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Rothner Offer Off The Table

March 3, 2013

Chautauqua County won’t have William (Avi) Rothner to kick around anymore. Following the Feb....

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katie23

Mar-04-13 5:48 PM

wow, with the way you all go on about Rothner perhaps you would like for him to bid on one of your homes in your area? seeing as how LSS only has a one star rating as well, perhaps he could turn that one into a 4 star too!! And speaking of tax dollars those federal grants that LSS receives come from your tax dollars to my understanding so maybe they should seriously consider lowering your taxes by selling to Rothner.

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madman

Mar-04-13 7:41 AM

Congratulations to Cornell, Whitney, and Hoyer. You have accomplished 2 things. 1)Additional losses for county citizens to fund, and 2)eventual closing of this home. Once this home closes will any of the 3 legislators have the courage to stand in front of the employees and the residents of this home and explain why they no longer have jobs or a place to live? My guess is no they will not. And that describes what type of people these 3 are. Parents must be real proud.

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sueanne

Mar-03-13 2:47 PM

I would suggest visiting the unbiased rating web sites that rate all the nursing homes, as I stated our county home is only 1 star, the lowest possible and please take note of the gov inspections section that lists the violations, dunkirk has I'm guessing at least 20 to 30 violations.

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sueanne

Mar-03-13 2:39 PM

It would be hard to calculate but we know the added services would bring more people into the dunkirk area which would have a positive impact on local businesses.

Another benefit to the taxpayers, they would no longer be financially responsible for future retires pensions and who knows how much that would save. Another advantage, the new owner would pay sales tax and income taxes.

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sueanne

Mar-03-13 2:19 PM

Also how much property tax would be generated for a 16 million dollar assessed business property. Plus additional over 16 million less selling costs from the sale of the property. And over 3 million per year in federal and state taxes. Plus the most important part is the overall quality rating currently at one star, wm rothners homes are rated 4 star overall and the better business bureau gives his homes A plus rating which is their highest with no complaints listed.

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CharlesK

Mar-03-13 1:37 PM

Harold - Are you sure on these numbers and the resulting property tax impact? Somewhere I read that Edwards indicated the tax rate would barely change. This is part of the problem - far too much conflicting information out there.

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rukiddingme

Mar-03-13 12:52 PM

The taxes are just one part of the benefits to selling the CCH. How about the workers retaining their jobs and the residents retaining their home. What happens if the 16 legislators in favor of selling the CCH do not vote to renew the IGT funding? I would hate to see the devistation if that place closes.

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Harold

Mar-03-13 12:48 PM

Charles, I'll answer your question to Gerorge. They will decrease the amount of the IGT funding which is over $3M per year. If the home remains in county ownership taxes will increase another $1M per year as the homes fund balance is depleated. This translates to about $65 per year on 100K in assessment where one lives in a town where assessments are at 100% of value.

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CharlesK

Mar-03-13 11:35 AM

GeorgeB67 - Tell us how much per thousand our county taxes would go down if the county home had been sold.

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PlainToSee

Mar-03-13 9:53 AM

Perhaps if Edward's cronies weren't running the home it would stand a chance....

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CharlesK

Mar-03-13 9:48 AM

The financial drain caused by Medicaid and welfare in this county makes the county home financial loss look like chump change. Seems like we should actually focus on something that could result in a decrease in taxes.

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duckster

Mar-03-13 9:27 AM

Please Please Please remember these reprobates in next November's election.

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SCALLYWAG

Mar-03-13 8:43 AM

There must be a legal process to remove this incompitance from government. I suppose November is the fastest way. Can't they be held personally accountable. Financially

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SCALLYWAG

Mar-03-13 8:43 AM

There must be a legal process to remove this incompitance from government. I suppose November is the fastest way. Can't they be held personally accountable. Financially

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GeorgeB67

Mar-03-13 8:34 AM

What I have learned in this process: Everyone complains that our taxes are too high and that we need do more to attract new business to our county. But, when push comes to shove, they really don't want to change the way things are done in government.

The attitude is - "make things better but don't you dare touch the things that I like." Everyone has something they feel should be sacred in government.

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ru4real

Mar-03-13 7:50 AM

remember election day and vote all these incompetent,tax vamps , no votes, out!!!!

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sueanne

Mar-03-13 7:32 AM

What a shame that we had the chance to move our pitiful one star home to a four star home as other wm rothners homes. Now the home will have to be shut down and the patients absorbed by other county home and we can thank whitney, cornell and hoyer. These three deserve the dolt of the decade award.

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Harold

Mar-03-13 6:17 AM

Hopefully one of the other 34 interested parties will place a bid. Will there be employee and resident protections like in Rothners bid.

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GeorgeC

Mar-03-13 5:42 AM

"So, we are moving on to other offers."? We don't have any other offers.

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