Hospital trustees keep tax rate at $1
The tax rate for the Washington County Hospital and Clinic’s (WCHC) property tax asking will remain at $1 for fiscal year 2013-14.
The WCHC Board of Trustees approved the county budget for fiscal year 2013-14 during a public hearing Thursday afternoon, which was also the monthly meeting of the board.
Trustee Jim Mostek said the $1 tax rate would raise a total of $965,823 next year. He also said the $1 tax rate has remained the same since 2004.
There was no public comment about the budget.
Mostek also said January was a good month financially for the hospital, making for three straight months of good financial news.
The trustees also learned that 21 babies were born at the hospital in January, which set a new record. Since July 1, 2013, 81 babies have been born at the hospital.