Search for Buyer of Maplewood Manor Officially Begins – By Harold Wessell

BALLSTON SPA, Jan. 15 – Saratoga County Supervisors voted to hand over Maplewood Manor County Nursing Home to a Local Development Corporation established earlier under state law to manage the process of finding a suitable private operator to purchase it. The measure was passed 16-5. No votes were cast by Preston  Jenkins of Moreau, Daniel Lewza of Milton, Richard Lucia of Corinth; Patricia Southworth of Ballston and Joanne Yepsen of Saratoga Springs/

   During the public input portion of the meeting, some familiar and other voices again requested the transfer be delayed or abandoned, so that some other solution may yet be found – particularly a public referendum, which other speakers also called for the Board of Supervisors to allow.

   CSEA union speakers again warned of court action to stop the process.

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