Forks: Hospital seeking replacement levy in general election

FORKS — West End voters will be asked to approve a six-year Forks Community Hospital replacement levy to fund emergency medical care and services.

The levy will appear on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.

The levy amount of 20 cents or less per $1,000 of assessed property valuation would raise between $63,000 and $67,000 annually for emergency services, Hospital Administrator Camille Scott said Friday.

The proposed levy would extend an identical levy for emergency services that West End voters approved in 1996.

“The people won’t see any change from what they’re currently doing,” Scott said.

About 95 percent of the current levy goes toward funding the hospital’s four ambulances, which are used throughout Forks, Clallam Bay and Sekiu, Scott said.

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