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Health Department will move to St. Luke

Staff writer

After an executive session “to discuss trade secrets” at Monday’s county commission meeting, commissioners agreed to pursue a deal with St. Luke Hospital to move the Health Department from the historic Bowron Building on Main St. to a clinic adjacent to the hospital.

Initially, Dan Holub was on board with pursuing a relocation agreement, while Randy Dallke vehemently disagreed, citing the need for concrete progress toward building another office space in the courthouse square.

Roger Fleming agreed that the commission needed to make headway to avoid reaching a short-term solution to a long-term problem. It was then added to the motion that a deal would be pursued and plans would begin for another building.

Commissioners agreed that Andy Pitts, of Treanor Architects P.A., did a good job in planning for the jail, and he would be a desirable contractor for the job.

That’s when Dallke made his executive session motion. After the executive session, the motion was passed as pursuing a deal with St. Luke for the space, nothing further.

Last modified Dec. 11, 2014