South Burlington parents spoke out Wednesday night trying to stop a rehab clinic from opening near Tuttle Middle School.
Parents packed the school board meeting. City officials preliminarily approved a methadone clinic to open within 1,000 feet of the schools. The school board has appealed that decision and Wednesday night voted to ask the Howard Center to withdraw its request.
Most who spoke - like Bonnie Millan - say they support rehabilitation -- but not potentially at the expense of children.
"I don't think there's any question that we need a clinic, probably even in South Burlington, but I do want to go on record as saying I really question the validity of having it so close to a school," said Millan.
Other parents worry about creating more traffic congestion near Dorset Street. A shortage of opiate treatment options around the state - means patients can face waits of more than a year. The proposed-facility is expected to offer mostly out-patient services and serve between 350 to 1,000 people. A city planning hearing is scheduled for October 16th.
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