A Shared Services building scheduled to be built in the Town of Owego is drawing some debate.
The complex is set to be built behind the current Owego Town Hall and will be occupied by several of the municipalities services such as the highway department, utilities office and parks department.
Town of Owego Supervisor Don Castellucci says that bids for the project are coming in at around $9.4 million.
The largest portion of the funding will be paid for through a $6 million bond which was approved last December.
The rest of the funding comes through several avenues including the town’s reserves, the sale of the Owego Town pit, FEMA, this year’s budget, and a state grant.
Castellucci says that they have been planning this since around 2013 and that the facilities are in desperate need for an upgrade.