COOPERSTOWN – Kay Stuligross’ perhaps quixotic effort to move county board meetings from mornings to evenings was stopped short at the county Board of Representatives reorganizational meeting today.
The Oneonta Democrat made the motion to change the monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to a time between 5 and 7. The motion required a two-thirds vote, but receive support from only four of the 14 reps. Ten voted no.
In making the motion, Stuligross reasoned that the morning meeting prevented people who work for a living from running for the county board. Also, evening meetings would be easier for the working public to attend.
STATE APPROVES COUNTY SALE
OF OTSEGO MANOR TO INVESTOR
COOPERSTOWN – The state Department of Health has approved a “certificate of need,” the final hurdle to completing the sale of Otsego Manor, the county nursing home, to Focus Ventures of Rockland County.
County Rep. Kay Stuligross, D-Oneonta, who chairs the Otsego Manor Committee, received word at mid-morning today.
“We don’t know yet when we will be able to close,” said said. “A lot has to happen first in addition to the sprinklers simply in closing one business and starting a new one seamlessly.”
The county board learned at its monthly meeting Wednesday that the Manor’s sprinkler system had failed an inspection, and it would have to be replaced at an estimated $70,000.