The Broome County Legislature December 27  takes up the proposal calling for accepting New York State funding to open a drug treatment and rehabilitation facility at the Broome Developmental Center.

If the Legislature doesn’t accept the funding or flat-out turn down the proposal, the issue would have to be introduced anew in 2018.

The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services is looking to grant $3 million to Syracuse Behavioral Health to provide services at a fifty-bed treatment facility, serving approximately 3,200 clients a year.

Legislative Chairman Daniel Reynolds has questioned exactly how the planned size of the facility had been set, what cost would be incurred by the county and whether Broome would get any reimbursement for those costs.

If it opens as proposed, the facility would be the third largest in the state and the biggest rehab center outside of New York City.

A vote on the issue is expected following a Committee-of-the-Whole session that starts at 4 p.m.

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