MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF
THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
January 25, 2017
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, January 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.
Members of the Board present included:
Chairman, Anne Karr
Vice Chairman, Dr. Curtis Montgomery
Secretary, Jerry Larrison
Manager, Robert Hardy
Manager, Judy Emmett
Also in attendance were: Keli Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant; Judge Danny Pierce; Joe Henderson, attorney for WCHD; Dr. Tim Deahl; Chris Janning, Hilltop Securities; Jonathan Church, Hilltop Securities, and Shannon Brown, CEO, HMH.
Agenda Item #1: Call meeting to order.
Chairman Karr called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Agenda Item #2: Consider approving the minutes for the Regular Meeting held on January 25, 2017 and the Special Meeting held January 26, 2017.
Dr. Montgomery made a motion to approve the minutes for both meetings. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Emmett. The motion passed 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: Executive Session: The Board of Managers will convene in closed session pursuant to Government Code Sections 551.071 and 551.072 to consult with the District’s financial advisors and legal counsel for an update on progress and issues concerning the pending sale of real estate including, but not limited to, operations and transactional matters on the proposed sale of the Huntsville Memorial facilities.
No action contemplated.
Chairman Karr announced that Agenda Item #4 would be a closed executive session and all visitors except the following are excused and would be invited back to the regular meeting following the executive session. At the end of the Executive Session Chairman Karr announced that the closed executive session was finished and there were no items to be voted on and the meeting would return to open session.
All present in EXECUTIVE SESSION attendance were: WCHD Chairman Anne Karr; WCHD Vice Chairman Dr. Montgomery; WCHD Secretary Jerry Larrison; WCHD Manager Robert Hardy; WCHD Manager Judy Emmett; Keli Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant; Attorney Joe Henderson; Chris Janning, and Jonathan Church, Hilltop Securities.
Agenda Item#5: Reconvene: Open Session for remainder of agenda items.
Chairman Karr announced that the meeting would reconvene in open regular session.
Agenda Item#6: Consider approving payment of indigent care bills.
Keli Molina gave the Indigent care report. The indigent Care Bills total for this month was $18,173.60. Mr. Larrison made a motion to pay the indigent care bills as presented. The motion was seconded by Dr. Montgomery. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item#7: Review and consider approving the monthly financial report.
The Statement of Revenues Expenditures for the month ending December 2016 was presented by Keli Molina. The Revenue for the month was $1,554,107.21 and expenditures were $2,789,665.57. Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve the financial report as presented. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Emmett. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #8: Consider approving payment of monthly bills.
Monthly bills in the amount of $13,793.94 were presented by Keli Molina.
Mr. Larrison made a motion to pay the monthly bills as presented. The motion was seconded by Dr. Montgomery. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #9: Consider and approve #2 proposed 2016 budget amendments.
Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve the #2 proposed 2016 budget amendments. The motion was seconded by Mr. Larrison. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #10: Approve the recording of January 2017 budgeted indigent care expense in the amount of $576,664.00.
Mr. Hardy made a motion to approve recording the monthly indigent care expense. The motion was seconded by Mr. Larrison. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item #11: 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 #12: Discuss asbestos study report and future demolition of Ella Smither Building.
Chairman Anne Karr discussed receiving some bids on the removal of the asbestos in the Ella Smither Building and the demo as well. Chairman Karr requested that Mr. Robert Hardy and Dr. Curtis Montgomery be in charge of these bids. Attorney Joe Henderson is looking into the legal steps to take in this action.
Agenda Item #13: Comments and reports from managers and HMH administration.
Shannon Brown HMH CEO stated HMH Census for January has been much higher than it was in December. Shannon gave a brief report on the site visits and stated HMH had two more weeks of them. He said everything was going very well with the visits.
Agenda Item #14: Adjourn meeting.
There being no further business, Chairman, Anne Karr adjourned the meeting at 7:55 P.M.
Chairman Anne Karr
Walker County Hospital District
Jerry Larrison, Secretary
Walker County Hospital District