently and more comfortably, Day said.
The Department of Economic Growth and Tourism moved into Building A over the summer, and the Office of Consumer Protection and the Payroll Department will move next. The Finance Department will be the last to move.
By the middle of December, the Sain building will be empty.
Day hopes the New City building will be sold to a developer who has offered to pay $4.51 million for the property on New Hempstead Road.
The developer wants to knock down the building and replace it with a senior housing development.
"Hopefully, it will be demolished as it should have been years ago," Day said.
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