MINUTES OF A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF
THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
March 20, 2018
STATE OF TEXAS X
COUNTY OF WALKER X
The Board of Managers of the Walker County Hospital District, Walker County, Texas met in a Special Board Meeting, open to the public, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the First National Bank Building (Walker County Hospital District Business Office) 5th Floor Suite # 515, Huntsville, Texas.
Members of the Board present included:
Chairman, Anne Woodard
Vice Chairman, Judy Emmett
Manager, Curtis Montgomery
Manager, David Toronjo
Absent from meeting was Secretary, Jerry Larrison.
Also in attendance were: Keli Molina, WCHD Administrative Assistant; Attorney Joe Henderson and Attorney by phone Brenda Strama.
Agenda Item #1: Call meeting to order.
Chairman Anne Woodard called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Board of Managers will convene in Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 551.071 to consult and deliberate with the District’s attorneys to discuss the legal issues raised in the pending sale of the Old Huntsville Memorial Hospital properties and the lawsuit attempting to enjoin said sale filed on March 5, 2018 under Cause No. 18-28672 styled Pamela Smither Covington, Miles Allan “Bob” Smither and Murray Smither v. Huntsville Memorial Hospital and Walker County Hospital District, In the 278th Judicial District Court of Walker County, Texas, presently set for hearing on the Request for Temporary Injunction for March 22, 2018.
Agenda Item #2: “Discuss a draft agreement from the District’s attorney regarding the abatement of the Notice of Breach Agreement previously sent to the Huntsville Memorial Hospital on January 9, 2018.” The attorney will be available by phone to discuss questions regarding this attorney-client communication.
“The Managers went into executive session to consult with their attorney about a proposed agreement to abate the Notice of Breach previously sent to the Walker County Hospital Corporation on January 9, 2018. No action was taken.”
Reconvene: Open Session for action following Executive Session.
Agenda Item #3: To act upon Resolution to direct the District’s attorneys to Answer and defend the lawsuit and Temporary Injunction sought against the District and to continue with negotiations with parties to enable the District to ultimately consummate the pending Earnest Money Contract with the City of Huntsville for the sale of all or part of the Old Hospital Campus.
Dr. Toronjo gave a motion to approve the District’s Attorneys to answer and defend the lawsuit and Temporary Injunction sought against the District and to continue continue with negotiations with parties to enable the District to ultimately consummate the pending Earnest Money Contract with the City of Huntsville for the sale of all or part of the Old Hospital Campus. Dr. Montgomery made a second to the motion. The motion passed by a unanimous vote.
- Adjourn meeting.
There being no further business, Chairman Anne Woodard adjourned the meeting at 2:19 pm.
Anne Woodard, Chairman
Walker County Hospital District
Jerry Larrison, Secretary
Walker County Hospital District