County legislators approve rescinding funds from treatment facility

Cortland County office building. (Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith/The Cortland Voice)

The Cortland County Legislature unanimously approved rescinding funds from a nearby treatment facility that recently closed at its session on Thursday.

Based on a recommendation from the county’s finance and administration committee, the full legislature agreed to rescind $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 to send $100,000 from the opioid settlement reserve fund to 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 funds will now return to the county’s opioid settlement reserve fund.