The Boonville City Council approved taking back ownership of the K Barracks to tear the building down, allowing Love's Travel Stop to expand its truck parking and allowing the Cooper County Ambulance District to build a new facility next to the hospital.

The Cooper County Ambulance District’s new facility will be in Boonville after the city council approved a site plan of the facility and annexed the land it will be built on Monday evening.

In a unanimous vote, the council annexed 14 acres of land owned by Cooper County, sitting between the Cooper County Memorial Hospital and the future BTC Bank, at the intersection of Rankin Hill Road and B Highway.

The land will be home to the ambulance district’s planned 9,000 foot facility. The facility will have three 60-foot bays, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a training room and three administrative offices.

The council also unanimously voted to take back ownership of the former Kemper Military School’s K Barracks from the Boonslick Community Development Corporation, which got rid of asbestos in the building. The council has already determined the building is vacant, has fallen into disrepair and that it should be demolished.

The council also unanimously approved site plans to expand truck parking at the Love’s Travel Stop on West Ashley Road, just south of Interstate 70. That included annexing three acres of privately owned land south of Love’s.