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The Times
  • Legislators vote to stop admissions to Country Manor

  • Herkimer County legislators Wednesday night voted 12-5 to stop any more residents from entering Country Manor adult home.

    “The more (people) we have, the more concern,” Legislator Dennis Korce, R - Mohawk, said. “One way or another, we’ve got to get out of the business.”

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  •  Herkimer County legislators Wednesday night voted 12-5 to stop any more residents from entering Country Manor adult home.
    “The more (people) we have, the more concern,” Legislator Dennis Korce, R - Mohawk, said. “One way or another, we’ve got to get out of the business.”
    Those who voted in favor of the matter said it will make it easier to sell the manor.
    Other legislators said they wanted to wait until the final proposals from the three parties interested in purchasing the Route 28 facility are submitted.
    Legislator Robert Schrader, R - Herkimer, said they don’t know whether those proposals will request a population of 40. The number of residents currently is at about 32.
    For years, the county has tried to either downsize or sell the operations at the facility as costs increased and reimbursements from the state declined.
    Legislators Helen Rose and Gary Hartman, both D - Herkimer, drilled home the concern in not using a request For proposasl in seeking organizations or businesses to purchase the facility.
    “I don’t think they look under a rock, they look on RFP databases,” Schrader said, referencing what Hartman was told by other legislators of organizations knowing about Country Manor being for sale.
    Rose questioned whether they’d be on “sound footing” if they didn’t use the process.
    Republican Legislator Patrick Russell responded, “Although RFPs sound wonderful, they tend to be more costly than the matter in which we’re doing it now.”
    In other business, a resolution to schedule a date for owners of properties set for county auction to pay back taxes in order to be taken off the auction block unanimously was passed. They have until 3 p.m. on Friday, May 25, to pay three times the taxes owed as well as bring current taxes due and any transfer and recording costs.
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