City OKs grant for hospital

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Chiefland officials say they will know toward the end of May whether or not the long-proposed Tri-County Hospital is going to come to fruition.
“By then, we’ll know if they’ve got the funds or not,” said City Manager Grady Hartzog at Monday night’s city commission meeting about the project that has been dragging on for about seven years.
Hartzog, along with city staff, asked that the commission approve a request to apply for a grant on behalf of Ameris Health Systems Inc., the Tennessee-based company that wants to build the 60-bed hospital, to help pay for the cost to pipe water and sewer to the 20-acre site where the hospital is slated to be constructed. Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the request.
The grant, according to Hartzog, could be worth as much as $650,000 and requires the hospital hire 19 low-income workers for at least three years. If these conditions are not met, he said, part of the grant would have to be paid back by the city.

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