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Questions linger over vote to sell Fulton County nursing home

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The Fulton County Board of Supervisors may need to vote again on selling the county’s nursing home after the board failed to reach a two-thirds majority to sell the facility on April 11. Johnstown 1st Ward Supervisor Richard Handy said Wednesday that County Attorney Arthur “Skip” Spring is researching the issue of whether an earlier vote to authorize the sale of the facility on Nov. 22, which did pass with a two thirds majority, is ...

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April 21, 2011
7:47 a.m.

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Why would anyone vote against the sale? There is no way the facility will ever break even. Government should not be in that business. With retirement, 85-90% health insurance for employees, employee benefits (sick time, vacation time, holidays, overtime, comp time, etc.) agency nurse fees, and other issues make it impossible for the county to turn a profit. If you can't turn a profit there is no reinvestment in the facility and the facility gets run down. Sell, sell, sell! Don't be foolish.