Home Sale, Supermajority Vote Change Fail

MAYVILLE – Real property owned by Chautauqua County will still require a supermajority vote to be sold after county legislators voted down a change to the local law Wednesday night.

Lawmakers voted against requiring a simple majority with 14 opposing and 10 in favor of changing the local law. Just prior to the vote, a motion to table the issue failed.

Earlier in the evening, lawmakers again failed to reach a supermajority vote to sell the County Home to Avi Rothner of Altitude Health Services Inc., falling two votes short with a 15-9 vote.

Vickeye James, D-Jamestown, was absent from the meeting.

A motion calling for the repeal of the NY SAFE Act passed by a 21-3 vote.