Saratoga Springs

Vote on Saratoga Code Blue shelter set for Monday

Mayor: City will find permanent spot regardless of tally
Residents relax on the second night of Code Blue Saratoga at Soul Saving Station Church in Saratoga Springs on Nov. 8.
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Residents relax on the second night of Code Blue Saratoga at Soul Saving Station Church in Saratoga Springs on Nov. 8.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The decision on whether the city’s Code Blue shelter will have a permanent home will be made on Monday.

The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals will vote on whether the proposed Code Blue shelter can be considered a neighborhood rooming house, which is what the area is zoned for.

Currently, the Code Blue shelter is operating at Soul Saving Station Church on Henry Street. It serves Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties.

Its proposed new and permanent location is an addition built onto Shelters of Saratoga’s Walworth Street headquarters, where Mayor Meg Kelly said an addition would be built. 

It was supposed to open in November, until legal action from neighbors stymied the plans.

Kelly said the result of the board’s vote will not deter her from what her original mission was.

“One way or another, we will be moving forward, whether it’s passed or not, with finding a permanent home for Code Blue,” the city’s new mayor said.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday at City Hall.

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