Cedartown commissioners to vote on hospital reuse plan

Cedartown City Commissioners are set to vote on a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cedartown/Polk County Hospital Authority that would set the table for the One Door Polk Network to become reality.

When the old Polk Medical Center building becomes vacant at the end of this year, supporters say the plan will help provide needed services to the community, while keeping the North Main Street hospital building in use.

A couple of commissioners have raised questions into why the city should be taking over the property rather than a private firm.

The commission will also be voting on an intergovernmental agreement with Polk County to move the county 911 call center into the basement of the Polk Medical Center building, while creating an Emergency Operations Center in the same location.

City manager Bill Fann says the agreement would be in effect for 50 years.

A vote on the 2014 millage rate will also be taken during tonight’s meeting of the Cedartown City Commission, which starts at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting is open to the public.