Source: Observer Dispatch, April 10, 2014
The closure plan for Country Manor adult home soon will be set in motion. “It’s a sad day in Herkimer County,” said Patrick Russell, county legislature majority leader. The closure plan for Country Manor adult home soon will be set in motion. “It’s a sad day in Herkimer County,” said Patrick Russell, county legislature majority leader. Though the measure passed unanimously by the 14 present legislators – legislators Fred Shaw, Kurt Ackerman and Robert Schrader were absent – it was not without debate. The legislature had not done its due diligence in fixing the problems some legislators claimed were a reason for the manor’s closure, said JoAnne LeClair, Civil Service Employees Association Unit 7100 president in a prepared statement….
Legislature votes to close Country Manor
Source: The Times, April 9, 2014
The Herkimer County Legislature last month authorized the cancellation of a contract with Advanced Healthcare Management for the sale of Country Manor. Wednesday afternoon, the Legislature voted 14-0 to take all “necessary steps” to close the adult care home on state Route 28. Those steps, according to the resolution, include obtaining the approval of the state Department of Health and any other agency whose approval is necessary, developing a closure plan for the facility, ensuring the safety and well being of the home’s 19 residents during the transition process and finding appropriate alternative living arrangements for the facility’s residents….
Country Manor sale step closer to reality
Source: Observer Dispatch, January 17, 2014
Herkimer County officials say they have received the appropriate agreements from the local union they needed to officially extend the sale contract for Country Manor. The county received a letter from the Civil Service Employees Association Unit 7100 on Jan. 6 dropping its appeal of the sale, said county Administrator James Wallace. Additionally, attorneys for the union signed off on an appeal withdrawal Jan. 8, according to documents from the county. The lawsuit between CSEA and the county had barred the sale of Country Manor.
Deadline on Country Manor sale extended
Source: Telegram, December 30, 2013
The Herkimer County Legislature voted Monday to approve a resolution that could extend the deadline for the sale of Country Manor by six months. The extension is contingent upon the Civil Service Employees Association withdrawing its lawsuit, which attempted to block the sale of the adult home. … Attorney Robert Malone reviewed the sequence of events regarding Country Manor. The Legislature voted to enter into a contract with Advanced Healthcare Management on Oct. 31, 2012. The agreement stated the county could terminate the contract if the closing had not taken place on or before June 1. That deadline was later extended, but the CSEA brought litigation to set aside the proposed sale, saying the county had not demonstrated there was no need for the facility. The county won the initial round of the case in Supreme Court earlier this year, but the CSEA filed an appeal. Malone pointed out Monday the resolution proposed by the county Legislature’s committees on County Properties, Human Resources and Ways and Means would rescind the Legislature’s Dec. 11 resolution and give Advanced Healthcare Management until July 15 to close the deal to purchase the county’s adult care home if the CSEA withdraws its lawsuit by Jan. 15….
Country Manor’s future uncertain
Source: Donna Thompson, Telegram, December 12, 2013
The future of Country Manor remains uncertain after the Herkimer County Legislature voted at a meeting Wednesday to cancel its contract for the sale of the facility if an agreement cannot be reached by Dec. 27.
Legislature approves Herkimer County budget
Source: Amanda Fries, Observer-Dispatch, December 11, 2013
The Herkimer County Legislature approved the $101.5 million 2014 county budget Wednesday, and it extended the sale contract for Country Manor… The county is giving Advanced Healthcare Management LLC until 5 p.m. on Dec. 27 to work out a deal with the Civil Service Employees Association Unit 7100 – which filed a lawsuit earlier this year, claiming that the county hasn’t demonstrated that there isn’t a need for the adult home – and move forward with the purchase of the adult home in Herkimer….
Herkimer Co. officials consider closing Country Manor adult home
Source: Amanda Fries, Observer-Dispatch, November 19, 2013
A continuing delay in the sale of Herkimer County’s adult home has prompted a move to cancel the contract. More than a year ago, the county Legislature approved the sale of Country Manor to Advanced Healthcare Management LLC after the facility became too much of a financial burden. … The county Legislature Committee on Ways & Means voted last week to move a resolution that would cancel the contract with Advanced Healthcare. The full Legislature will vote on the measure Dec. 11. Now, officials are talking about possibly closing the facility that employs about 30 full- and part-time workers and houses 19 residents.
Country Manor transfer delayed
Source: Amanda Fries, Observer-Dispatch, June 10, 2013
Country Manor will remain in the hands of Herkimer County – at least through September. County legislators voted on Thursday during a joint committee meeting of Human Resources and Ways & Means committees to extend the contract with Advanced Healthcare Management LLC and allow it to take over the adult care home on Sept. 30, rather than June 1, like originally stipulated. …
Herkimer County renews request for beds at Country Manor
Source: Amanda Fries, GateHouse News Service, March 10, 2013
Herkimer County will once again be asking for assisted-living beds for Country Manor. During a joint meeting of the Herkimer County Legislature’s Ways & Means and Human Resources committees, legislators from both committees unanimously agreed to resubmit an application for 80 assisted-living beds at the facility, located on state Route 28 in Herkimer. … If the sale goes through, the business would purchase the facility for $335,000; but the purchase price decreases each year Country Manor remains open. If it remains open for five years or more, the company would owe the county nothing. The county also has to pay Advanced Healthcare a transition fee of $18,000 per month during the first year of purchase. …
Union challenges Country Manor sale in court
Source: Amanda Fries, GateHouse News Service, February 22, 2013
Herkimer County will find itself in court next week as a local union challenges the county’s plan to sell Country Manor. The Civil Service Employees Association Unit 7100 filed the complaint against the county in mid-January asserting the county hasn’t demonstrated there’s not a need for the adult home, union associate counsel Amanda Valazquez said…. Last week, the legislature voted 15-2 to amend the resolution involving the sale of Country Manor to Advanced Healthcare Management. The amendment specifies the property is “no longer necessary for public use.”…