FARMINGTON — Among the items on the Farmington City Council's Tuesday evening agenda is whether or not to adopt a resolution seeking a $300,000 grant for Four Winds Recovery Center.
The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall at 800 Municipal Drive.
General Services Director Julie Baird said the city has received the alcohol detoxification grant since 2004 from the state's Local Government Division. It pays the money in quarterly or monthly amounts to Four Winds Recovery Center, which uses the funds for its detoxification services.
The director of Four Winds Recovery Center, Jolene Schneider, could not be reached for comment on Friday.
According to a letter signed by Totah Behavioral Health Authority's program and clinical administrator praising Four Winds Recovery Center, the organization is the only group that provides social detoxification and substance abuse inpatient treatment services in the community.
"These services are greatly needed," wrote Totah's program and clinical administrator, Kristine Carlson. "In addition, Four Winds provides an array of treatment services that support the full recovery process."
Two other letters of support are enclosed in the council's agenda. One is signed by Alternative Sentencing Division Administrator Jennifer Miller. The other is signed by Presbyterian Medical Services Regional Director Mike Renaud.
"Having collaborated for many years in addressing substance abuse issues, continuation of Four Winds is considered crucial to those at the Alternative Sentencing Division," Miller wrote.
General Services Office Manager Joanna Oliver said the city's grant will be reviewed April 2, and the city will receive confirmation shortly after. Baird said it is likely the city will get the grant.
"I think the state is certainly aware of the program that has gone on here for a number of years, and I think they probably will support us," she said.