Carolyn Ten Broeck
Regional General Hospital owner Jorge Perez sent Michael Murtha, Raj Ravi and Robina Belanger to speak to the city council on his behalf.
City gives hospital an 'or else' choice

The lights are on at Regional General Hospital tonight – at least for now.

After a 90-minute discussion and fact-finding mission Tuesday, the council voted 4-1, with Elihu Ross dissenting, to keep the electricity on but only if RGH adheres to a self-proposed payment plan through March.

That plan calls for RGH to remit $5,000 every Friday through Feb. 22 when the payment increases to $15,000 weekly. Those payments continue through March and, when complete, will total about $75,000.