August 26, 2019 

The regular monthly meeting of the Pelican Valley Health Center Hospital District Board of Directors was held at 6:15 p.m. on Monday evening, August 26, 2019, in the Pelican Valley meeting room. The meeting was called to order by Richard Bratlien. Other board members present were: Les Rotz, Brad Knorr, Shannon Erickson, Mark Sjostrom, Mary Williams, Brian Evenson, Dave Slotten and John Waller. Absent was Sue Bruggeman. Staff present were: Tyler Ahlf, Renee Evenson, and Ali Erickson. Others present were: Chad Miller, Marnie Gugisberg, and Angie Urman. 


A motion was made by Les, seconded by Brad to approve the agenda and approve minutes of the previous meetings. Motion carried. 


Chad had no legal report.

Rich had no Executive Committee report. 

Mary reported from the Long Range Planning Committee. The four main ideas discussed were Adult Day Care, updating the Care Center, increasing Medicare revenue, and child daycare. 

Brian reported the minutes of the Finance Committee meeting. The Finance Committee proposed a preliminary tax levy of $850,000. There was discussion about the care packages, when to implement rent increases, and move-in incentives. Marnie presented the preliminary budget. There was conversation about staffing levels and staff wage increases. 

Ali Erickson reported the July financials and cash & investment summary. She also presented two scholarship requests in the amount of $9,606 and $3,895. 

Tyler gave the operational report. The Care Center is using agency staff, but he does not foresee the need for this in the future months. We have been getting bids for the Care Center old wing remodel. 



Motion was made by Dave, seconded by Brad to approve the financial statements as presented. Motion carried. Les opposed due to not receiving them in the board packets. Motion was made by Les, seconded by John to approve the preliminary tax levy at $850,000. Motion carried. Motion was made by Les, seconded by John to approve two scholarships in the amounts of $4,000 and $3,895. Motion carried. Les abstained from the vote. 


Motion was made by Les, seconded by Shannon to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m. 

Ali Erickson, Recording Secretary

David Slotten, Secretary