Hospital Sales Tax Passes 79% Approval
On November 12, 2013, Alva, Oklahoma citizens passed a modification to the existing sales tax ordinance for funding hospital improvements.
The modification, which allows excess tax dollars - after capital debt payments - to be used for hospital operations and maintenance purposes, passed with 79% approval. There were a total of 798 votes cast, 629 in favor, 169 opposed.The original measure was approved in 2004 with 82% voter approval.
"We are very pleased that once again, Alva voters have resoundingly expressed their support for our hospital," commented Share Medical Center CEO, Kandice Allen. She continued, "This funding will be instrumental in continuing our current level of service to the community during a very unpredictible time in the history of healthcare."
Share Medical Center may begin using these excess tax dollars for hospital operations and maintenance purposes beginning in February 2014.