Audit And Control Committee To Discuss Sale Of County Home Thursday

Push is about to come to shove for the Chautauqua County Home.

Two resolutions dealing with the sale of the Chautauqua County Home will be discussed Thursday by the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Audit and Control Committee.

The first resolution is to authorize a contract selling the home to Altitude Health Systems Inc., a firm owned by William Avi Rothner. If the sale to Altitude Health Systems is unsuccessful, a second resolution stating the legislature’s intent to sell the home will be discussed.

“If the first resolution were to pass the full legislature, the second resolution would be ruled out of order,” wrote Stephen M. Abdella, county attorney, in a memorandum included in the committee’s pre-file agenda. “If the first resolution does not pass the full legislature, the second resolution will be available for action. As to the first resolution, we are very close to finalizing the draft agreement with the attorneys for Altitude Health Systems.”