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Glendale Nursing Home plans to be revealed

The Schenectady County Legislature's Human Services and Aging Subcommittee on the Glendale Nursing Home are holding a public meeting on the construction of a new facility tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the nursing home located on 59 Hetcheltown Road in Glenville.

Controversy began in July 2010 over the potential development of land behind the homes of Cedar Lane residents when surveyors put out stakes into the field next to the Indian Kill Preserve as part of the initial stages to construct a new Glendale Nursing Home. In response, residents formed a community group, Friends of the Indian Kill Field, to help raise community awareness to protect the land, which also includes the sledding hill many residents use during winter months.

The following month on Aug. 24, Chairwoman of the County Legislature Susan Savage said in a statement to The Spotlight that the new Glendale Nursing Home would not be built on the Indian Kill Field, because the site has "inadequate space and difficult and costly engineering challenges."

Although Savage drafted legislation to preserve the contested land, it hasn't been brought to the table to be voted on by legislatures. During a Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, County Legislature meeting the field next to the Glendale Nursing Home appeared to still be a possible location for the new facility.

"As far as I'm concerned, that parcel in Glenville is still a contender for the nursing home," said Deputy Chair Vincent DiCerbo during the Dec. 14 meeting.

Check back to www.SpotlightNews.com for coverage of the meeting and what plans are revealed for the home.""

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