Council Considers Rezoning of Old Fitzgibbon Hospital

| January 23, 2013
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The Marshall City Council had a full agenda for their meeting this week.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to City Administrator Connie Latimer:

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Council  heard a request from the planning and zoning commission  to rezone the old hospital facility from planned development to R-2 residential property.   Latimer said it’s unclear how big of a difference this will make in finding a new owner for the building.  “It’s hard to say,” said Latimer,” Some development people that it won’t make any difference.  Mr. O’Hanlon and his developers says that’s why it hasn’t been sold.  They believe this will give them a marketing tool.”

Council agreed to hold a public hearing on the issue.  That has been scheduled for February 19th.

In other business, members heard a report on sales tax revenue that indicated, while the numbers were down in December, 2012 was a profitable year.  “It’s not hardly fair to go month by month,” said Latimer,” That’s the way it’s reported, but it varies so much of the time.  For December, we were down $14,000 compared to last year, but overall that leaves our total plus or right at $40,000 year to date.”

The park sales tax was also down during the last month of the year; however, it, too showed an annual increase of nearly $20,000.

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