By Julie Ann Madden
As of Nov. 19, the old Akron Care Center hospital/nursing home building is no longer the responsibility of the Board of Trustees. They unanimously approved terminating their occupancy of the facility.
According to Akron Councilor Chad Ericson, the motion was a formality as the City of Akron owns the building and its contents.
When trustees asked about a few of the nursing home’s contents still in the building, Ericson responded although he’ll only be on the council through Dec. 31, “It’s in everybody’s best interests that the City work with the Board (of Trustees) if there are any contents salvageable — that money should come back to the new enterprise in one form or another, either that money come back to the Care Center or be applied toward some of the Care Center’s debt.”
Trustee Bob Watson made the motion for Termination of Occupancy effective Nov. 19, and Trustee Margaret Correia seconded it. The vote was 4-0 with Trustee Dan Rexwinkel absent.
Now it’s up to the Akron City Council what to do with the property.