MAYVILLE – Another Chautauqua County Legislature committee will be looking at a resolution calling for the sale of the Chautauqua County Home when it meets this morning in Mayville.
The legislature’s Audit and Control committee is set to meet at 8:30 a.m. to discuss the sale of the home, which was also taken up on Wednesday during the Human Services Committee meeting.
According to today’s Post-Journal, that committee approved the resolution to sell the home to Altitude Health Services, Inc. at a cost of $16.5 million dollars. The vote was 3 to 2, with legislators Vince Horrigan (R-Bemus Point), Mark Tarbrake (R-Ellicott) and John Hemmer (R-Westfield) in favor of the sale, while legislators Timothy Hoyer (D-Jamestown) and Vicky James (D-Jamestown) were against the resolution.
A second resolution was also discussed dealing simply with the sale of the home, without mention of a possible buyer. According to a memo to both committees from County Executive Greg Edwards and County Attorney Steven Abdella, “If the first resolution were to pass the full Legislature, the second resolution would be ruled out of order. If the first resolution does not pass the full Legislature, the second resolution will be available for action.”
We will have more on the sale of the county home tonight during our Community Matters program, when we share portions of a critical discussion on the sale of the home, which took place Monday evening, Jan. 7 at the Prendergast Library. That will air tonight at 6 p.m. on WRFA.