Rep. Katherine Stuligross, D-Oneonta, the chairwoman of the board’s Manor Committee, said she believes the board is on solid legal ground.
“The fact of the matter is we aren’t mandated to have a nursing home,” she said. “We know we need one, but it’s not mandated that it be a public one.”
Stuligross said several individuals have already agreed to serve as officers of the LDC. She said they will likely be appointed at a special meeting that has not yet been scheduled.
An opponent of privatizing the Manor, Keith Schue of Cherry Valley, asked board members in an email Tuesday to refrain from transferring the Manor to the LDC until after the LDC had identified a qualified buyer. This would allow the board to retain its authority over the home during that period, he suggested.