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I read with interest The News' recent article, "Schimminger casts doubts on razing of grain mills." I do not doubt the importance and benefit of bringing down the "grain mills." My comments were intended solely to edify readers as to the complexities of the path that still lies ahead.

The envisioned process by which the county will acquire legal title to the three separate parcels that contain the structures that need to be demolished may or may not be quick, simple and easy. I think the public has a right to know that, and I, as an elected official, have a duty to tell it like it is, especially when millions of the public's dollars are in play.

It is my fervent hope that the county's acquisition of legal title to each of the three parcels can be accomplished with ease and alacrity. The "grain mills" site is not only an eyesore but also a hazard. Already the largest pledge of funds to the project comes from New York State coffers. I am working to bring even more so that the demolition process can be a "go."

Robin Schimminger Assemblyman, 140th District

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