Erie County Council discusses $50,000 reimbursement from state Department of Corrections

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Erie County Council members discussing a $50,000 reimbursement from the state.  

“It’s the amount of money that is due to the county of Erie from the state of Pennsylvania, the department of corrections makes that determination,” said County Councilmember Fiore Leone.

During a meeting on Tuesday, council members went over how Erie County is entitled to receive reimbursement of trial expenses for the cost of prosecuting inmates who committed crimes while at Albion SCI. The $50,000 is for costs accumulated between 2013 and 2018.

We also talked to Councilwoman Carol Loll about any updates regarding Pleasant Ridge East. The building which sits on Lake Pleasant Road has been vacant since 2015. A committee is  still trying to decide what to do with it. “There’s different things that we’ve talked about, demolishing is one, renovating is another, moving some departments into that after renovation,” said County Councilwoman Carol Loll, 

Councilwoman Loll added that they are exploring their options before tearing it down because the pleasant ridge building still holds some value. “The building itself is a fantastic structure, the walls are brick and block. It’s something that is very highly usable,” said Councilwoman Loll. 

Once the committee makes a decision on what they want to do then they will present it to county council for approval.

Also on Tuesday, county council approved 10 thousand dollars for the creation of a plaque that honors Erie natives that died in the Great War.

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