Thursday, October 7, 2010

Council OKs Hospital Property Acquisition

The Cookeville city council has OK'd the acquisition of three properties that will ultimately become part of the campus of Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  CFO Paul Korth says the properties are located on North Willow Avenue, West 7th Street, and North Hickory Avenue.  They will be purchased for approximately sixteen dollars per square foot and will become part of the overall hospital campus.  At the request of the city manager, the council passed a motion to allow for acquisition by either negotiated purchase or by eminent domain.  Council member Larry Epps said he supports the project, but he abstained from the vote because of his professional association with some of the people involved.