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Clarence seeks to replace old Highway Department buildings

The Town of Clarence wants to replace a group of outdated wooden structures on its Highway Department campus on Goodrich Road.

The new building would be safer, more efficient to operate and more accessible to people with disabilities, Supervisor Patrick Casilio said.

The town owns about 100 acres at 6185 Goodrich Road, in Clarence Center, and some structures date back to the 1920s.

The town would tear down several of the oldest buildings, close to Goodrich Road, and the Town Board recently agreed to buy a neighboring property at 6205 Goodrich.

A new, metal building would house highway equipment, training facilities and officers for the 32-member department. This also would free up the town to convert an existing building on the campus to a relief station for the bike trail running alongside the property.

Work would start in the spring, but only if the town can tackle the $8 million to $12 million project while staying within the state property tax cap, Casilio said.

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