Iron County Board of Supervisors exploring the purchase of the Hurley VFW property.
Written by Jesse Baroka on January 11, 2019
– At yesterday’s Iron County Board of Supervisors meeting the Boards finance committee decided to continue exploring the purchase of the Hurley VFW property. At the committee’s December meeting, there was a discussion regarding putting a new upper level on the building and making it the home of the Iron County Health Department however Iron County Clerk Mike Saari informed the committee that their proposed plan doesn’t appear viable and that the health department likely isn’t interested in the building if an addition can’t be built. One of the arguments made in December in favor of purchasing the building was the purchase price would quickly be offset by the savings from no longer needing to rent the department’s current offices it could also be used for additional office space and document storage. Currently Iron County pays $21,000 a year in rent, with the VFW building is expected to cost roughly $70,000.