Chatsworth council gives Murray Medical Center $750,000
Apr 09, 2014 | 903 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the Chatsworth City Council voted on Monday to enter into a contract with the Murray Medical Center Hospital Authority. The contract is for one year and cannot be automatically renewed without the agreement of both bodies.

The agreement states that “MMC shall furnish all emergency ambulance and medical facility services for the entire population of the City of Chatsworth, and further, that MMC shall treat the indigent as any other patient, as necessary.”

For those services, the city of Chatsworth is providing a $750,000 subsidy.

In other business, council members reappointed Mitchell Smith to serve a term on the Chatsworth Housing Authority Board. The term will expire March 31, 2018.

Council members also approved members of the Downtown Development Authority.

Benny Huggins and Beth Bennett will serve two year terms; Greg Baird and Jason Babb will serve four year terms and Greg Baker, Mickey Sanford and Richard Yancy will serve six year terms.

“I’m glad to see that we’re reinstating it after so much time,” council member Celeste Martin said.

Council members also approved a resolution to support the Marketplace Fairness Act. the act places a sales tax on items purchased over the internet.

The resolution will be forwarded to state legislators to show the city’s approval.