Rome approves SPLOST funds for NWGA hospital property
The Rome City Commission approved the use of $1.125 million in SPLOST funds as the city’s portion of the purchase price for the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property.
The question during the commission caucus and in the meeting Monday concerned the best use of the property once purchased.
Commissioner Mark Cochran argued the 100-plus acre property should be used for residential housing. By pursuing industrial or manufacturing recruitment, he said, the city is continuing to make the same mistakes and should rethink their plan.