Pawnee commission weekly minutes
LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met May 16 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
9 a.m. — Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman, Donna Pelton and John Haas were present.
Signed change orders No. 2010-111, 112, 113, 114, 118 and 120.
Commissioners read and approved minutes of May 9, 2011.
Approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses.
Via telephone, commissioners visited with Scott King, Sheriff, regarding 911 fund and radios.
Haas gave information he received from Jenny Manry regarding a possible grant to help repair/new roof and windows at Camp Pawnee. Commissioners approved having Kurt Demel, Co. Highway. Adm. put a hold on a roof at Camp Pawnee.
John Settle, county attorney, visited about the meeting scheduled with HaysMed and Health Facilities.
10 a.m. — Kathie Rondeau, Soil Conservation District Manager, gave updates on changes in the federal departments and transition periods. She gave updates on dollars that flow into Pawnee County through their programs.
She presented and discussed proposed budget for 2012, and the requested amount from Pawnee County.
10:30 a.m. — Carl Miller, Pawnee County appraiser, and Settle, discussed the Cleary Petroleum appeal.
Settle discussed Key Gas/BGB delinquent taxes
Commissioners approved and signed payroll change form for Jeremy Williams, Level 3, to Step 2, effective May 1.
Cheryl Moore, Sunrise Director, and Kevin Simmons, board member. requested meal rate for inmates be increased. They requested monies from Special Alcohol and Drug Fund.
11:15 a.m. — Scott King, Pawnee County sheriff, and Derek Slack, undersheriff, discussed meals from Sunrise. They discussed purchase of radios and 911 fund. They discussed repeaters/towers.
1:30 p.m. —Commissioners discussed Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.
Present were Settle; Matt Heyn, PVCH administrator; Pete Schartz, First State Bank, vice president; John Jeter, HaysMed president; Bryce Young, chief operating officer; Bill Overbey, CFO; Shae Veach, vice president regional operations; Philip Schultze, Murray Company; David Wright, vice president, Health Facilities Group; Ben Harvey, Health Facilities Group.
Heyn gave an operations report, and CMS updates.
Overbey gave 2012 budget and financial statements.
Wright reviewed the facility master plan.
After discussion, it was agreed that: the new facility would not exceed $18,5 million. PVCH will plan on 17 private rooms (with the possibility of adding back on more if costs will allow); plan in the center of facility “shell space” for possible future MRI; and “flipping” the PT/OT office and the specialty clinic, to make it easier to accommodate a fourth physician in the space designated for specialty clinic, and possibly move it to a downtown office.
5:30 p.m. — Heyn and Settle discussed the planned CHC meeting May 18.
Via telephone, ccmmissioners visited with David Wright and Ben Harvey, Health Facilities Group.Wright and Harvey, joined the discussion regarding the CHC meeting. Wright said he could help explain plans for the new hospital.
Comssiioners discussed the bond issuer’s proposals.
Comssioners discussed the asbestos abatement estimated costs.
6:15 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled May 23.