The board of supervisor's plan to purchase and renovate the former U.A.W. Hall to house the offices and clinics of Hamilton County Public Health is a good decision for area residents and clients of public health.
The site, located at 820 James St., will provide ample off-street parking for those using the services at public health. The one-story building is basically handicap accessible and will provide ample space for clinics and offices, according to county officials. The building's near downtown location offers easy access to services.
At the same time, it provides a good use for an existing building with room for expansion if the need arises. And the purchase and renovation will be accomplished using local option sales tax funds. The purchase seems to be a win-win situation for Hamilton County Public Health, the former owners of the building and the residents of Hamilton County.