Lawmakers approve sale of Chautauqua County Home

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – The legislature in Chautauqua County voted Wednesday night to sell the Chautauqua County Home.

Last year, county lawmakers failed to reach a two-thirds supermajority when trying to sell the nursing home to William Rothner of Altitude Health Services. At the time, then county executive Greg Edwards stated the nursing home was losing $9,000 every day.

But since then, the legislature underwent downsizing, and Wednesday, county lawmakers approved the sale to VestraCare for $16 million in a 13 to 5 vote. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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