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A '''Three Rivers Health Authority Asset Sale Question''' will be on the [[November 8, 2011 ballot measures in Michigan|November 8, 2011]] ballot in the city of Three Rivers which is in [[St. Joseph County, Michigan ballot measures|St. Joseph County]].
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A '''Three Rivers Health Authority Asset Sale Question''' was on the [[November 8, 2011 ballot measures in Michigan|November 8, 2011]] ballot in the city of Three Rivers which is in [[St. Joseph County, Michigan ballot measures|St. Joseph County]].
  
This measure seeks to allow the sale of the assets of the Three Rivers Health Authority to the Three Rivers Health System, Inc.<ref>[http://www.stjosephcountymi.org/candidates_nov_2011.pdf ''St Joseph County Clerk'', November Candidate and Proposal List]</ref> The Health authority had attempted to get a tax increase approved by voters in 2009, but the measure was defeated by residents. The president of the authority thought allowing them to become a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation was the best way for them to remain as a viable option. If this measure is approved, the authority would be able to receive a bond in the amount of $2 million to pay off previous bonds.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/10/three_rivers_health_seeks_nonp.html ''Kalamazoo Gazette'', "Three Rivers Health seeks nonprofit status, change called crucial to hospital," October 23, 2011]</ref>
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This measure was '''approved'''
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* '''YES''' 1,160 (84.55%){{approved}}
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* '''NO''' 212 (15.45%)<ref>[http://www.stjosephcountymi.org/November82011_Summary.pdf ''St. Joseph County Clerk'', November Election Results]</ref>
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This measure sought to allow the sale of the assets of the Three Rivers Health Authority to the Three Rivers Health System, Inc.<ref>[http://www.stjosephcountymi.org/candidates_nov_2011.pdf ''St Joseph County Clerk'', November Candidate and Proposal List]</ref> The Health authority had attempted to get a tax increase approved by voters in 2009, but the measure was defeated by residents. The president of the authority thought allowing them to become a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation was the best way for them to remain as a viable option. Since this measure was approved, the authority will be able to receive a bond in the amount of $2 million to pay off previous bonds.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/10/three_rivers_health_seeks_nonp.html ''Kalamazoo Gazette'', "Three Rivers Health seeks nonprofit status, change called crucial to hospital," October 23, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Text of measure==
 
==Text of measure==

Revision as of 15:04, 14 November 2011

A Three Rivers Health Authority Asset Sale Question was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Three Rivers which is in St. Joseph County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,160 (84.55%)Approveda
  • NO 212 (15.45%)[1]

This measure sought to allow the sale of the assets of the Three Rivers Health Authority to the Three Rivers Health System, Inc.[2] The Health authority had attempted to get a tax increase approved by voters in 2009, but the measure was defeated by residents. The president of the authority thought allowing them to become a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation was the best way for them to remain as a viable option. Since this measure was approved, the authority will be able to receive a bond in the amount of $2 million to pay off previous bonds.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the Three Rivers Health Authority be authorized to sell, lease and/or transfer all of the assets of Three Rivers Health Authority to Three Rivers Health System, Inc., a Michigan nonprofit corporation, pursuant to the terms of a proposed Transfer Agreement and Act 47 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1945?[4]

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