|Hospital project approval postponed due to sales tax issue|
|Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00|
A meeting held Monday afternoon to approve certain improvements to Choctaw Memorial Hospital had to be delayed without discussion due to the absence of the Choctaw County board of commissioners.
According to Hugo hospital authority representative, David Rawls, the commissioners were not prepared to meet and vote on the improvements because their legal counsel has not yet reviewed documents pertaining to the issue.
The improvements to the hospital will consist of the construction of a new emergency room facility including the addition of brick veneer, a standing seem metal roof, a covered canopy entrance with clearance for ambulances and furnishings and equipment. The project is estimated to cost no more than $1,565,000.
For the project to pass, all three commissioners, four out of five city council members and six out of seven hospital board members must vote to approve and award the winning bid.
A meeting will be scheduled at a later date for the purpose of approving the project or not.