Nursing Home committee reviews bids, wants more

meeting held in executive session despite Scozzafava protest

The Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown.

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

Then there were three.

Essex County received three bids for the potential purchase of the Horace Nye Nursing Home here, which were opened March 9.

The trio of nursing home suitors, Centers for Specialty Care out of New York City; Gerald Woods CPA, out of Nassau County; and Elliot Management Group out of Rockland County, all matched each other with a bid of $4 million, the minimum bid that the Board of Supervisors requested.

Bids were opened by Country Manager Daniel Palmer and Linda Wolf, purchasing agent.

“It is hard to tell where we are as far as a timetable at this point,” Palmer said. “The bids will be looked at by the Horace Nye Committee along with Marcus and Millichap and we will go from there.”

The county committee held a meeting on the matter March 12, mostly in executive session despite the pleas from Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava to have the proceedings in the open.

The committee finished the meeting by announcing their recommendation to seek high bids from each of the firms.

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