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January 23, 2013

Horace Nye sale issues almost resolved

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He said the buyer also wants a detailed environmental survey of the property.

“They want to conduct a Phase 2 environmental study. We would be well advised to do that.”

The cost should be a few thousand dollars, and Manning said he’s trying to get the buyer to pay for all or part of the Phase 2 study.

Once the contract is signed, the Centers for Specialty Care will apply for an operating license, called a Certificate of Need, from the State Department of Health. That should take nine to 12 months to be granted.

‘POINT OF NO RETURN’

The Board of Supervisors voted in June 2012 to sell the Nursing Home to the Centers for Specialty Care. It had been losing more than $2 million a year in county hands.

The sale contract hasn’t been signed yet but should be soon, County Manager Daniel Palmer said.

“When they start asking about transferring phone numbers and things like that, you know it’s imminent,” he said.

“It’s at the point of no return,” Supervisor George Canon (R-Newcomb) said.

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