The Sevier County Quorum Court, at their Aug. 5 meeting, approved an ordinance to put a 1 percent sales and use tax on the ballot of a special election to be held on Oct. 8. The tax will be used to construct and maintain a 12-bed hospital in the county and will only go toward hospital expenses. The vote by the quorum court was unanimous. 

The language of the ballot measure essentially asks  county voters to adopt a 1 percent local county sales and use tax within Sevier County, the net collections of which remaining after deduction of the administrative charges of the state of Arkansas and required rebates, will be distributed only to the county and used for one or more of the following: (a) to acquire, construct, improve, repair, expand, equip, furnish, operate and maintain a new county hospital facility and any future additions thereto, and to pay and secure the repayment of bonds approved by the voters and issued by the county from time to time to finance hospital facilities.Voters then are asked to vote for or against. 

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