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DISTRICT SEVEN TITLE 1-4-12 LMS

At its January 4th meeting, City Attorney Fred Snook explained to the Salmon City Council the history and original agreements related to ownership of land upon which the local District Seven Public Health Clinic is built. He then relayed an unfinished-business request being made by State auditors and the Eastern Idaho Public Health District Board of Directors.

Part of the original agreement with District Seven included Ordinance 616, approved by the city in March of 2001. The ordinance committed the city to deeding property to Lemhi County for the specific purpose of housing a public health department clinic facility. The ordinance also contained the stipulation that if District Seven decided to remove its health services from that building, the property and the building would revert to the City of Salmon.

The City Ordinance was signed and dated but was never put into effect.

Snook said that the city was contacted last August on behalf of District Seven Health by Attorney Gregory L. Crockett and has been in communication with him ever since. Crockett has informed the city that the District now prefers to hold clear title to the property since it has no intention of moving from its Monroe Street location. Crockett said the District would also prefer the stipulation about the building reverting to the city be removed from the forthcoming Quitclaim Deed. Snook said removal of the reversion clause has been the only hold up.

District Seven Health has sent the city two versions of the Quitclaim Deed document. One retains the clause about the building ownership reverting to the city and the second Quitclaim Deed does not.

Whichever version of the Quitclaim Deed the city selects will be signed and then go to the county.

If the City Council chooses to not demand that the building revert to the city in the event the District vacates it, that will require the formal legal process of amending Ordinance 616 which was adopted in 2001 .

The city’s decision on which Quitclaim Deed version to select was scheduled to be made during the January 18th City Council meeting
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