Votes in, hospital bond fails

Proposition One fell short of the required 60 percent approval by 0.3 percent

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Votes in, hospital bond fails

CONNOR MCBRIDE | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

CONNOR MCBRIDE | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

CONNOR MCBRIDE | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

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The last 40 votes for Proposition One were counted on Monday night, showing the bond fell short of the required 60 percent with just 59.7 percent of approval.

The hospital ran the same bond in the spring and garnered over 60 percent in approval, but there were not enough votes counted for the bond to be considered valid.

The funds from this bond would have been put towards new land for the hospital expansion plan and funds for a new electronic medical record system, according to an article written by The Daily Evergreen.

The hospital board will hold their monthly meeting in December and discuss the future of its Next Era of Excellence plan, according to an article written by The Daily Evergreen.