Cheshire County Finds Funding Solution for Long-Running Nursing Home Debate

May 23, 2017

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The Cheshire County Delegation approved a 20-year, nearly $36 million bond Monday to fund renovations at Maplewood Nursing Home. 


Plans for the county-run facility have been under debate for about a decade. Maplewood aims to serve needy residents who may have no other options for care. 


The renovations will bring the nursing home up to date with current federal standards, according to Administrator Kathryn Kindopp. “We’re not looking to build the Taj Mahal,” she said. “We’re looking to be a good, sound building that’ll be safe.”


To fund the first bond payment, the county plans to increase taxes by about $50 for every $100,000 in property value.