OGDENSBURG State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, will stay in her Ogdensburg office for two more years.
The City Council earlier this week voted 7-0 in favor of a two-year lease on 840 square feet of space at City Hall the senator has rented as a regional office since the summer of 2011.
The rent will remain the same, $210.06 per month, or $2,520.72 annually, retroactive to Jan. 1 and in effect until Dec. 31, 2014.
James E. Reagen, who runs the office as the senators St. Lawrence County communications director, said Wednesday the Ogdensburg outpost has been a success for her.
The senator is very pleased to have an office in her home community, he said.
Mrs. Ritchie also has a satellite office in Watertown, but Mr. Reagen called it a chore and an unrealistic expectation for constituents in the Ogdensburg area and elsewhere in the 48th Senate Districts St. Lawrence County section to travel 60 miles to get there.
Ogdensburg is closer.
Were in the neighborhood, Mr. Reagen said.
The presence of the senators Ogdensburg office is appreciated by at least one public servant.
Its nice to be able to walk into the senators office, said city Councilman Daniel E. Skamperle. I have done it many times.