Monterey may look at building an assisted living facility.
Mayor Bill Wiggins said the city has land available just north of the Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center.
“Behind there is the old Monterey High School football field, which is not being used by the nursing home or the Cate-Gill building,” Wiggins said. “I propose that Monterey gets that surveyed, the corners staked out, and the property lines established.”
Wiggins said the property sits next to the nursing home and would be ideal for an assisted living facility.
“The day may come when we can locate sufficient monies on our terms,” Wiggins said. “Monterey just might want to venture into assisted living and that would be a likely spot.”
Monterey built the nursing home in 1975 and leases the building to Signature Health.
Wiggins said the city would pay between $1,000 and $1,200 to have the property surveyed.
“This is just an idea that some folks have tossed around in their minds, but there hasn’t been a fraction of a step ahead on that,” Wiggins said.
Town officials have not yet voted to survey the property.