February 22, 2021

The Pelican Valley Health Center Hospital District Board of Directors’ regular monthly meeting was held at 6:15 pm on Monday, February 22, 2021, via Zoom meeting. The meeting was called to order by Richard Bratlien.

Other board members present were Dave Slotten, Brian Evenson, Sue Bruggeman, Brad Knorr, Mark Sjostrom, Mary Williams, Dave Ellison, and Les Rotz.

Absent, Shannon Erickson.

Staff present were Tyler Ahlf and Alicia Peterson.

Other’s present were Angie Urman, Marnie Gugisberg, and Chad Miller.


Rich amended the agenda to add a scholarship request for a staff member at the Care Center. A motion was made by Les and seconded by Brad to approve the agenda and approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion carried. 


Rich gave the Executive Committee update, nothing new to report.

Legal Report- Chad Miller reported ongoing communication with a concerned taxpayer in Dunn Township regarding the Hospital District and the tax levy.

Brad gave the Capital Expenditure report; the Building and Grounds Committee met earlier in the week and discussed adjusting the capital expenditures for the 2nd Quarter of FY21 to purchase kitchen equipment and washers and dryers in need of replacement. The committee will re-evaluate all other capital equipment purchases for FY21 as the budget allows or when needs arise. Tyler and Marnie spoke about the need to conserve cash due to the Care Center’s decreased census. The committee asks for flexibility regarding the assessments and needs from the various departments.

Marnie gave the Financial report. The cash and investment summary, January financial statements, and financial performance highlights were presented.

Tyler presented the Administrative Report, which included operations & census updates. He also gave a COVID update regarding the active COVID case management and the staff vaccination progress. There was a discussion on excluding the public comments section at the following two Board meetings to review bylaws.



A motion was made by Brian and seconded by Les to approve the financials as presented. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brad and seconded by Les to approve the updated capital expenditures as presented. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Les and seconded by Mary to approve the scholarship request as presented. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Brian and seconded by Mary to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 pm. Motion carried.

Ali Erickson, 

Recording Secretary

Les Rotz,