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|District 205 Could Become Temporary Landlord
|A business that's occupying part of a building the school district is about to officially take ownership of will get to stay there a little while longer if the Galesburg School Board gives its blessing.
The District-205 board Monday night will consider allowing the administration to enter into negotiations for a short-term lease of part of the former Giant Foods store at Seminary and Fremont Streets by Kelly Medical.
District officials say Kelly wants to remain in the facility for at least another month and a half.
The building has been owned by the parent company of Galesburg Cottage Hospital and was most recently the site of Midwest Regional Home Care, but agreed to sell the facility to the district for $200,000.
The board, by the way, will consider the formal lease-to-purchase plan that will turn over ownership of the building to the district Monday night. A separate option to also essentially finance whatever cost would be needed to turn the store into classrooms is being held off until input can be gathered from the school board's Building Committee.
The Galesburg School Board Monday night will also consider the property tax levy in the coming year -- one that garnered no public input during an advertised public hearing last month.
Members will also consider a new lease agreement for the district's copiers and printers that administrators have said will cost about half of a recently-expired lease agreement, but will provide for more copies and better service.
The District-205 board meeting starts at 6:55pm Monday at Lincoln School.
|12 14 09 by Newsroom
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