Mayor wants money from hospital sale to be reserved

By TODD HELBERG City Editor Published:

While Defiance City Halls sale of the former Defiance Hospital property to Defiance County commissioners will provide welcome cash, the proceeds apparently wont be going toward day-to-day operations. Thats the word from Mayor Bob Armstrong when questioned about the issue this week. City council approved the sale of the 13.7-acre property last year for $2.7 million to county commissioners. The transaction wont officially be completed until the old hospital is demolished, a contract for which is reportedly still being sought. When that happens, Armstrong said the money will be reserved for large infrastructure projects or expenses, and not be placed in the general fund.