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Amended Horace Nye resolution defeated in finance committee

— County Board Chairman Randall “Randy” Douglas agreed with Palmer.

“I think that we have to look at all of our departments and see what we can transfer over to the private sector, and this is the place to start,” Douglas said.

“There are other services that we need to look into as well,” said, who is also the county budget officer. “I think that we still need an attorney to look into whether or not we can even sell the facility.”

Palmer said that the organization charged with seeking out a potential private investor for the Horace Nye Nursing Home, Marcus and Millichap, was willing to address the board about the options available if the amended resolution were to pass through committee. Instead, the committee invited the group to come and address the board even though the amendment was defeated.

“The committee has spoken with them at length about this,” Politi said. “This is part of the exploration into the next step, if there may also be the option to lease as well as the option to sell.”

Palmer said that the only way the county is obligated financially with Marcus and Millichap is if the resolution to have the group seek a potential buyer or renter were to pass through the full board and the group were to find a viable bidder.

Douglas said that he felt that the board needed to take a stand on the Horace Nye situation soon.

“We are getting beat up more now because we can’t make a decision one way or another on it,” Douglas said.

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