Hospital millage rate increase to appear on Geneva Co. ballot in November

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Geneva, Ala. (WDHN)—Geneva County residents will decide on a local health issue this November.

Recently, the county commission approved a request from the Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva to place the issue on the presidential ballot.

The measure would raise the current millage rate of 2-point-6 to 4-percent.

It would annually raise an estimated 200-thousand dollars for the hospital.

Wiregrass Medical is one of the county’s largest private employers with more than three-hundred workers.

Geneva County Probate Judge Toby Seay says the commission has “not” taken a stand on the issue.

The ballot is simply a way to allow residents to decide whether Wiregrass Medical Center should receive an increase in revenue.

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