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Vote To Sell County Home Fails By One Vote, 16-9; Legislature To Continue With Marketing

January 24, 2013

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Nursing Home is still in the county’s hand....

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GeorgeC

Jan-24-13 3:32 AM

The nursing home is costing taxpayers money, and the private sector can run it well, so we should sell it. See ***********post-journal****/page/content.detail/id/615742/Facts-Back-Selling-Home.html?nav=5010.

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GeorgeC

Jan-24-13 5:13 AM

If the county legislature can't muster a two-thirds vote to sell the nursing home, that doesn't mean it can't muster a majority vote to close it.

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Thomas77

Jan-24-13 5:59 AM

Rothner wanted to buy the home, which would of put money back in the county budget. You have a nursing home that is losing money and could fail! I guess politicians are worthless at every level! It does not make any sense!

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Harold

Jan-24-13 6:03 AM

Thomas, 16 legislators voted to sell the home. Why would you call all politicians worthless?

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CharlesK

Jan-24-13 6:31 AM

"Legislature Votes 16-9 Against Sale"

The above PJ headline was incorrect. It should have been "County Fails to Sell Home with 16-9 Vote."

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ru4real

Jan-24-13 6:50 AM

Send the 16 that voted to strap tax payers to the unemployment line, they just proven they do not have the tax payers best interest. Vote the bums out!!!

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ru4real

Jan-24-13 7:15 AM

This Cornell had a conflict of interest with taxpayers paying to take care of her grandmother. She the first to go!! VOTE!

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sueanne

Jan-24-13 7:21 AM

Now we know who to get rid of next november. These union owned pariahs who could care less about serving the people of chautauqua county must be voted out of office. This issue will be front and center in the next election when we get to exercise our vote.

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sueanne

Jan-24-13 7:22 AM

Cornell wants us to pay for her grandma, she is a creep.

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madman

Jan-24-13 7:35 AM

I am interested to hear what the 9 voting against will tell the citizens of Chautaqua why certain services have to be cut because this county home is costing tax payers $9K /day. Shame on those 9 for not doing what the people who voted for them want.

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Sammie

Jan-24-13 8:00 AM

ru4real - Sixteen voted to sell, nine voted to keep it.

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KabobBilly

Jan-24-13 8:06 AM

Cornell, Whitney and Hoyer voted to keep the money losing home. Hoyer said it wasn't for sale for any price to anyone. The home will go broke by the end of 2014 and be forced to close. All those jobs lost and peoples lives ruined. So sad some people can't see this.

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pedrov

Jan-24-13 8:20 AM

cornell should cry because her political future is done; vote no more support money and let it close.

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marchhare

Jan-24-13 8:27 AM

This is normal for this area. Never take any true action. I say lets see how many studies they have to do over, lets say the next 10 to 15 years to decided if the home should be sold, or should we keep it. This is normally what happens in local government around here. This issue is just like that stinking lake! I have lived here 12 years and no real action there too, just keep studying the problem and voting and getting little to nothing done. The home was needed when the poor had not place to go, however, today with government insurance the poor elderly have choices. The biggest clue to why the home will not be dealt with is the county yahoo's are going by rules created in 1975.

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wisechoice2010

Jan-24-13 8:27 AM

I see now where Mrs. Cornell's loyalties lie. I think her constituents need to let her know how they feel. Sad, very sad that people vote personal agenda and personal gain before their constituents. Isn't DeJoe the same man who sits on a school board who wishes to see a district slowly slip away and die, rather than merge and find growth and prosperity for the students and community.

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KabobBilly

Jan-24-13 8:56 AM

The final vote should have been 21-4. Only Heenan, Ahlstrom, Coughlin and Scudder had a reason to vote NO. The people they represent wanted them to vote NO. All other legislators should have voted YES to the sale if they really represented the people of their districts.

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Watcher02

Jan-24-13 9:30 AM

Cornell, Hoyer and the rest of the no votes cost the county over 8K a day. How are they able to live with themselves? The voters must do every thing in their power to get rid of these knuckleheads !!!!!!!!

It a horrible position they have put the taxpayers in

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GOP711

Jan-24-13 9:51 AM

WHAT DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND. LOOSING 8K+ A DAY. THE HOME IS A GREAT PLACE, BUT IF IT IS LOOSING MONEY IT'S TIME TO SELL. THE LOSES ARE ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE WITH THE NEW HEALTH CARE SYSTEM COMING. THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED TO KEEP IT OPEN SHOULD PROVIDE A DETAILED LIST WHY. PLEASE PUBLISH IT IN THE NEWS PAPER FOR THE TAX PAYERS TO REVIEW.

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sueanne

Jan-24-13 9:57 AM

We need to address this issue after the nov election when we will choose who will vote to sell the home to rothner.

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Gbigland

Jan-24-13 10:12 AM

Ever notice how these things carry out till after the elections, cause they know that the average voter has short term memory and will not remember when it come time to get re-elected? I had a guy call Tuesday night asking me to call my rep, Nazzaro, and ask him to vote no. When I told the guy that I was for selling thew home, he started to "cry" since he may loose his job. I am sorry for him, but I have been in that position before, yet I survived, and luckly almost always for the better. My reply to ANY govenmnet employee is, Number one, you work for me tha taxpayer, and Two, "to bad, so sad", welcome to the real world, like the rest of the working class. SELL THE HOME!

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wisechoice2010

Jan-24-13 10:27 AM

Gbigland, the funny thing is that they will keep their jobs and their salaries. They will lose nothing for 10 years providing they pass a background check. I think that is pretty good. The problem., CSEA will lose $160,000 in annual dues. Tell me who they are worried about.

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wisechoice2010

Jan-24-13 10:27 AM

Gbigland, the funny thing is that they will keep their jobs and their salaries. They will lose nothing for 10 years providing they pass a background check. I think that is pretty good. The problem., CSEA will lose $160,000 in annual dues. Tell me who they are worried about.

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Someone

Jan-24-13 10:51 AM

Mrs. Cornell we all have a sad story to tell about losing loved ones - also with the new healthcare law moving towards managed care instead of using our taspayer dollars to subsidize the loses at the county home it should have been provatized. We should spend $1000.00 A YEAR on each of the hundreads of people waiting for help to stay in their home - which allows them to pay taxes spend money and contribute to the tax base. The sale would have saved the county home for decades to come - now I am not so sure what the future will be for the residents - have had numerous relatives in 4 different homes in our area but private pay and medicaid and never had a problem with the admission process of their care. As far as the employees - join the real world no one guarantees my job!

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wantabe

Jan-24-13 10:58 AM

Thanks for your doing your homework about the negatives of Rothner, Cornell and thanks for your support Horrigan. Vote out Borrello, Barmore, Gerry next election.

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blanchard

Jan-24-13 11:09 AM

Leave Lori alone she puts her family FIRST,in my book thats a great person. She will always get our families vote

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