WATERLOO — The Seneca County Health Department and Office for the Aging are in the process of moving into the former BonaDent building.
The move began Monday and was set to wrap up today. They are moving into the Public Health and Aging Services Building, renovated space immediately east of the County Office Building.
“There may be slight disruptions of both the Public Health clinic and the Office for the Aging senior nutrition site,” County Manager John Sheppard said. “Patrons are advised to coordinate with each department for the near term on their daily schedules.”
The county Health Department will no longer operate out of 31 Thurber Drive, while the Office for the Aging is moving from the first floor of the County Office Building on DiPronio Drive. The county plans to move the other occupant of the 31 Thurber Drive facility, the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Department, into the spot the Office for the Aging is vacating — space that will be renovated for the move, pending county Board of Supervisors approval.
Sheppard added that the county plans to sell the Thurber Drive building.
The county bought the former BonaDent building for $3.2 million in 2016, a year after the dental manufacturing company relocated to the former Walmart on Routes 5&20.
Sheppard also provided the following updates on county matters:
- Construction of a $10 million sanitary sewer system on Route 318 in Tyre and Junius is ahead of schedule. The county is awaiting a decision from the state Thruway Authority on its involvement in the project. The sewer lines would serve the Thruway rest station in Junius.
- Increases in sales tax and casino gaming revenue make it “very promising” the county will be able to hold the line on county property taxes in 2019.