Supervisors receive report on Horace Nye Home

The Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown.

The Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Essex County supervisors now have a new tool in weighing the fate of the Horace Nye Nursing Home.

County Manager Daniel Palmer recently sent out the Horace Nye Nursing Home Pending Sale Report to the 18 town administrators, detailing work done through previous studies on the facility along with a cost analysis related to county ownership.

“A lot of research went into this, and I think that he did a wonderful job with it,” County Chairman Randy Douglas of Jay said. “It covers the pros and cons of what we have tried to do in the past. It’s facts and figures and shows the cost associated.”

The 44-page report shows how the nursing home was set up under an Enterprise fund (a self-sustaining entity), inter-governmental transfer funds and general fund transfers, how the county did or did not implement suggestions from the 2004 Rotenberg Report, the CGR report, common mis-conceptions, nursing home ratings and intra-departmental budget impacts.

Under a second round of bidding, Eliot Management Group of Monsey upped their amount to $4.1 million from the $4 million base, while Centers for Specialty Care of New York City went up to $4,050,000.

The third original bidder, Gerald Woods, CPA, of Baldwin, did not change from the $4 million county asking tag.

Douglas said that fellow supervisors would have the chance to ask Palmer about the report during the April 30 Ways and Means Committee meeting.

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