MAYVILLE – The effort to sell the Chautauqua County Home will resume in early February.
On Wednesday, both Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan and Legislature Chairman Jay Gould confirmed for WRFA that a special meeting involving a prospective buyer for the home will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the legislative chambers. However, neither would offer any details, including the name of the potential buyer or the asking price. All that was confirmed is that the meeting would take place on Feb. 5 and it would involve introducing the buyer to the legislature. No formal action would be taken.
Last year, there were three unsuccessful attempts to sell the county home. Twice to Altitude Health Services of Chicago and once to VestraCare of New York. Each time the sale failed by a narrow margin. This year, there is a new legislature in place. Should a proposed sale go before lawmakers, it would need at least 13 votes in order to be approved.
Last week on WRFA’s Community Matters program, Horrigan said that he would anticipate a proposal to sell the home would go before the legislature by the end of this year.