Schenectady County manager extends housing state of emergency

The Schenectady County manager is once again extending an emergency order in response to the issue of housing migrants.

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We’ve reported on the dozens of migrant families now living at the Super 8 Motel in Rotterdam – which prompted Schenectady County manager, Rory Fluman to issue a state of emergency order, back on July 24th.
The order would expire if not extended.

Last week, Bloomberg reported a list of 11 federally owned facilities suggested by the Department of Homeland Security to house migrants, and we followed up with one of the locations proposed in our area – the air national guard base in Glenville.
Fluman says they have been assured that the state does not endorse the relocation of additional asylum seekers to Schenectady County.
However, the town supervisor says local officials may not get a say in the plan.