Auburn Community Hospital's proposal to take over Cayuga County's former nursing home building could be taking shape. A draft lease proposal has circulated in committee meeting documents following an early March discussion where some legislators were angry about the hospital's lack of movement.
The nursing home, which closed in 2015, is located at 7541 County House Road in Sennett. About a year ago, hospital officials told Cayuga County it was interested in the property for relocating the Finger Lakes Center for Living, a nursing home operated by ACH at its main campus in Auburn.
The proposal would also including relocating some doctors' offices to ACH's Lansing Street campus, in addition to opening up a 10-bed alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, officials had said.
The proposed lease with option to purchase agreement was included in resolutions for March's Ways and Means Committee meeting. ACH proposed a $2,000 per month lease plus utilities for 12 months with an option to renew for an additional 12 months. The draft agreement also included language to negotiate a purchase price at a later time.