MAYVILLE – County lawmakers will be holding another special public meeting for the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk.
The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting this morning that the meeting will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the legislative chambers in Mayville. A financial viability report on the Dunkirk skilled nursing facility will be given at that time. County legislature John Runkle (R-Stockton) is quoted as saying the report will contain various options to save the County Home money and will contain options for possibly selling the County Home. The meeting will be open to the public.
Last month, county officials learned that Absolute Care Facilities Management, LLC – based in East Aurora – and Altitude Health Services, Inc. of Chicago have each placed a bid for the county home through the marketing firm Marcus and Millichap.
County officials are considering the possible sale of the home because of rising costs. According to a financial report commissioned by the Legislature’s Audit and Control Committee, the County Home was slated to run a deficit of $3.7 million this year. In addition, the home’s cash accounts were expected to be depleted by the middle of next year. But in May lawmakers approved a $1.38 million appropriation from the county’s fund balance to match a federal grant that will give the home a $3.6 million revenue boost.