County earmarks money for Chase Memorial project

NEW BERLIN – Chenango County’s planning and economic development leaders tentatively agreed last week to dip into a reserve account to help New Berlin’s Chase Memorial Nursing Home cover the preliminary costs of a $13 million building project.

A resolution to apply $50,000 from a set-aside economic development pool will be presented to the full Chenango County Board of Supervisors next month for consideration.

The not-for-profit long-term care facility plans to transform itself from the traditional, medical nursing home model into a campus-like setting complete with eight individual homes with hearths, dining rooms that seat 10, and plenty of garden views. The houses will be built east and south of the present facility. A former bus garage will be razed.

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