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White River Medical Center complex puts helipad project on hold

White River Medical Center complex puts helipad project on hold

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR (KAIT) - -

The White River Medical Center Complex's plan to add a helipad to the complex has been put on hold. 

Thursday night at the Cherokee Village City Council meeting, Mayor Russell Stokes, Jr. reported the funding source for the grant was out of funds. 

The project was postponed until 2016.

In October, Region 8 News told you of the complex's plan to add a helipad at the facility to expedite emergency needs to the area. 

The center wants to put the helipad behind the current facility.

The county can apply for the grant again in 2016, which requires the county to pay 90 percent. White River Medical has agreed to pay the other 10 percent, making it no-cost to taxpayers. 

According to bids in October, the project was estimated to cost around $122,000. 

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