Voters Approve Tax to help Hospital

trego lemke memorial hospital exteriorTrego County voters overwhelmingly approved a one percent sales tax to help the Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital with expenses by a 950-430 vote, nearly 68 percent of the ballots returned by Tuesday.

Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital Administrator Harold Courtois told Hays Post  “We are not only happy but also relieved that the voters recognized the importance of the hospital.”

Courtois said that while the sales tax meetings held earlier this year were poorly attended they believed that the voters would approve the sales tax. Turnout was much higher for the no-fund warrant meetings.

The sales tax will go into effect on July 1st.