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The Illegal Plan to Lease the Historic Main School Building to an Assisted Living Developer

In April, 1994, the Board of Trustees received a report from its engineering consultant advising it that “all buildings” on the property (including the Historic Main Building) were “structurally sound and suitable for rehabilitation.” Notwithstanding this report, the Village Board of Trustees soon thereafter “abandoned the thought” of rehabilitating the Historic Main Building for municipal purposes, and instead directed a Committee appointed by the Mayor “to find another appropriate use” for the building.

In July, 1996, the Mayor’s Committee recommended to the Board of Trustees “that the concept of a senior residence providing assistance in daily living activities” would be “the most beneficial and desirable use for the Main School Building.” The Mayor’s Committee further recommended that such a facility should be “operated by an experienced private market-driven operator.”

On June 5, 1997, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the concept of leasing the Main School Building and ten surrounding acres to one of two prospective developers who had submitted proposals for an assisted living facility at St. Paul’s.

Thereafter, the Village selected Care Matrix Corp. (“Care Matrix”) to develop such an assisted living facility, and entered into a long term lease with Care Matrix for such private commercial development of the Historic Main Building and an annex to be constructed by the developer.

The illegal plan to lease the Historic Main School Building...
The Kenny Lawsuit...
The Village fails to put the Historic Main Building...
The foolish plan to “market”...
Why Are The Trustees Pushing for Commercial Development?

 

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