South Routt Medical Center elects new board members; North Routt fire still waiting on fate of mill levy
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Voters elected three new members to the South Routt Medical Center Board of Directors on Tuesday.
“We are excited to have our new board members on board,” said Ken Rogers, district manager for the South Routt Medical Center in Oak Creek.
New board members will include Rosemarie Smith, who received 263 votes, and Mark Sandvik, who collected 248 votes, as they ran unopposed for two, four-year-term board seats.
Connie Boudreaux collected 205 votes and was elected to serve a two-year term on the board. She beat Chuck Wisecup by a margin of 58 votes to step into the seat that was held by Pat Schalnus, who passed away in January. Wisecup has served on the medical center board for at least eight years.
Oak Creek Town Administrator Mary Page Allen had filled the post during the past three months until voters could elect Schalnus’ successor. Board member John Porter did not seek re-election.
The South Routt Medical Center began as the South Routt Medical Clinic in 1964, and then in 2006, it was established as a special district for the purpose of providing affordable, accessible healthcare services to communities in South Routt.
The special district is required to hold board elections every two years when there is a vacancy. Only registered voters in the medical center’s district are eligible to vote.
Special election in North Routt
The North Routt Fire District also held a special election Tuesday, asking voters to approve three measures related to the North Routt Fire Protection district. The vote included a mill levy increase to hire more staff and to support additional taxes to offset future financial impacts from the Gallagher Amendment.
Chuck Vale , Friends of North Routt Fire Protection District, said that the votes have been tallied but will not be announced until after election judges have a chance to certify the election early next week.
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