I am perusing the online minutes from previous County Freeholder meetings. These minutes are sorely lacking in many details, to the point of almost being useless – but every now and then there is a gem. For instance, at the July 26, 2011 meeting the following is recorded:
Bob Greco, Vineland, asked if the Manor had ever made a profit? Gary Simmerman, Treasurer noted that it was approximately eight (8) years ago. Bob believes that mismanagement is the reason that the Manor is not turning a profit.
The County Manor used to make a profit, but in the last eight years, after Lou Magazzu and his merry band of henchman usurped all control in the county, the Manor began losing money. Why is this? There is a program known as PEER. Only counties with county-owned nursing homes are eligible.
I am researching this program, but the Cumberland County website has no information about it whatsoever. Why?
I know that the Manor writes a check to the county every month, that there is PEER funding of – and my sources vary on this figure – between $865,000 to $1.2Million annually. But nobody in the county seems to know where this money goes…
Eventually the story will come out, but this is where I am at present.