Chillicothe City Council members, during a special meeting at noon Tuesday, gave permission for Saint Luke’s to construct a 3,000 square-foot metal building on the new hospital site.
The building will be located at the northeast corner of the hospital property and be used as a maintenance/storage facility. The city’s authorization of that project was discussed a couple of weeks ago, but had been delayed, pending research as to whether the project could be built without prevailing wage.
It was determined that prevailing wage is not required for several reasons, including the fact that no city funds would be used for construction of the building.
The council was unanimous in their decision.
Also during Tuesday’s meeting, the council approved with a 4-1 vote, the low bid for artificial palm trees to be placed in Chilli Bay Water Park.
Tropical Palm Trees, of Ozark, Mo., submitted the low bid of $27,214.40 for the purchase of 30 artificial trees. The tree trunks measure in height from 8 feet to 14 feet. Some trees will be straight, while others will be curved. Four bids were received on the project.
Second Ward Coucilman Wayne Cunningham voted against the measure.