Jefferson County delays proposals on selling county nursing home

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – The Jefferson County Commission delayed an opening for proposals for selling the county home on Tuesday. The delay comes after the county only received one bid for the nursing home.

Commissioner George Bowman, who oversees the home, called for a cease of all actions toward the sale until further notice. The majority of the commission wants to move ahead with the sale.

It is believed by the commission that the county home costs $4 million a year to keep the home running.

Bowman says the sale failed is that some objected to the demand by the county to keep employees and residents with the home for five years and to replace the roof. Commission President Bettye Fine Collins says the demand may seem unreasonable to some, but the commission stays committed to the sale.

With the delay, the sale may fall upon the newly elected county commission.

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