GENESEO – The Town of Geneseo is reaching out to the Village for their thoughts on an end-all cooperative investigation to see if the vacant upstairs space in the Geneseo Building can be used for the location of the Town Government.
According to Geneseo Town Supervisor William Wadsworth, members of the community have said on many occasions that they wish the Town government was as closer and more accessible, and the Town should decide once and for all if the Building is an appropriate space for the seat of Town Government.
“Personally, I feel it is diligent to have this last pass at this building, if only to let people know once and for all why we will or will not move there,” said Town Supervisor William Wadsworth at last Thursday’s Geneseo Town Board meeting. “We are not needy. Look where we are now. We’re in a nursing home. Sure, it’s not perfect, but it suits our needs, and we can do our jobs.”
Preliminary estimates by the Town Board are that a study into whether the building will be useful will cost $6,000. However, Wadsworth added that it would be much more costly to expand an existing building to make Town government more centrally located, or to construct a new building.
“We don’t need a palace, we just need a place to work,” added Wadsworth. “I would much rather invest in a historic existing building than build a new one.”
Wadsworth pointed out that the Town government has operated out of the Geneseo Building in the past.
Village Trustee Benjamin Gajewski said that although the Village has not formally met on this topic, he and other Village Board members are well aware that this conversation is taking place and has occurred in past years.