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Commission votes to sell county home

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Commission voted Tuesday to proceed with plans to sell the county's nursing home despite objections from employees and relatives of residents.

The commission, in a 4-1 vote, authorized Commission President David Carrington to enter into an agreement with Noland Health Services.  Commissioner George Bowman voted against the sell.

The $9.5 million sale of the Jefferson County Rehabilitation and Health Center will not be finalized for at least 30 days until Noland Health Care Services has time to perform due diligence on the contract. The commission said Carrington can sign the final contract unless drastic changes are needed. If that happens, the matter will be brought back to the commission for another vote.

Dozens of employees and relatives of residents at the nursing home were at the hearing Tuesday, objecting to the sale.

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