continued “I am trying to base my opinion on facts,” Scozzafava said. “There are some residents that could come in the future that are left in a lurch later on. We are going to be impacting ourselves and our families that may come to need those services in the future.”
“I have never had anyone come to me and say that they are tired of paying for the nursing home,” Morrow said.
“I have also had no constituents complain about the nursing home,” Keene Supervisor William “Bill” Ferebee said. Ferebee voted for the resolution.
Schroon Supervisor Cathy Moses, who was unable to attend the vote on the resolution, was on hand for the presentation and said that it was informative.
“I commend our board for at least taking a look at this during these critical times,” Moses said. “At least now we can have better answers for our constituents.”
Jandris agreed that the county should take the time to explore all of the options, and that the sale or lease of the facility should be seen as a last resort.
“I think that there would be a pretty drastic line between those that were doing it quickly just to get out from under it and those who do their due diligence,” Jandris said.
St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency said that she felt the time to act was past due.
“It has bothered me over the years and continues to bother me,” Morency said. “We all have our concerns, but I feel that is our responsibility to move forward and look at the options that we have. We can’t get an answer and we can’t move forward before we look at our options.”
Based on the weighted vote, the resolution currently has 1,945 (68.4 percent) weighted votes in favor of the resolution and 756 (26.6 percent) in opposition, along with 142 (5 percent) that were not present from the town of Schroon.
The monthly meeting of the board of supervisor is scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 7.