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Yates reviews certificate sale respondents

    YATES COUNTY—The ad hoc committee informed the Yates County Legislature about the agencies interested in purchasing the Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) operating certificate, Monday, July 11.
    In a presentation during the special, evening meeting, the committee said it received three proposals from:
    • Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service (not-for-profit, which already provides some services in Yates).
    • Lifetime Care (not-for-profit, which already provides some services in Yates).
    • HCR (for-profit corporation, which was not pursued further).
    The county legislature will meet again this Thursday at 6 p.m. to vote on either dropping the proposed sale completely, or pursuing the sale with either of the first two organizations.
    According to the presentation, the services covered by the CHHA operating certificate include: skilled nursing visits, home health aide visits, and personal care aide assistance. The county requested proposals on the sale of the certificate on March 14, 2011. The responses were reviewed and interviewed in May.
    In other business:
    • Legislators commended Building Maintenance Supervisor Bruce Warfield for 35 years service to Yates County. Warfield served 25 years in the post. Legislature Chairman Taylor Fitch called Warfield, “One of our key employees.” Fitch said in addition to being a dedicated employee, Warfield also has an excellent crew.” Joe Reed was named to the post of Building Maintenance Supervisor. Reed will work with Warfield until Warfield’s retirement at the end of July.
    • After Yates County legislators accepted bids on tax acquired properties, Fitch said this year is one with the fewest properties acquired. This speaks well for the Yates County economy.
    • The legislature recognized Corey Slocum as Distinguished Youth for the second quarter of 2011. Slocum was selected by Yates County Youth Board for the honor. The award recognizes Slocum’s dedicated service to the communities of Dresden and Penn Yan. Slocum is an active member of Yates County 4-H and is also involved in a number of other activities in the community.
    • R. Michael Briggs was appointed to the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, Finger Lakes Horizon Economic Development Corp., and Yates Capital Resource Corp. boards. Briggs’ terms on the three boards will end Dec. 31.
    • Legislators made two appointments to the Yates County Planning Board Marion Louden was appointed to represent the town of Barrington through July 11, 2013. Caryl Sutterby was selected to represent the village of Dundee for a term ending July 11, 2014.
    • A purchasing policy and procedures was adopted. Following the meeting, County Administrator Sarah Purdy said changes made were small.
    • A public hearing for renewing a local law establishing an additional mortgage tax for mortgages on real property situated in Yates County was scheduled. The hearing will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 in legislative chambers. Fitch emphasized this is a renewal of a tax already in place.
    • The next regular meeting of the Yates County Legislature will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8. The meeting will be in legislative chambers at the Yates County office building on Liberty Street in Penn Yan.




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