Future closing of street section gets city approval

An application to vacate a portion of Fuller Street, south of the Boone County Health Center, gained approval from the Albion City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 9.
However, the council will wait until certain conditions are met before adopting an ordinance to close that portion of the street.
Boone County Health Center is planning to build a 44,000 square foot addition to the south of the present BCHC clinic, which would be connected to the existing building.
In order to do that, the health center will need to use land now occupied by Fuller Street.
Tanya Sharp, president and CEO, and Geoff McGill, maintenance director at BCHC, were present to discuss the project. Sharp said the health center is working with USDA on financing the project, and the application will not be considered unless the street closing is approved.
The application for closure included only the portion of Fuller Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets.
The council approved the application to vacate the section of Fuller Street, but will not act on the final city ordinance for vacation until the health center completes its plan for the project, including plans for relocation of utilities and surface drainage in that area.

Read the complete story in the Oct. 17 Albion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.