Freeport officials wait to see if NY Senate will vote on future of Armory building

Village officials are waiting to see if the state Senate will vote on the future of the Armory building in Freeport before the session ends.

The village wants to move the DPW into

The village wants to move the DPW into the Armory. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

FREEPORT - Village officials are waiting to see if the state Senate will vote on the future of the Armory building in Freeport before the session ends.

Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper, who represents the area, wants to give the Armory in Freeport to a nonprofit group connected to a local church. The village says it needs the property for its new public works building to replace the old one that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. If the village doesn't get that land, officials say it will cost taxpayers millions to repair the old building.

Hooper's bill to give the property to the church passed the Assembly, but there is no word on whether the Senate will vote on it before the session ends.

Homeowners who oppose the legislation are signing petitions urging state lawmakers not to approve Hooper’s bill.

Hooper's bill was passed by the Senate at the last minute last year, but was ultimately vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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