Committee recommends county rescind funds from closed treatment clinic

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A committee on Tuesday voted to recommend Cortland County rescind funds that were provided for a now-closed addiction treatment facility.

The county’s finance and administration committee voted 6-0 in favor of the county to take back $100,000 after the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County (ADC) closed its doors in February.

ADC abruptly closed last month due to financial constraints. According to the minutes from the Dec. 21 (2023) county legislative session, legislators unanimously approved $100,000 from the opioid settlement reserve fund for the 40-bed treatment clinic.

Minutes from the Dec. 21 legislative session stated that the county's opioid settlement committee previously submitted proposals for $65,625 to be used for a counselor for one year and $34,375 for general operating expenses.

The committee’s vote will move to the full legislature at its session scheduled for March 28 at 6 p.m. If approved, the $100,000 will return to the county’s opioid settlement reserve funds.