MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF
THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
August 24, 2016
STATE OF TEXAS X
COUNTY OF WALKER X
The Board of Managers of the Walker County Hospital District, Walker County, Texas met in a regular session, open to the public, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.
Members of the Board present included:
Chairman, Robert Hardy
Vice Chairman, Ron Lange
Manager, Susan Mott
Manager, Judy Emmett
Absent from meeting Secretary, Mr. Larrison.
Also in attendance were: Keli Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant: Guy Gros, HMH CFO and Judge Danny Pierce.
Agenda Item #1: Call meeting to order.
Chairman, Robert Hardy called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Agenda Item #2: Consider approving the minutes for the meeting held on July 27, 2016.
Mrs. Emmett made a motion to approve the minutes. Mrs. Mott made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #3: Comments from the public. If you wish to address the Board of Managers, please register prior to the meeting being called to order.
None were made
Agenda Item #4: Receive 2017 budget request.
There were no additional budget requests presented for consideration.
Agenda Item #5: 2017 Budget Workshop
During the 2017 Workshop Session the budget was discussed and no changes were made.
Agenda Item #6: Conduct a public budget hearing for 2017 budget.
The 2017 budget hearing was conducted with no comments from the public.
Agenda Item #7: Adopt 2017 budget.
Mrs. Mott made a motion to adopt the 2017 budget as proposed. Mr. Lange made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #8: Adopt tax rate funding 2017 budget.
Mr. Lange made a motion to adopt the tax rate of 0.1346 to fund the 2017 budget. Mrs. Mott made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item#9: Consider approving payment of indigent care bills.
Mrs. Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant, reviewed the indigent care report for the month of August 2016 in the amount of $17,375.68. Mrs. Mott made a motion to pay the indigent bills as presented. Mrs. Emmett made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #10: Review and consider approving the monthly financial report.
Chairman Robert Hardy reported that the Hospital District had revenues of $481,960.54 and expenditures of $603,446.66 for the month of July 2016. Mrs. Mott made a motion to accept the financial report as prepared. Mr. Lange made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #11: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.
Mrs. Mott made a motion to approve the monthly bills. Mr. Lange made a second to the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #12: Approve the recording of August 2016 budgeted indigent care expense in the amount of $576,664.00.
Mr. Lange made a motion to approve the recording of the August 2016 indigent care expense. Mrs. Mott seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #13: Consider giving approval to Walker County Appraisal District to accept the bids received on the properties in trust owned by the taxing jurisdictions.
None at this time.
Agenda Item #14: Comments and reports from managers and HMH administration.
Mr. Hardy gave a brief report on the sale of HMH. The 3 finalist were granted an extension at their request to turn in their bids. The new figures will be in next Wednesday and the Committee will be meeting shortly after then to evaluate their proposals again. We are off schedule with this a week or so but should be back on schedule shortly. The proposals will be looked at and 1 finalist chosen soon.
Agenda Item #15: Adjourn meeting
There being no further business, Chairman, Robert Hardy adjourned the meeting at 7:50 PM.