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June 11 Special Meeting

7:00 June 11, 2012

Granite County Hospital District Minutes – Special Meeting; June 11th, 2012

Meeting was called to order by the chair, Mr. Ken Burd, at 6:15 p.m. in the conference room at the Granite County Hospital. Trustees present were Mr. Jim Waldbilling, Mr. Rick McGill, Ms. Judy Friede, and Ms. Muriel Ramerman, and Mr. Ken Burd, a quorum was present.

Topic of Discussion: Presentation of Draft Budget (Joel Lankford and Jan Thomas)
Need to discuss the Capitol Budget, Cash Resources, Grant Money Available and Donations.
Topics discussed were the grant for the new generator, profits showing for the hospital for the fiscal year, 2% cost of living raise for the hospital employees, raising the on call wage from $1.50/hr to $2.50/hr, the cost to function as a hospital going up aprox. 2%, modest loss for 2013 projected.

Speaker: Bob Rowe and Maureen Riley (Attachment #1)
Comments: New contract can be signed now and can change what percent of premium is paid by whom later. Deadline date for renewing insurance policy is June 20th, 2012. A usage report is required to renew policy. It was noted that a policy that coincided with employee’s tax year is preferred. A suggestion was made that Mr. Lankford sign a 12 month contract with the option to change it to coincide with the tax year later.

Speaker: Jan Thomas (Attachment #2)

A motion was made by Mr. Jim Waldbillig to accept the raise in the insurance premiums and reassess in 6 months. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rick McGill. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Comment:
Mr. Carl Sundstrom brought up that there is $60,000.00 entitlement money available. A suggestion was made to implement the on-call increases in stages. It was brought up that there needs to be transparency on any plans made and to be careful when making changes.

A motion was made by Mr. Rick McGill to adjourn the meeting; motion was seconded by Mr. Jim Waldbillig. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting was adjourned at 8:30p.m.

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Ken Burd, Chair, Hospital District Board Dated


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