MAYVILLE – Members of the public and the full Chautauqua County Legislature will have an opportunity to learn more about offers that have been made on the Chautauqua County Home. The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting Friday that Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards has rescheduled a meeting with the Marcus and Millichap firm of Chicago that was originally set to take place later this month, with only Edwards and four county legislators in attendance. The meeting will now take place on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. during a special meeting of the full legislature, with the public also permitted to attend.
In an email that was sent to the entire legislature, Edwards said he was canceling the originally scheduled meeting due to concerns raised by several legislators and that the special meeting would instead take place. Edwards added that he wanted to limit the impact of politics on the process and he found that having a meeting with only four other legislators wasn’t the best approach.
Edwards has declined to say how many offers have been received for the home, but said he looks forward to sitting down and discussing the options currently on the table.
Marcus and Millichap was hired late last year to market the home for prospective buyers, although any sale of the home would have to meet certain conditions established by the county – including keeping the County Home operating as a skilled nursing facility for at least 10 years and also giving current employees an opportunity to retain their employment. Any sale would also require at least 17 of 25 votes from the legislature.