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Thursday, July 3, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Westmoreland County judge will hold a hearing on Aug. 27 to decide on a sale date for the former Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette, according to a county attorney.

Judge Anthony Marsili will hold the hearing at 10:30 a.m. and set a sale date within 45 days, attorney Tim Andrews said.

County officials have been unable to personally notify members of the board of directors who were in office when the facility closed in March 2006 after failing a series of state inspections.

A number of the board members have died, and others have not been located, officials said.

Marsili allowed the county Tax Claims Bureau to post notice in a newspaper that the property will be sold rather than require personal service of individuals.

The county is required to notify creditors of the sale and give them time to object. By allowing the alternative method of serving notice, the county will be able to schedule a free-and-clear sale unless creditors oppose the move.

The largest creditors, the IRS and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., have not filed objections to the sale, county court records show.

The county is posting the property for sale because the former hospital owes more than $63,000 in taxes for 2013. It initially was posted for sale in December, but no one placed a bid.

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. wants to acquire the property along Route 30 and redevelop it. It is banking on a $1 million grant from the state to pay for the demolition.

The county estimates it will cost $650,000 to demolish the structure and another $275,000 to remove 38,000 square feet of asbestos.

Some demolition work has been completed.

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