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by Graham Sturgeon, co-editor

The Corunna City Council voted on Monday, Sept. 18 to participate in the Ad Hoc Committee proposed by the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, Sept. 14 to evaluate potential uses for the current Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility/Pleasant View, which is located at 729 Norton St. in Corunna. In addition to Corunna Mayor Charles Kerridge, City Manager Joe Sawyer, and Assessor/Planner Merilee Lawson, council members Chuck Spring and Mike White will join the committee as well. The first meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Surbeck Building in Corunna.

The Honorable Matthew Stewart and Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney Deana Finnegan, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, presented the commissioners with their idea to turn the facility into a regional drug rehabilitation facility after the building is vacated in the near future. The new Pleasant View facility is currently under construction in The Commons, near the intersection of M-21 and State Road in Caledonia Township.

In 1950, the city of Corunna agreed to allow the county to build the Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility (SCMCF) on its property on Norton Street, but the agreement came with restrictions, mainly that the property would revert back to the city’s possession when vacated by the SCMCF. Once operations of the SCMCF, or Pleasant View, are moved to Caledonia Township, it would, presumably, be up to the city to determine what to do with the property on Norton Street.

Corunna Council Agrees to Join Ad Hoc Committee was last modified: September 25th, 2017 by Karen Elford