HUDSON—The Pine Haven Subcommittee of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors took the first step April 24 toward privatizing 120-bed, non-profit Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Philmont. The county has owned the facility since the 1920s.
The subcommittee voted 4-1 to recommend to the Health and Medical Services Committee that the county stop work on the current Pine Haven project aimed at building a new skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility “pending future developments” and solicit proposals from those interested in purchasing Pine Haven.
Supervisor Patrick Grattan (R-Kinderhook), who chairs the subcommittee, made the motion. Voting with him were Supervisors Art Bassin (D-Ancram), John Reilly (R-Gallatin) and Sarah Sterling (D-1st Ward, Hudson). Voting “nay” was Clifford “Kippy” Weigelt (R-Claverack).
The Health and Medical Services Committee meets next on Tuesday, May 20.
Details about the subcommittee’s decision will be in the May 1 print edition of The Columbia Paper.