Filing for the proposed Hospital District No. 2 board of commissioners will begin Wednesday morning and last through Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the Grays Harbor Auditor’s Office.
On Monday, Auditor Vern Spatz issued the final boundaries for the proposed hospital district, which stretches from west of the Satsop River near Elma all the way to both beaches.
The hospital district, if approved by voters this August, would have seven hospital commissioners. Five would be from the distinct districts in the boundaries and two would be at-large.
District 1 stretches from Melbourne, Vesta and Brady includes Montesano. District 2 includes South Aberdeen, Cosmopolis and stretches to Westport. District 3 includes the North Beach, Taholah and Lake Quinault. District 4 includes Hoquiam and hops the Harbor to include the Stafford Creek area — although it’s notable the prisoners don’t vote, but are counted in making sure the districts are the right size. District 5 includes the rest of Aberdeen.
If voters shoot down the hospital district, then the hospital commissioners never take office.