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Claverack board opposes Pine Haven privatization

May 09, 2014 6:19 am
Joe Gentile is reporting in the Register Star the Claverack Town Board followed the village of Philmont Thurs., May 8, and approved a resolution in opposition to the privatization of the county-owned Pine Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. The resolution called for keeping Pine Haven located at its current Philmont location. The board also expressed the expectation that the Columbia County Board of Supervisors will undertake a thorough review and study of the situation before any decisions on the fate of Pine Haven are made. The Philmont Village Board adopted a similar resolution last month. Members of the Board of Supervisors Pine Haven Subcommittee voted last month to cancel construction on the center, and to begin soliciting bids from interested buyers. The subcommittee’s recommendations are scheduled to be heard by the Health and Medical Services Committee on May 20, before the matter moves on for a vote by the full board on June 11. Read the full story in the Register Star.