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This is the architect’s rendering of what the front of the new hospital facility will look like. Voters will decide in May whether to proceed with the plan.

Chase County voters will decide on $20.5 million hospital bond

    The fate of a new hospital in Chase County will be decided by voters in a special election this May.
    On Tuesday, county commissioners approved a resolution, on a 3-0 vote, sending the question of a $20.5 million bond issue to voters.
    During a special meeting March 4, the hospital board voted to move forward with the project and asked the commissioners to put the bond election to a vote of the people.
    The 25-year bond issue will be used to pay for the construction a new hospital facility at a guaranteed maximum cost of $20.5 million. That cost was delivered March 4 by the design-build firms hired by the hospital board for the project.
    The hospital will finance another $5.4 million outside of the bond issue for the “soft costs” of a new facility. These include medical equipment, insurance, permitting, furniture, etc., and design fees.

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