Thursday, April 17, 2014

Taxing District Proposed

Koochiching County will hold a meeting next month to consider a taxing district to cover a million dollar upgrade to Littlefork Medical Centre.

The proposal calls for the County to loan money to city of Littlefork, who owns the facility, with it repaying the County interest free over a 10 year period.

The Centre's Chief Administrator Mike Anderson says replacing the IT system is one of the critical needs.

Roof replacements and a new boiler are also needed.

Littlefork Mayor Mike Fort says creating the taxing district is really the best option available.

Fort says they are pursuing other revenue sources for other improvements at the Centre, totaling over $3-million.