MAYVILLE – A Buffalo based business specializing in the operation of nursing homes has put in an offer to purchase the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk.
On Wednesday, Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards announced that Richard Platschek is offering to buy the county home at a cost of $16.5 million. That is the same amount that was offered earlier this year by Altitude Health Services, Inc. of Chicago, only to be turned down by the county due to a lack of votes in the legislature.
According to an article in today’s Jamestown Post-Journal, Platschek is making the offer through 10836 Temple Realty LLC and Chautauqua Restorative and Nursing Center LLC. In addition to the purchase offer, there is also a $1.65 million good faith deposit to the county. It also states that the terms of the contract are similar to the ones previously reviewed by the legislature in the offer by Altitude Health Services. To help the legislature better understand his operations, Platschek has invited any legislator to tour his facilities.
The details of the proposal have been passed on to the legislature for its review and lawmakers will most likely begin the process of discussing the sale later this month.