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M arsac now belongs to the city The Newspaper Thursday, February 25, 1982 Page A5 The Redevelopment Agency, wnose memoers also make up the City Council, approved the purchase pur-chase of the Marsac School from the Park City School District last Thursday for $1,350,000. According to City Attorney Tom Clyde, the contract calls for a down payment of $270,000 with quarterly installments in-stallments of $135,000 to be made over a three-year period at a 10 percent interest rate. Should the city sell the building and rezone the land to allow for a higher use within that three-year period, the school district will share in the appreciation of the property, excluding general inflation. The city has used the Memorial Building for the past year under a lease agreement with the school district. It currently houses the planning and the building offices, the public works department, the city engin eer, and temporarily, investigators inves-tigators trom the Summit County Grand Jury. Now that the city owns the building, what will be done with it? "There are many wonderful wonder-ful alternatives, and we want to consider them all before making a decision," said City Councilwoman Tina Lewis. One alternative would be to move all of the city's workers to Marsac, including includ-ing the staff in City Hall and the police department work- "Maybe using it as city offices is a waste of a fabulous building and fabulous fabu-lous property," she commented. com-mented. "Maybe there is a higher and better use that we should consider." If the city does choose to use it as offices, Lewis said it throws into question how City Hall and the Memorial Building ought to be used, as well as the library on Main Street once the Miners Hospital is restored. Another alternative being discussed bv the Redeveloo- "It's a much bigger picture than just Marsac, " Councilwoman Lewis said. "We're looking at all the city's property." ing out of the Memorial Building. While Marsac would supply all the room necessary for the city, Lewis said that option may not be the best for the old school. ment Agency is selling the building or entering into a joint project with a developer. devel-oper. Lewis suggested that as part of a larger complex, Marsac could be used com mercially in a hotel restaurant restau-rant convention center project. pro-ject. However, extensive upgrading would be necessary neces-sary to convert the building to that intense a use, Lewis said. The councilwoman said she did not advocate tearing the school down to make way for a newer structure. "I want to see something wonderful won-derful happen to Marsac." Lewis said there is a sense of urgency among council members to discuss the city's buildings and land parcels to formulate a plan about the use of each. "It's a much bigger picture pic-ture than just Marsac," she said. "We're looking at all of the city's property. I think all of us have been subjected to dilapidated buildings and undeveloped land in Park City long enough. We want to look at our property and the alternatives and choose the best use." May meet past March Grand jury to hire additional counsel The Summit County Grand Jury will continue to meet, despite the illness that required special counsel Charles Marson to be hospitalized Monday. So said Keith Damon Tuesday, who is serving as the jury's press liaison. Damon said that, contrary to earlier reports, Marson did not suffer a heart attack during the second week of February. However, he has been hospitalized with an undiagnosed illness that appears ap-pears to be less serious than was originally suspected. Damon said that because of the workload and not Marson's illness the grand jury has agreed to hire additional ad-ditional counsel. He said most grand juries are charged with investigating one area, while the Summit County jury is looking into four. Those areas include the illegal use, sale or distribution of drugs in Park City; possible conflicts of interest in-terest .in the. city administration; ad-ministration; whether any law enforcement agent has been involved in illegal con duct; and any illegal conduct relating to the issuance of building permits. Asked whether the state or the county will be responsible respon-sible for paying for the additional ad-ditional counsel, Damon responded that "due to circumstances, cir-cumstances, we aren't going to comment about that right now." He declined to clarify what circumstances prevented preven-ted further discussion, and said that a press release would be provided "at a later date." Damon acknowledged that the grand jury has been meeting regularly on Tuesdays since it was impaneled im-paneled on Oct. 26, although he said additional meetings have been held on other days. He said the work is time-consuming and the jury may need yet another extension exten-sion to complete its work. The jury received its first three-month extension in the first week of January, allowing it to continue .its work until the end of March. That order, was signed by eight of the 11 Third District Court judges who originally called for the impanelment of the jury. "There is a real possibility that the jury will continue to meet after March," said Damon. One indicator that the jury has more work ahead of it is the presence of stationery that was recently printed. Specially emblazoned with "Summit County Grand Jury," the stationery gives Kamas post office box num ber 116, and lists Ralph Jones as chief investigator. Charles Marson as special counsel, and Ralph McCor-mick McCor-mick as jury foreman. Asked if the stationery indicates in-dicates a degree of permanence, per-manence, Damon said, "It was a necessary item. It's not that it's a permanent situation. It's only for the duration of time that it takes for the jury to complete its work." Reschke dispute settled The last embers of an oiu dispute were snuffed out Tuesday night, as the Summit Sum-mit County Health Board accepted ac-cepted two letters they had requested from County Health Director Frank Singleton. The first letter was a recommendation for former county health inspector Bob Reschke. Singleton had accused ac-cused t Reschke of inappropriate inap-propriate conduct when he supervised a health food seminar in Park City last i au. Singleton also gave a written writ-ten apology to board member mem-ber Teri Gomes. The health director said he was sorry for any misunderstanding that led him to accuse her of having a conflict-of-interest on the seminar. (The "Regard to Broadway" act, directed by husband Don, had played at the seminar . ) Board Chairman Dr. Robert. Winn said he was very pleased with Singleton Single-ton 's action this week . 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