Edwards says county has found new, potential buyer for County Home...

There is another potential buyer in the mix for the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk.  That from County Executive Greg Edwards... who says there are three principles involved in the company, called Vestra Care.  Edwards says one is a cardiologist, Dr. Anthony Bocci, and two others... and, they have made an offer that was sent earlier this week to the county legislature.  He says he received the offer on Monday... and, contacted Legislature Chairman Jay Gould Tuesday.  The Busti Republican says the latest buyer has a good track record... and, already owns a former county home in Ulster County.  The latest development comes just a week after another prospective purchaser... Richard Platschek of Nassau County... failed to make a required purchase deposit of $1.65-million prior to a special legislature meeting. 


Gould says new group interested in County Home will be introduced at County Legislature meeting tonight...

The Chautauqua County Legislature will be introduced to a new group of potential buyers of the County Home at tonight's meeting in Mayville.  Legislature Chairman Jay Gould says the group currently owns two nursing homes in New York state.  He says County Executive Edwards asked they be put on the agenda for a few minutes to introduce themselves... since they're already in Dunkirk looking over the home.  Gould says they felt it would be a good chance to introduce the group, and they could state briefly why they are interested in the home.  He says there's always the possibility they may not want to buy once they visit the home... and, check out the particulars.  He says they won't be answering any questions.  Gould says that'll happen at a special meeting... once they -- and, county -- reach a formal agreement on the sale.  He adds that he was reluctant to put the presentation on the agenda because there are three others, as well.  Tonight's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.


Empire Center for Public Policy issues report on municipal, county salaries...

A new report showing pay for New York's county and municipal employees lists one public worker from Long Island getting nearly $360,000 in Suffolk County... followed by a police officer paid $306,000 in neighboring Nassau County.  The report from the Empire Center for Public Policy shows the highest average municipal salaries led by the villages of Sands Point, averaging $91,000 for general employees, and Amityville at nearly $176,000 for police.  The information based on retirement system data excludes New York City.  It covers one year from April 1st of 2012, through March 31st of this year.


 

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