Work underway on new town garage in Canandaigua

After several years of discussions and planning, several town officials stood about where the former town highway garage stood.

Councilman Terry Fennelly, who is chairman of the town’s public works committee, said, “We’re finally here.”

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday night to begin work on the town’s new, $6 million highway facility.

“It’s been a long time coming, but it will be worth it,” Fennelly said. “It’s a class A facility.”

A 41,000-square-foot facility will replace the former garage, which town crews tore down in April. By doing the work in-house, the town saved some money to offset the overall cost, according to Town Supervisor Greg Westbrook.

The average homeowner with a home assessed at $250,000 will see an increase of no more than $75 a year on his or her tax bill. The town also has set aside about $1 million in reserve funding for the project.

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