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Another chapter in the former site of the Girls Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Center in Geneva.
It’s now on the auction block.
That’s less than half of what taxpayers spent just three years ago to fix it up.
“I’m disappointed especially since the state has so many behavioral health needs and someday, we may require a campus,” said State Sen. Tom Brandt. He represents the district that Geneva is in.
Geneva’s outgoing mayor Eric Kamler said it was a disappointment a deal couldn’t be worked out.
“This issue is one of the biggest disappointments of my time as mayor of Geneva. The city council voted unanimously in May 2022 to decline the DAS offer to obtain the campus. I am hopeful that Mayor-elect Lightwine and the Geneva City Council will work with DHHS on finding a new home for their Geneva Call Center to keep the jobs in Geneva where they belong,” Kamler said.
Brandt echoed that hope.
“We want to make sure that all 35 of those jobs stay in the community of Geneva because now they are selling the office building that these people work in and they are being forced to relocate to other quarters,” Brandt said.