COUNTY PRESS RELEASE– Forty-two county employees have moved from the Sain building into new offices in 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“We know that the Sain building was old, out of date, in bad shape and uncomfortable for everyone,” County Executive Ed Day the employees as he greeted them in the new offices.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 spacious and newly renovated offices on the seventh floor of the former Summit Park nursing home in Building A on the Pomona campus. The new offices were designed with modern amenities that officials hope will enable employes to do their jobs more efficiently and comfortably.
“This move will help lead Rockland County government into the future,” the county executive told staff members. “It is also a sign of how much we value you, our Rockland County workforce.”
The Department of Personnel and the Youth Bureau joined members of the Department of Economic Growth and Tourism, who moved into Building A over the summer.
The Office of Consumer Protection and the Payroll Department will move next. The Finance Department will be the last to move.
Staff members who planned the move include Director of Facilities Robert Gruffi, Assistant Director of MIS Frank Calise, Purchasing Director Paul Brennan, Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa, Personnel Commissioner Lori Gruebel, Youth Bureau Assistant Director Marianne McCarney-Haesche and many others.
By the middle of December, the Sain building is scheduled to be completely 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. Several legislators have blocked a sale to this point.
“Hopefully, it will be demolished as it should have been years ago,” Day said.
The developer wants to knock down the building and replace it with a senior housing development.