An important hurdle has been cleared to allow for the sale of the former Cayuga County Nursing Home to Auburn Community Hospital.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation late Monday that authorizes the county to sell or lease the vacant property in Sennett. The bill was sponsored by state Sen. John DeFrancisco and Assemblyman Gary Finch, both of whom represent the city of Auburn and several Cayuga County towns.
The nursing home on County House Road has been closed since 2015 after a merger with Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center in Auburn, which is now known as The Commons on St. Anthony.