Valley View nursing home

GOSHEN – In a unanimous 19-0 vote on Thursday, the Orange County Legislature override County Executive Edward Diana’s veto and funded the Valley View nursing home for all of 2014.

Diana had only funded the county-owned facility for three months in his proposed $731 million spending plan.  But, lawmakers put the money back in and then adopted the full budget for next year.

The effort to restore funding and disprove the Valley View operating figures provided by Diana was led by Legislator and fellow Republican Michael Anagnostakis.

Amo Opposes Full Year Valley View Funding

Oct 28, 2013
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GOSHEN – Orange County Legislator Michael Amo (I-1) may be the lone holdout when lawmakers vote to fund the county’s Valley View nursing home for a full year in 2014.

County Executive Edward Diana only allocated funding for the first four months of the year and Amo, who is chairman of the Health Committee, which has already voted in favor of full year funding, said given the fact that a new county executive and legislature will be coming into office in January, the county should investigate a new model to operate Valley View.

An Additional $8.4 Million For Valley View

Sep 6, 2013

GOSHEN – The Orange County Legislature Thursday approved allocating $8.4 million to fund the Valley View nursing home through the end of the year.

A handful of lawmakers wanted to hike that to $14.4 million as originally proposed by County Executive Edward Diana.

Republican Legislator Patrick Berardinelli (R-6) sought the full amount.