Items stored in Bowron building being moved
In preparation for change of ownership of the historic Bowron building on Main St., county workers are removing items in storage there.
On Thursday, files originally from the county attorney’s office were loaded up and moved to the former planning and zoning office in the courthouse.
Cheryl Christensen of the county attorney’s office said the files were placed in the Bowron building about two years ago after the weight of the boxes began causing problems with the floor of the courthouse attic, where they were previously stored.
Health department files in the Bowron building are also being moved.
Cherry Miller, office manager at the county clerk’s office, said the county is still in the process of deciding where to permanently house the records being removed from the Bowron building.
The building is being transferred to Marion Advancement Campaign with an understanding MAC will repair and market it. Details of the agreement are still being worked out.
City administrator Roger Holter said MAC is interested in the building to make sure property taxes are paid. Commercial properties in Marion are taxed at 25 percent, Holter said.
“Their intent is to stabilize the building to stop deterioration and market it to an investor,” he said.
Last modified Dec. 6, 2018