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Second vote on selling County Home said possible

February 12, 2013

MAYVILLE — A second vote on whether to sell the Chautauqua County Nursing Home to Altitude Health Services could be on the table this month....

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Canonball

Feb-12-13 1:42 AM

Edwards is no different than the slum lords in Chautauqua County. There seems to be an infestation of sneaky rats in office and in Jamestown. They want to "amend" the law to their benefit, why not amend it ours? Selling the County Home is a big mistake!!!

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MachineHead

Feb-12-13 2:08 AM

Changing the rules as the game is played?.That is pathetic.Every one of these legislators should be removed from office including Mr.Edwards.This whole County Home issue stunk from day one,now the smell is so bad a person needs an oxygen mask to breathe!.How much more shenanigans are this Counties taxpayers going to put up with!.Changing the rules as the game is being played is cheating and I for one don't like cheaters!.Hey Mr.Edwards,did you see the Pope is stepping down?.Seeing you think you are God,why don't you see if you can be a candidate to be the next one.Thats your ultimate goal isn't it?.Every one has to kneel down and kiss your hand and feet?.lol..You are are phoney and a loser.lol.

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Christopher

Feb-12-13 6:23 AM

It's done. PLEASE find another issue!

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bulldog10

Feb-12-13 6:47 AM

There is more then one way to skin a cat.

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judeye

Feb-12-13 7:54 AM

Is this a case of "if the vote does not go the way you want, just keep making them re vote time and time again until it finally comes out the way you want"?

Gosh..seriously...do our legislators have nothing better to do than keep voting on this issue? Why not try implementing some of the cost saving, revenue generating ideas that were in the report?

Something tells me there may be more to this than meets the eye. Our eyes at least.

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Fredonia6

Feb-12-13 8:16 AM

Typical politicians - if they don't get their way the first time - keep going back and doing it until you do. Strange idea for politicians but maybe, just maybe, it's time to LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE!!! The County Home and the people that work there are wonderful. I had a family member there in the Alzheimer's unit - man, the care my family member got was top notch with excellent care! Isn't care for our elderly more important than welfare? Cut the welfare benefits and take care of our elderly who have paid their dues!

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rumblefish

Feb-12-13 8:29 AM

said it before will say it again,put the sale on the ballot and let the taxpayer choose,settle the issue once and for all

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Marcia

Feb-12-13 8:31 AM

Seriously? Keep voting until you get your way? You lost, get over it and move on.

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FredoniaFred

Feb-12-13 8:34 AM

The sale can not be put on the ballot by law. If it was on the ballot, more than 75% of the county's residents would vote to sell. In the meanwhile the CCH is losing a quarter of a million dollars per month.

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MachineHead

Feb-12-13 8:38 AM

FredoniaFred:You are full of shiite!.My mask is on!.Take your phoney numbers and cram em!.

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commentor

Feb-12-13 8:40 AM

Judeye....you forgot the well. Put it up for public vote and end it once and for all.

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DarkStar

Feb-12-13 8:40 AM

Marcia,

Did you feel the same way when Obama healthcare wounldn't pass so they used back door dealings to sneak it through?

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DunkirkRFD

Feb-12-13 8:44 AM

Marcia didn't have a problem with voting month after month when the issue was downsizing the legislature. It works both ways, not just your way.

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CadeFoster

Feb-12-13 8:44 AM

phony numbers? losing 9000 dollars aday time 30days is $270000. any business that is losing 9 grand a day needs change ! if your household was losing 9 grand a day would you do something ??? Something needs to be do or just they just close the doors? Look at Cott , they lose a customer, they eliminate jobs,that simple. cant lose money every day and stey in business

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DKexpat

Feb-12-13 8:45 AM

Let's face it - Edwards and his cronies are desperate for a one-time influx of cash to make up for years and years of poor decisions by the Executive and Legislature.

What do they plan to sell NEXT year?

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Snotziman

Feb-12-13 8:55 AM

For those of you who believe that most people want the CCH to remain county owned, look at all the disagrees on this site. Those in favor of selling are just keeping quiet so as not to argue with their neighbors. Most want to sell.

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PhilJulian

Feb-12-13 9:13 AM

There is a simple solution to this problem. Put the issue on the November ballot and let the voters (and taxpayers) decide. The legislature is exposed and influenced by special interest pressures - most of the voting public is not.

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MachineHead

Feb-12-13 9:18 AM

Snotziman:lol..You make me laugh.Thinking the amount of agrees and disagrees is a scientific poll..Numbers that add up to nothing.Heres a number for you,it only takes 10% of registered voters to call for a recall election.Say hello to your neighbors.lol.

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MachineHead

Feb-12-13 9:28 AM

I think Mr.Edwards would sell his own mother to get what he wants!.

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notalways

Feb-12-13 9:30 AM

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notalways

Feb-12-13 9:32 AM

ARE

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notalways

Feb-12-13 9:38 AM

Sorry. Are you kidding me!!!! Beyond the fact that this is wrong on so many levels we all need to think of the long range effect of this. If you remove the super majority, which is there to protect taxpayer, which ever party is in the majority can vote to sell anything they want. Spend our dollars to improve property, then sell it off to the highest (or only) bidder.

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MachineHead

Feb-12-13 9:44 AM

Avi's reputation and past history was completely unacceptable (as a potential buyer), yet the incompetent gang in Mayville was willing to sell it to this man (for a questionably low sum), even though they're well aware of his poor record as a nursing home owner/operator? When questioning Avi in front of the full legislature, Barmore really showed no concern about the serious allegations that have been raised. It was almost like: "Sorry I have to ask, but don't worry about it, we'll still try to sell to you.

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MachineHead

Feb-12-13 9:49 AM

Researching other Public Homes in this state and other states, it was found that by implementing changes that were recommended in the studies they had done,these Homes were able to remain as is and not privatized.These County governments knew what had to be done,and they did it.This County government has had years to do the same and to this day continues not to do so.How can they throw their hands up and the only word they know is sell?.Get with the program and start now.There never was a problem with the County Home up until Mr.Edwards and some legislators decided to neglect the Home.

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MachineHead

Feb-12-13 9:51 AM

Its sad that Mr.Edwards gloats about himself being the main reason for the Homes neglect.And he is recommended for State Governor?.You got to be kidding.lol.The County Home has been neglected for years since Mr.Edwards took over,and its not just him,its his sheep legislators also.Implement the g-damn recommendations that were made years ago and are still recommended today!.Get that gas well hooked up for free by Mr Cotton!.Negotiate in good faith with the Union,not have a vendetta against it.Stop wasting our tax money on your folly Mr.Edwards you are not performing your job duties in the best interest to the taxpayer.There are ways to keep the Home on even keel,with not much burden on the taxpayer.Expand the rehab unit!.Thats private insurance,not Medicare/Medicaid,a no brainer!.

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