Power Authority Completes Transfer of Baldwinsville Maintenance Center

Michael Saltzman

April 1, 2004


ALBANY—The New York Power Authority has completed the sale of a former transmission line maintenance facility to the Village of Baldwinsville for $300,000.

State Senator John DeFrancisco, who represents Baldwinsville, said, “This is a great use of surplus Power Authority property to benefit the residents of the Village of Baldwinsville. It provides a modern and spacious maintenance facility at a fraction of what it would cost to build from scratch.”

Village Mayor Andrew Dryden said, “This new facility not only provides better conditions for our Public Works Department, it gives us the opportunity to redevelop our current public works site, perhaps for recreational purposes.”

The village intends to use the former Power Authority building and the 12.63 acre site it is on to house its Department of Public Works staff and equipment. The Power Authority built the one-story, steel and concrete structure in 1961 to house staff and material used to help maintain a major east-west transmission line across the state. Recent changes in Power Authority procedures, including centralizing transmission maintenance at its Clark Energy Center in Marcy, made the Baldwinsville facility surplus.