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Video shows support for proposed drug treatment facility in Broome County

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(WBNG) -- On Monday leaders released a video featuring prominent figures in the community, showcasing their support for the drug treatment facility at the former Broome Developmental Center.

"It's intended to show the support, the really bipartisan support for this treatment project," Broome County Executive Jason Garnar explained. "The people that you see in this video are certainly people that come from different backgrounds, some of them come from different political backgrounds, but they've all rallied around one simple concept that we really need to put people before politics and work to save lives here."

Since being posted on County Executive Jason Garnar's Facebook page it's gotten more than a hundred shares. A vote to accept state funding for the facility, which would bring at least 50 treatment beds to the currently vacant building, could take place before the end of the year. 

It's up to the Broome County Legislature to make the decision. The proposal has seen some push back from Republican Chairman Dan Reynolds in the past with concerns about information regarding the center, and what it means for our area.

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12 News reached out to Reynolds for comment Monday about the video, but he did not get back us. 

"If there's any remaining questions that they have they get those answered, and we're dedicated if there are any, determined if there are any questions out there we will answer them, but I think at this point it really comes down to getting in there and taking the vote," Garnar said. 

Garnar wants to bring this to the community and hopes all sides see why he thinks it is important for the Southern Tier in the fight against the opioid epidemic. 

A Committee of the whole legislature will meet on December 27. After the meeting, the legislature will consider accepting nearly $3 million from the state. 

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