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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

State Negotiates to Include Harborview in Temporary Receivership

November 14, 2018

Contact: Clayton Clark, Director of the Division of Licensing and Protection
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

MONTPELIER, Vt.– The Attorney General’s Office (AGO), on behalf of the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), has entered into a stipulation that will allow temporary receivership of three residential care homes to include Harborview, the fourth facility owned by East Lake Capital Management (ELCM) and Andrew White. The agreement also continues the merits hearing scheduled for today, allowing Mr. White to consult with local counsel. Last week, the Washington Superior Court appointed a temporary receiver of Allenwood at Pillsbury Manor in South Burlington, Homestead at Pillsbury in St. Albans, and Pillsbury Manor South in South Burlington, the three other facilities held by ELCM in Vermont.

With this new agreement between the parties, the temporary receiver, Douglas Wolinksy, Esq., will take over management of Harborview. Harborview was not included in the State’s original filing because it is not regulated as a residential care home by the licensing agency, DAIL.

“I am very pleased that the receiver now has the opportunity to get Harborview back on track. Those residents deserve the same peace of mind and security as the residents of the Pillsbury homes,” said Attorney General T.J. Donovan.

“During our meetings with residents, family members and staff on Thursday and Friday, we heard major concerns about Harborview not being included in the temporary receivership. We are extremely pleased to be able to resolve that issue for residents and their family members through this agreement,” said Monica Hutt, Commissioner at DAIL.

Including Harborview and the Pillsbury homes, there are over 200 residents at the four facilities. Meetings with residents and staff at Harborview will take place today. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the specifics of receivership and expectations going forward.

A hearing to argue for appointment of a permanent receiver has been rescheduled for Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th. Further information about this case can be found in the AGO’s press release dated November 9, 2018.

Last modified: January 31, 2019