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Edwards To Continue Search For County Home Purchaser

January 25, 2013

MAYVILLE — The dust from Wednesday’s legislature meeting is settling as County Executive Greg Edwards looks to the future of the Chautauqua County Nursing Home....

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BudZilla

Jan-25-13 1:06 AM

Spinning their wheels and claiming it is progress. Shameful!

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khulumzurug

Jan-25-13 7:20 AM

idiots like edwards and his band of 40 thieves will make a career out of this issue, if the other idiots, the voters, let him.

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sueanne

Jan-25-13 7:32 AM

Selling the home will be THE issue next election, thank you edwards for supporting the people and trying to get the home sold.

Once these rogue legislators (who voted against the sale to rothner) are purged, the home will be sold once and for all.

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hacksbgone

Jan-25-13 7:56 AM

khulumzurug, I don't understand your attack on Edwards as a comment to this article. How is he making a career out of this issue? And, who are his "band of 40 thieves?" Seriously dude, try and offer intelligent commentary. To the issue of the County Home: It is unlikely that you will see additional offers from different buyers. Note that none of the local non-profits stepped forward with an offer. If any others do step forward they will likely be at a lower purchase price. It may turn out that no other buyer wants to go through the crap that Rothner has. What a mess a few stubborn Legislators have created. Watch for massive cuts in services for 2014 as the Legislature cannot kick the deficit can down the road any longer.

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KabobBilly

Jan-25-13 7:57 AM

The "evidence" used against Mr. Rothner was quotes taken out of context and information that applied to his father, not to him.

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sueanne

Jan-25-13 8:09 AM

The article says rothners offer is good till the end of the year.

Rothner will be able to buy after nov elections.

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sueanne

Jan-25-13 8:13 AM

Its not rothners offer thats good till the end off the year but why wouldnt they still be interested?

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Harold

Jan-25-13 8:45 AM

Mrs. Cornell plans to run for County Clerk this November. Remember this at election time.

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askwhy

Jan-25-13 9:02 AM

The county home also contributes to the high cost of medicaid to tax payers of the county. Ever think of how much medicaid goes into paying for home residents. So on top of the already high medicaid cost the county has to toss in another $9K/day to give these CSEA Union members the good life. All the other homes in county don't get this preferential treatment. Home should get by on what it takes in and not a penny more. Problem is CSEA knows it can exploit the taxpayers because they are more powerful than the local politicians and voting public.

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mrinbetween

Jan-25-13 9:13 AM

Here's a solution. Close the home and move the inhabitants in with the 9 legislators who voted no. I think they mind.

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duckster

Jan-25-13 10:05 AM

Like I said.. the home will be sold (or boarded up) but not until at least one or two of the reprobates are voted out. It remains kind of a bad news/good news situation. Sad isn't it?

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yoryevrah

Jan-25-13 10:26 AM

With access to the real county home numbers, the CGR report proves that the county home has a modest surplus and a $5 million fund balance which Edwards would be pleased to absorb. Look at the CGR summary on the county website. The county home and its residents are being sold off by Edwards. He has blocked negotiations to implement the union concessions which amount to $2 million over 5 years. The fact is - the county can make money for the community with a well run county home.

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Orangeman

Jan-25-13 10:40 AM

I'm guessing Sandy Sopak is retiring, because Lori Cornell already ran for County Clerk before and got her butt kicked by Sandy Sopak.

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Watcher02

Jan-25-13 10:51 AM

How can Hovak,Cornell,and the rest of the NO VOTES live with themselves knowing that this COUNTY HOME cost the Chautauqua County taxpayers 9k a day. Edward already said that the window is just about closed. People that live in their area of representation should be screaming at them for this injustice

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KabobBilly

Jan-25-13 11:12 AM

The CCH only has a "surplus" because it received $14.6M in IGT funding (tax dollars) in the last 5 years. The home does NOT have a $5M fund balance and the $2M in savings offered by CSEA over the next five years will reduce the losses to $14M as the home is losing over $3M per year.

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yoryevrah

Jan-25-13 11:14 AM

Solve the real problem: Mismanagement by the county executive is the reason why a financially stable, essential public facility has been undermined. Who is checking the numbers Edwards misrepresents? Implementation of proposed cost cuts and revenue enhancements, (many offered by the union) would allow the home to remain part of the commons that is fast disappearing to Big Business.

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Local14701

Jan-25-13 11:18 AM

How imbecile...we should just get out a countdown clock for the day when the home closes down in a year and a half...

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Someone

Jan-25-13 11:27 AM

From the CGR report "Some argue that while the Home is needed and must be sustained, it is not necessarily the role of the County to own and perate it, especially when there is an existing competitive market, and that a private operator may be able to institute efficiencies and various modifications that would reduce costs and improve services.Under all foreseeable scenarios, CCH will require some level of County taxpayer support in the future."

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SCALLYWAG

Jan-25-13 11:40 AM

Do it the oldfashoned way. Send cousin viney up to mayville for a visit

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sueanne

Jan-25-13 12:13 PM

Just 1 vote short, getting rid of cornell or whitney or hoyer will get the job done. Then the county home can be disposed of. The only option may be closing down the home and transferring the patients to existing homes in the county.

If you see hoyer, cornell or whitney, they should be reminded of their vote if you dissagree.

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yoryevrah

Jan-25-13 12:33 PM

We are referring to the elderly people who built our community. This is not WalMart. It is not a business. The Chautauqua County Home is and essential public service. With this kind of thinking, our county will be selling off the schools, the water and the local police....

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sueanne

Jan-25-13 12:36 PM

This is the only home in the county that is not privately owned and they are doing fine.

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overburdened

Jan-25-13 12:45 PM

Retoric- we stop the sale of the CCH, and put more restrictions on Fairmount Ave so no viable business wants to come, and then we say "are the signs too bright"? Brighter than some who represent us!

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fmd1934

Jan-25-13 1:06 PM

Sell the Home ! and Whitney, your not getting my vote next time around.

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LindaD

Jan-25-13 1:15 PM

Awwwww, the kick-the-poor-and-old 'cause they can't fight back crowd all got their panties in a wad 'cause their hero couldn't sell his bad deal with a questionable buyer to the legislature. Poor babies.

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