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Board votes to issue RFP for Pine Haven sale

Jun 12, 2014 6:43 am
Joe Gentile is reporting in the Register Star the Columbia County Board of Supervisors voted Wed., June 11, to approve the drafting and issuance of a request for proposal to solicit potential buyers for the county-owned Pine Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. The resolution was passed by an overwhelming majority of the board. Supervisor Jeff Nayer of Copake called the decision a step in the information gathering process. "I don't believe we are bound by any RFP...," he said. According to the Pine Haven auditors, the county paid approximately $13 million to $14 million to support the 120-bed facility between 2007 and 2013. In a statement released following the vote, Commissioner of Economic Development Kenneth Flood announced the board's Pine Haven subcommittee will meet with a representative of the labor union Thurs., June 12. The union is expected to present cost-saving concepts for the subcommittee's consideration.