The Bond County Board of Health met in special session recently. Following an executive session the board voted to pass along to the Bond County Board a recommendation to approve an option to purchase, within the next 9 months, the westernmost two acres of the unimproved portion of the health department land immediately adjacent to 4th Street and south of the building and parking lot, which is currently rented as farmland.
That option would be granted to the developer who had expressed interest in the land earlier this year for a proposed memory care clinic. According to information from the Bond County Health Department, the land purpose under this option is for a Supportive Living Program expansion in Alzheimer’s care which could involve the construction of one or two cottages for Alzheimer’s care.
The sale price of $25,000 per acre, set by the board at an earlier date, remains the price, now with 4% non-refundable deposit paid at time of option execution towards the purchase.
Bond County Health Department Administrator Mark Ayers will take the matter to the next County Board meeting, which will be Tuesday, December 20.
In other health department news, the hiring process for a new administrator will continue this week in a special meeting, to be held Wednesday, December 14 at 7 PM.