Golden Hill vote: Daily Freeman liveblogs

Tonight, December 5, the Ulster County legislature is scheduled to vote on the 2012 budget, including a decision on whether to transfer the county's publicly-owned Golden Hill nursing home to a Local Development Corporation (LDC). Transferring Golden Hill to an LDC would be the first step in privatizing the facility.

Last week, a hearing on the issue drew a few dozen opponents, who used "human microphone" tactics from the Occupy Wall Street movement to voice their objection to privatizing Golden Hill.

Ulster County comptroller Elliot Auerbach has posted the full text of the resolution the legislature was scheduled to vote on tonight.

But a last-minute resolution has been introduced that would delay the vote, proposing to sell off $8 million worth of other assets instead of transferring Golden Hill to cover a potential budget shortfall. The Times Herald-Record has more on that.

As of this posting, the Freeman's Patricia Doxsey is at the hearing, tweeting and liveblogging the vote via CoverItLive. Click here to follow along or chime in with a comment.

Update, 12/6/2011: The Legislature voted 17-14 to transfer Golden Hill to the LDC. More on that from the Times Herald-Record.