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Former Summit prison up for auction Wednesday

Former Summit prison up for auction Wednesday

The Community Library in Cobleskill will host a public auction of the former Summit Shock Incarcerat

The Community Library in Cobleskill will host a public auction of the former Summit Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

The state Office of General Services asked for bidder and broker affidavits on Monday.

Summit Shock is a former state correctional facility that sits on approximately 20 acres of land in Schoharie County and has a capacity of about 250 occupants.

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Summit Shock as one of 11 state prisons to be closed in 2011 to save $184 million, the county lost 102 jobs.

The parcel is within roughly 290 acres of Department of Environmental Conservation reforestation area.

There are 38 buildings on the site that were built from the early 1960s through the late 2000s.

They include a mess hall, dormitories, administrative offices, automotive and small engine shops, and a facility maintenance shop.

The minimum bid for the facility is $95,000 and a $9,500 deposit — in the form of a certified check or bank check — is required to bid.

The property is being sold “as-is,” according to a news release distributed two weeks ago.

A 5 percent broker’s commission will be paid by the state to a qualified real estate broker who represents the successful bidder at the time of the closing, the release said.

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