Proposal for Veterans Medical Facility
According to Piedmont Mayor Bill Baker, former Mayor Ricky Freeman has been working to bring a medical treatment facility for veterans to the city of Piedmont. The announcement was made at Tuesday’s meeting of the Piedmont City Council. The council agreed to pledge their support for Freeman’s efforts to attract a VA clinic. According to Mayor Baker, the city has put together a portfolio that it will use to present the plan to Representative Mike Rogers in a meeting this Thursday. The packet, which will include the council’s letter of support, will list 10 to 15 potential locations for the facility. Baker said the clinic would not only improve service to area veterans, but also provide other benefits to Piedmont, including the creation of several jobs.