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EMS Mill Levy Request Passes In County

Voters in the Culbertson Hospital District approved a 9 mill levy request for emergency medical services during an election on Tuesday, May 2.

Unofficial results were 325 in favor of the request and 123 votes against the request.

The mill levy is expected to be permanent. The hospital currently receives 3 mills annually. The request will be an addition to that amount.

Roosevelt County Commissioner Gordon Oelkers was pleased that the hospital district passed the request.

“The biggest thing is that with the rising costs, it’s good to have the extra funding for future purchases,” Oelkers said.

The nine mills will generate $145,377 per year. The impact of nine mills on a home value at $100,000 will be approximately $12.15 and on a home valued at $200,000 will be approximately $24.30.

“Our area support emergency medical services and appreciates them,” Oelkers said.

According to a letter to commissioners from Roosevelt Medical Center administrator Audrey Stromberg, the board of trustees for the Culbertson Froid Bainville Healthcare Corp. approved a motion at their meeting on Jan. 30, to request a 9 mill voted levy upon the taxable property of the Culbertson Hospital Districts 17, 64 and 65 to raise funds for Emergency Medical Services.

The funds will be used to provide emergency medical services to area residents.

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