Council sets special meeting

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming City Council has scheduled a special meeting for 4 p.m. today to discuss its contract with MR Valuation Consulting LLC.

The council has hired the New Jersey-based company to do an appraisal of Bell Hospital/LifePoint assets in Ishpeming. MRVC also did the appraisal of the Marquette General Hospital/Duke LifePoint assets in Marquette after Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette approved the sale of Marquette General in August of last year.

determining the value of the property will enable the city of Ishpeming to determine the amount of taxes to be levied on Bell Hospital assets.

The rest of the meeting will be held in closed session to discuss confidential attorney-client communication and the purchase of property.