Regular Monthly Meeting: September 17, 2020

Regular Monthly Meeting: September 17, 2020





Regular Monthly Meeting

Zoom Meeting

September 17, 2020


TRUSTEES:                           Marybeth Cunningham           Allen Jones

Barbara Bodnar                      Tracey Zudans

Karen Deigl                             Dr. Michael Weiss

Ann Marie McCrystal


STAFF:                                   Ann Marie Suriano                 Jennifer Peshke, Esq.

Kate Voss                                Jennifer Frederick



Convene Meeting – Marybeth Cunningham, Chairwoman


Mrs. Cunningham convened the regular monthly meeting of the Indian River County Hospital District (“IRCHD”) at 5:10 p.m., via Zoom.


Consent Agenda-


Mrs. Cunningham asked for a motion to approve the Chairman’s meeting minutes dated August 19; regular monthly meeting minutes dated August 20 and a September disbursement of $1,036,595.69. Mrs. Bodnar made a motion to approve which was seconded by Ms. Deigl The motion carried unanimously.


District Counsel Report – Jennifer D. Peshke, Esq.


Mrs. Peshke provided her report and stated that she continues to track and follow the Governors executive orders and updates, concerning the physical quorum exemption for board meetings. If the order is not extended the District will need to have a physical quorum of four Trustees at the next month’s meetings. She also continues to work with District staff and the county concerning the 11th drive extension and there will be further discussion surrounding this matter later in tonight’s meeting. Additionally, she has worked with District staff and the VNA on matters concerning the VNA’s letter of intent.


Financial Statement Review – Allen Jones, Treasurer


Mr. Jones stated that the District current fiscal year ends on September 30th. Through August 31st the District has around $6.6 million in the bank, less the $1 million approved to be disbursed for the month. He anticipates that the District will finish the year with around $4.4 million to be carried over into the next fiscal year. This year the District was able to add approximately $400,000 to reserves, despite the additional financial support it provided to support its funded agencies with unforeseen expenses due to COVID-19. Mr. Jones noted that in the approved budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the District plans to add an additional $400,000 to its reserves, which will leave the District in sound finical condition to address any unforeseen effects due to COVID-19.


Executive Director Report- Ann Marie Suriano


Mrs. Suriano stated that she prepared a written report for the packet but will provide an update on a few items. The Alma Lee Loy memorial garden which originally was to be placed near the Post Chapel, will need to be relocated to a new area, due to the fact that the area is already designated to the Post family. They are looking to place it outside the Presidents office area. Mrs. Suriano stated that she is going to do a walkthrough of the campus with Dr. Turner next week to look at the available options. She reminded the Trustees that the District will be relocated to the new office space on October 1 &2.



Unfinished Business- 11th Drive Agreement- Jennifer Peshke, Esq.


Mrs. Peshke stated that in working with the County, they have completed the Right of Way Dedication Agreement, which will need to be approved by the Trustees in order to move forward. Mr. Reingold thanked the Trustees for their support in this transaction and stated that this was a win-win for all parties involved. Mrs. Peshke asked for a motion to approve the agreement which was made by Dr. Weiss and seconded by Mrs. Zudans. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Reingold indicated that this agreement will be placed on the county commissioners meeting agenda for approval in early October.


Public Comment


Dr. Weiss made a motion to adjourn which was seconded Ms. Bodnar. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 PM