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Somervell County Hospital District Canvassing and Swearing in New Members 5/13/2016
 


13 May 2016 at 10:33:49 PM
salon

Meeting one at 5:30

Some of the old board
DebAnn Gartrell and Johnny Beaudin

2nd meeting, swearing in of new commissioners.

Pat Bruce

Dwayne Griffin

Pam Parsons

Steven Vacek

Margaret Drake

In general, I'm glad to see the people who have been elected to the board. I very much respect Margaret Drake and Dwayne Griffin, don't know Pat Bruce or Pam Parsons, but have heard good things about Pat Bruce, and Parsons seems nice. I do wonder if the Turks prevail in their lawsuit if Dr Steven Vacek will be able to remain on the board. 

I was surprised that they voted for Ron *Never Met Money I wouldn't Spend" Hankins and his cohort Brett Nabors, but assume they aren't aware of the many things he has gotten completely wrong, and missed his bad attitude at previous meetings. On the other hand, one can only hope that these newbies are not spendthrifts the way the majority of the board was last.  I suppose they almost missed where Ron Hankins went to the police to have someone who wrote an letter to the editor critical of him investigated. Or where his wife hand carried a threat letter to Hankins son. Or where he said people who run on an agenda and get elected for that agenda (but he doesn't like it) should expect to be sued. (Ironic to have someone that apparently doesn't believe in freedom of speech as president). Some real issues here, but I like to think maybe the newbies were being modest and didn't want to put themselves forward. I would have liked to see Dwayne be president, he's sensible. I also know Margaret Drake is, too.

An interesting point I did not know is that when Karen Burroughs was secretary, she didn't actually do her own notes but instead only signed her name to the finished product. It was Mina that did them.She was voted in tonight to be secretary.

Michael Honea did a great presentation on the state of Glen Rose Medical Center.

Michael Honea Rought Transcript-watch the video for exact wording
 
The Luminant trial regarding the valuation of the plant was held on Feb 15. Judge March 10. Ruling was in our favor. 2.2 billion. We went in budgeting based on 1.9 bil, The judge signed final notice on May 4, Luminant has 30 days from May 4 to pay amount or appeal. If they do appeal, either they have to pay taxes at that time, and if judgement overturned, we have to repay or 2nd option, they can post a bond. Bottom line is we're not real sure, waiting to see. Impact to us: on 2.2 billion the plant owes 1.9 million dollars, doesn't include penaltiesand interest. Paid on valuation of 990 million. We did have to make a bond payment thereafter on Feb 15 of 600,000. Second bond payment 215,000 due in August. 
As an organization to offset, all administration are cutting 10-20 hours out of pay, taking voluntary days off without PTO. Administrators have been asked on voluntary basis. Directors have cut 8-16 hours out, given up hours to offset. Sending staff home if census is low, PTO sale annually -employees more than 5 years can sell PTO, postponed that at this time, waiting on plant decision. No paid travel by employees, education pay has been limited as well, unless extenuating circumstances. No salary increases in June. Any vacated position will be admin approval before they can be filled. Employees have voluntarily done things to help weather the storm. (Margaret Drake-how many positions?) Housekeeping director turned in his resignation today. nursing and staffing postions are taken care of. Going through all supply orders to see if necessary. 2nd and 3rd measures if goes longer than 30 days. Currently negotiating for a potential line of credit. 
 

P.S.  Darrell Best and his wife Mary Best attended in the audience-a reminder that he lost his frivolous lawsuit against Paul Harper, previous board member.  After losing his election to become Somervell County judge, he apparently sells real estate now. I've known him for years, he has been a poster on my blog, but I was a little taken aback tonight when he put out his hand in a fistbump towards mine. I said, um, no, No thank you. I don't know what the heck he was thinking but he lied about me in his lawsuit, shame on him, so there's no way I will ever shake his hand again.I didn't recognize him at first, thought he might be one of the new board members, but next time I will make sure to avoid him.  As I said in a previous post

George Darrell Best, KNOWS I'm "salon"  and that these are my posts because I a. video recorded him and his wife at a raffle winner event at a local place of interest b. borrowed the copy of the 4b book he had, after an hour long talk in person at the Chamber of Commerce office which was then downtown in the Gibbs building,  which I told him (and did) that I was going to post parts of on this website (under, SALON, MY screen name (AND he was not wearing a blindfold nor wearing a muff over his ears) c. did a satirical political cartoon of him in photoshop which he, at a city meeting, demanded I remove from this site (I did not do it)  and d. have plenty of dang video of him when he was an appointed politician blathering on that I recorded AT those meetings, including lot of footage of Land of the Dinosaurs (you remember, when the GREDC  and City voted to give $80,000 to LOD  WITHOUT A CONTRACT!!!!!!!!!!)  or Palace Theatre. . or getting 4b money to fund a Chamber of Commerce events coordinator position. He also attempted to prevent another 4b member from giving me a public record AFTER a meeting.  I also expect he read my pieces on SR2O. He also acknowledged video, on his SaveChalkMountain.com site  that I recorded of his Save Chalk Mountain campaign. AND Darrell Best has also posted on this site numerous times, including THIS comment which was made to MY post (with MY screen name and photo) about my hub going down with my camera to record an Austin meeting re: Save Chalk Mountain. 

This is his family, daughter flipping off a board member, his wife by daughter's side and him laughing in the background. 

 


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