April 26, 2021

The Pelican Valley Health Center Hospital District Board of Directors’ regular monthly meeting was held at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 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, Shannon Erickson, Dave Ellison, Mary Williams, and Les Rotz.

Absent –

Staff present were Tyler Ahlf, Megan Mayer, and Alicia Peterson.

Other’s present were Angie Urman and Chad Miller.


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


Legal Report- Chad Miller reviewed the indemnification stated in the Governing Bylaws that protect the members of the Board of Directors.

Rich gave the Executive Committee update; it was discussed to start the reviewing and planning for one of our leased spaces up for renewal on January 31, 2022. The Long-Range Planning Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, and the Financial Committee will be involved in this planning. The first round of meetings will start in June 2021.

Dave gave the Financial Committee update; regarding the RFP’s that PVHC received from Bremer, Minnesota National, and Bell Bank. After review, the committee felt using a local bank that could handle all the regulations of the Hospital District would be the best. Bell Bank fits those needs the closest, so the Finance Committee’s recommendation is to move forward with Bell Bank as our commercial banking partner.

Alicia presented the February cash and investment summary, financial statements, financial performance highlights, and a scholarship request in the amount of $3545 for an employee obtaining her BSN.

Tyler presented the Administrative Report, which included operations, census, and COVID updates. Tyler also reported the daycare center is now open at Riverfront on Main and about the State of Minnesota site survey that took place the week of April 19, 2021. The survey went well; we should have our results/findings in the next fourteen days.

The Board finalized their annual review of the Governing Bylaws; the Board noted nothing new to add or remove; and approved the bylaws to be dated April 26, 2021.

The public is welcome at all PVHC Board meetings; however, the Board is removing the public comments section from the regular formal meeting agenda. Instead, the public will communicate concerns to a member of the Board of Directors or appropriate staff at PVHC. When applicable, a Board member or the Executive Director of PVHC will add an item to the formal agenda. The goal is to address all public concerns timely and efficiently.


A motion was made by Mary and seconded by Dave S. to approve the financials as presented. Motion carried.

   A motion was made by Mark and seconded by Brad to approve the Governing Bylaws of the Board. Motion carried.

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

A motion was made by Dave S. and seconded by Brian to move our commercial banking from Wells Fargo to Bell Bank. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Brad and seconded by Mary to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 .. Motion carried.

Ali Erickson, 

Recording Secretary

Les Rotz,