July 28, 2021
From The Steuben County Legislature:
BATH, NY – Some $33,000 in Medication Assisted Treatment funding will allow a Steuben County department to provide medication assisted treatment for individuals with opioid dependence.
The grant will offset start-up costs associated with treatments from Apr. 1- Sept. 21 through the county Office of Community Services, according to its director Hank Chapman.
Chapman said his office will add a part-time psychiatric nurse practitioner to assist with prescriptions.
The funds were accepted by the county Legislature when it met Monday in regular session.
Other action by Steuben legislators on Monday included:
• Passed local laws waiving the state requirement for county deputies and peace officers to live in Steuben, allowing them to reside in NYS counties sharing a border with the county, with hiring preference given to applicants living in Steuben.
• Approved tax incentives and road agreements in connection with the proposed 25-turbine Eight Point Wind Project in the towns of Greenwood, Hartsville, Hornellsville, and West Union.
• Awarded a contract for the reconstruction of the Cohocton Highway Shop, to be paid through state Consolidated Highway Improvement Project 2020 funds recently accepted by the county Legislature.
• Accepted a state Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $999, 000 to install electrical upgrades and paving improvements at the Woodlands Community in Hornellsville.
• Requested Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature reinstitute the office of Advocate for People with Disabilities.