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|Public Notices Published Wednesday, May 7th, 2008Board of Commissioners|
Franklin Parish Hospital
Service District No. 1, d/b/a
Franklin Medical Center
April 4, 2008
Members Present: Nick Poulos; Chairman, Michael Wright; Vice-Chairman, Dan Warner, Jan Hicks, and Paul Price.
Others Present: Robert Boullion, Blake Kramer, Sheila Mason, Dr. Busby, Katie Norwood, Sheila Mason, and Sam Wiggins.
Call to Order and Invocation: Mr. Poulos called the meeting to order and Mr. Warner gave the invocation.
Approval of Minutes:
Motion was made by Mr. Price, seconded by Mr. Warner and by a unanimous vote approved the minutes for February 15th and 16th, 2008 Bard Retreat and February 22, 2008 regularly scheduled Board Meeting as they were presented.
Project Update: Dwaine Boothe
Preparations are being made to begin the triage fast track area. Plans were approved by the Fire Marshal.
The Chapel area will be completed within the next two weeks.
There was some discussion regarding the renovation of the Crowville property. Finalization of the layout is pending.
The board approved the renovation of ten patient rooms with the cost not to exceed $2,000 per room. The motion was made by Mr. Warner, seconded by Dr. Hicks, and approved by a unanimous vote.
Employee Survey: Judy Odgen
Ms Odgen reported the status of the recently administered employee survey. There will be a follow up survey administered in 6 months to assess improvement/decline regarding employee satisfaction.
Financial Report: Robert Boullion reported the financials as follows:
February admissions were down from what was expected. The patient visits for the clinics are up substantially compared to this time last year.
We are still looking at the cost of employee benefits continually rising.
Due to receivable accounts being written off in error the February financials have been calculated manually.
Salaries continue to be high when compared to our in patient admissions and other hospitals. There are several avenues being explored to reduce health care coverage cost. Human Resource department is compiling data to explain employee benefit cost. There has not been a standard practice regarding termination of an employee with out standing debt. At this time the Board requested for the next Board meeting that administration provide them with solutions to these issues and policies to address employee deductions.
The Business office has regained control of the collection process and as a result the cash flow has increased. Direct Source Management is continuing to work with the business office to fine tune their collection and filing process.
As a result of hiring Wana Evans as our Case Manager, FMC’s revenue is increasing. Ms. Evans is knowledgeable regarding Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement process in relation to the necessary health care process. Ms. Evans is working to insure maximum compensation.
There was some discussion regarding the interest rate for CD’s compared to our checking account.
The health clinics year to date totals are showing a profit.
Upfront collection has increased steadily since September, 2007.
The motion was made by Mr. Wright to accept the financial statement as stated, seconded by Mr. Price, and carried with a unanimous vote to approve.
Medical Staff: Dr. Busby presented the following: Nothing at this time.
Chief Nursing Officer Report: Sheila Mason presented the following:
FMC received one of fourteen Gold Awards given for quality improvement from Louisiana Health Care Review. FMC was awarded as one of the top ranking hospitals in quality improvement out of 60 hospitals in the state.
DHH conducted their Re-Licensing Survey for the Hospital at the end of March. There were several minor deficiencies reported that are in the process of being corrected.
Scholarship Recipients - Stacey Wilkerson is now a RN for FMC. Lori Smith is close to completing her requirements for her RN license. Marc Todd and Kim Boyet are doing very will in their courses.
FMC received the Susan G. Komen Grant and the HHS Grant. HRSA Mental Health Grant has been applied for.
The IOP staff has been visiting area doctors and care givers to promote the services they offer.
Brooke Finn has accepted the role as chairman for the Relay for Life 2008 campaign. The hospital will be involved in several fundraisers through the end of May.
Franklin Health Care Coalition will be meeting the next month to begin discussing options to better care for patients and needs of the community.
The Board discussed options for leasing/purchasing a Gastroscope and a Colonoscope for use in the OR. This topic will be discussed at the next meeting when additional information can be presented.
Mr. Poulos sought a motion to approve the CNO report as reported. The motion was made by Dr. Hicks, seconded by Mr. Price, and approved by a unanimous vote.
Ms. Mason made the request to purchase a Patient Lift.
Mr. Poulos sought a motion to approve the purchase of a Patient Lift. The motion was made by Mr. Price, seconded by Dr. Hicks, and approved by a unanimous vote.
At this time Mr. Poulos made a motion to recess. The motion was made by Mr. Price, seconded by Mr. Warner, followed by a unanimous vote to approve.
Legal Report: Blake Kramer presented the following:
Mr. Kramer sought approval to renew the contract of an off site storage facility on Hwy 4 owned by Mr. Wisenor. The motion was made by Mr. Wright to renew the contract for an additional two years; the second was made by Dr. Hick, followed by a unanimous vote to approve.
Mr. Kramer sought a motion to approve a lease regarding a storage facility and sign/billboard that we are currently renting from Frank Shipley. The motion to discuss this topic at the next board meeting was made by Mr. Price, seconded by Mr. Warner, and approved by a unanimous vote.
Mr. Kramer sought a motion to approve the Grievance and Disciplinary policies. Dr. Hicks made the motion with the inclusion of the item regarding the ability to address public views, and the grievance committee to remain the same. Mr. Price seconded the motion and the board voted unanimously to approve.
Mr. Kramer asked that the board approve the resolution to clarify signing authority for FMC regarding the SCHIP grant. The motion was made by Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Warner, and approved by a unanimous vote.
Mr. Kramer sought a motion to approve for administration to consider entering into a contract with Locum Tenens with specific concerns being addressed. The motion was made by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Price and carried with a unanimous vote to approve.
Mr. Kramer sought a motion to approve administration to continue negotiation with the current CRNA group. The motion was made by Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr Warner, and approved by a unanimous vote.
Administrative Report: Mr. Boullion reported the following:
Mr. Boullion asked the board to approve $3,000 to fund the Physician/Employee Appreciation Day. The motion was made by Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Warner, and approved by a unanimous vote.
Mr. Boullion requested the Board approve a reduction in the hours of service provided by the Sheriff’s Department for hospital security during daylight savings time. The motion was made by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Wright, and carried by a unanimous vote to approve.
Mr. Boullion informed the board of a physician that resides in Franklin Parish intent to begin a practice on FMC’s campus.
At this time Mr. Poulos requested a motion to recess. Mr. Wright made the motion, Mr. Price seconded, followed with a unanimous vote to recess.
Mr. Wright made the motion to end the recess, seconded by Mr. Price, followed with a unanimous vote to continue in open session.
The motion was made by Mr. Price, seconded by Mr. Warner, and followed with a unanimous vote to enter executive session.
The motion was made by Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Price, followed with a unanimous vote to resume the meeting in open session.
Mr. Poulos sought a motion to continue physician recruitment as discussed in executive session. The motion was made by Dr. Hicks, seconded by Mr. Warner, followed by a unanimous vote to approve.
Mr. Poulos sought a motion to approve the feasibility study regarding the expansion of patient care services as discussed in executive session. Mr. Wright made the motion, Mr. Price seconded, followed by a unanimous vote to approve.
Mr. Poulos sought a motion to approve the two resolutions as discussed in executive session. Mr. Price made the motion to accept, Dr. Hicks seconded the motion, followed by a unanimous vote to approve.
Adjourn: The motion was made by Mr. Price, seconded by Dr. Hicks, and followed by a unanimous vote to adjourn.
Nick Poulos, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Vs. No. 39,687
Kevin Dewayne Hollis and Tameka Roshelle Loring Hollis
State of Louisiana
Parish of Franklin
Fifth District Court
By virtue of a writ of SEIZURE AND SALE, to me directed by the honorable Fifth District Court of Louisiana, in and for the Parish of Franklin, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse, in the City of Winnsboro, Franklin, Parish, La., on Wednesday the 14th day of May A.D., 2008, within legal hours beginning at 10:00 a.m., the following described property, to-wit:
The South 40 feet of Lot 18 and the North 30 feet of Lot 20, Block 3, of the first addition to Owen Place Addition to the Town of Winnsboro, Louisiana, as per plat in Plat Cabinet #36A of the records of Franklin Parish, Louisiana; subject to restrictions, servitudes, rights-of-ways and outstanding mineral rights of record affecting the property.
Seized in this above style suit. Terms of sale, cash, with the benefit appraisement.
Steve E. Pylant, Sheriff
Sheriff’s Office, Winnsboro, La.
4/9, 5/7 2tp
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Town of Wisner will be accepting sealed bids on the following equipment:
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Pick-up Truck
(1) Woods 6 foot Bush Hog
(1) Case Trencher
(1) Heavy Duty Equipment Trailer
(1) Case IH 685 Tractor/Front end loader
(1) 5 ft. Finishing Deck Mower
All equipment will be bidded out separately.
Bids will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2008, and will be opened at the Town’s Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 8, 2008
The Town of Wisner reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.
4/30, 5/7 2tb
THE FRANKLIN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD is accepting applications for computer technician/printer. Applicants are required to have a high school or GED diploma.
Applicants must have computer-networking and computer maintenance experience and knowledge of various printing machines. Persons interested should contact the School Board Office at (318)435-9046. Deadline for applications is Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 12:00 noon.
5/7, 5/14, 5/21 3tb
NOTICE TO BIDDERS PRIVATE
Sealed Bids will be received by the Franklin School Board, 7293 Prairie Road Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295, until 2:00 PM., May 27, 2008.
For: Additions and Renovations to Franklin Parish High School Franklin Parish School Board, Winnsboro, Louisiana Complete Bidding Documents for this project are available in electronic form. They may be obtained without charge and without deposit from www.aeplans.com. Printed copies are not available from the Architect but arrangements can be made to obtain them through most reprographic firms. Plan holders are responsible for their own reproduction costs. Questions about this procedure shall be directed to the Architect at
141 DeSiard Street, Suite 506
Monroe, Louisiana 71201
Telephone: (318) 340-1550
Facsimile: (318) 998-1315
All bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to five percent (5%) of the base bid and all additive alternates, and must be in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, countersigned by a person who is under contract with the surety company or bond issuer as a licensed agent in this State and who is residing in this state. No Bid Bond indicating an obligation of less than five percent (5%) by any method is acceptable.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance and payment bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, and shall be countersigned by a person who is contracted with the surety company or bond issuer as agent of the company or issuer, and who is licensed as an insurance agent in this State, and who is residing in this State, in an amount equal to the 100% of the contract amount.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after receipt of bids, except under the provisions of Act 111 of 1983.
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be May 13, 2008, at 10:00 A.M. at the job site at Franklin Parish High School. Bids shall be accepted only from Contractors who attend the Pre-bid Conference. Subcontractors are welcome to attend. Bids shall be accepted from prime bidders who are licensed in Louisiana under the classification of Building Construction.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
FRANKLIN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Eddie Ray Bryan, President
Dr. Lanny Johnson, Superintendent
4/30, 5/7, 5/21 3tb
CITY OF WINNSBORO
APRIL 21, 2008
6:00 PM - CALL TO ORDER
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Winnsboro, Louisiana, met in regular session on Monday, April 21, 2008, at 6:00 PM at the Winnsboro City Court, 1308 Cornell Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana, with Mayor Jack Hammons presiding.
Pledge led by Mayor Jack Hammons
Prayer led by John Dumas
Aldermen present: Richard Mahoney, John Dumas, Betty Johnson, Rex McCarthy
Absent: Craig Gill
Motion by McCarthy, second by Dumas to approve the minutes of the regular session held on March 17, 2008. Unanimously approved.
RESOLUTION NO. 08-0401:
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WINNSBORO BEING A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED HOUSE BILLS 440, 442, AND 453 OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE IN 2008 URGING THE LEGISLATURE AND THE STATE OF LOUISIANA TO AVOID THE CATASTROPHIC AND ILL CONSIDERED CONSEQUENCES THAT WOULD RESULT FROM THE APPOINTMENT OF THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO COLLECT, DISTRIBUTE AND DISBURSE LOCAL SALES TAXES AND MATTERS RELATING THERETO
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the State of Louisiana grants local governments the right to levy and collect local sales and use taxes; and
WHEREAS, sales and use revenues for the City of Winnsboro represents a large portion of total operating funds and tax revenues; and
WHEREAS, local administration and collection of sales and use taxes are the best means to protect a very important revenue source; and
WHEREAS, State Representative/Speaker of the House Jim Tucker and State Representative Nicholas J. Lorusso are proposing that the State Department of Revenue collect, administer, and enforce local sales and use taxes as enumerated in the pre-filed House Bills 440, 442, and 453 of the 2008 Regular Session.
NOW THEREFORE COMES THE CITY OF WINNSBORO and resolves as follows:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Winnsboro urge and request every member of the Franklin Parish Legislative Delegation to vigorously OPPOSE legislation authorizing the State Department of Revenue to collect, administer and enforce sales and use taxes levied by any political subdivision in the state.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution will be sent to the Franklin Parish Delegation, to the Governor, to the Louisiana Municipal Association, to all Franklin Parish taxing authorities, and to the local media so that they will be made aware of our position on this matter.
WHEREUPON, this Resolution was declared and adopted this the 21st day of April 2008.
Roxy Fletcher Jack Hammons
City Clerk Mayor
Mayor Jack Hammons gave the Board an update on the Airport Feasability Study and FAA funding.
ADDITION TO AGENDA:
Motion by Dumas, second by Mahoney to add Resolution No. 08-0402 to the agenda. Unanimously approved.
RESOLUTION NO. 08-0402:
At a regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Winnsboro, Louisiana, held on Monday, April 21, 2008, at which meeting a quorum was present, due notice of same having been made according to law, the following Resolution was made:
WHEREAS, the City desires to improve the downtown parking lot to provide improved parking facilities; and
WHEREAS, the City of Winnsboro has received funds in the form of State Capital Outlay appropriation of $155,000 from the Division of Administration, State of Louisiana to fund this project.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Mayor Jack Hammons is hereby authorized, on behalf of the City of Winnsboro, Louisiana, to publicly advertise for bids for the construction of the downtown parking lot improvements, subject to the authorization of the Division of Administration.
This Resolution being submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:
Yeas: Mahoney, Dumas, Johnson, McCarthy.
And this Resolution was delcared adopted on this, the 21st day of April 2008.
Roxy Fletcher, City Clerk
Jack Hammons, Mayor
POLICE CHIEF MONTHLY REPORT:
Due to computer problems Chief Lester Thomas gave no monthly activity report for the City of Winnsboro Police Department.
ADDITION TO AGENDA:
Motion by Mahoney, second by Johnson to the add hiring of police officer to agenda. Unanimously approved.
HIRING OF POLICE OFFICER:
Motion by McCarthy, second by Dumas and unanimously approved to hire Michael Scott Atkins as a certified police officer for the City of Winnsboro Police Department.
FIRE CHIEF MONTHLY REPORT:
Chief Truman Welch gave a monthly activity report for the City of Winnsboro Fire Department. Motion by Johnson, second by McCarthy to accept the report as given. Unanimously approved.
Motion by Johnson, second by Dumas to accept the financial statements as presented. Unanimously approved.
There being no more business to come before the board at this time, a motion was made by Dumas, second by Mahoney and unanimously approved that the meeting be adjourned.
Roxy Fletcher Jack Hammons
City Clerk Mayor
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