25 years ago — 1993
COALDALE — Miners Memorial Medical Center officials are willing to discuss a settlement of the hospital’s tax- exempt status in lieu of paying real- estate taxes, the chief executive officer said Tuesday. “We’ve reached out to the county,” Gerald D. Neal said during a news media luncheon at the hospital. “The county would be very willing to work with us, and I know Coaldale Borough would work with us. our problem is the Panther Valley school board.” The board and its former business manager questioned the hospital’s taxexempt status last year and sought a contribution in lieu of taxes. When no agreement was reached, the district turned to Schuylkill County officials, who revoked the tax exemptions of Miners and three other hospitals after studying the status. Without the exemption, Miners is liable for $ 287,489 in real- estate taxes to the county, the school district and the borough.