Hospital Administrator accepts position in Big Lake
By Becky Brewster
The Culberson County Hospital District met in Regular Session on September 12. The Board received the long-awaited news that the District had received the Certificate of Substantial Completion from the architects (Rees Associates) on the clinic construction project. With this, Preferred can now schedule the move-in. The District can also arrange for additional work to be done on the clinic.
The Board held a public hearing on the proposed FY 2018-2019 budgets, and adopted the budgets as presented. The District also adopted a 2018 tax rate of $0.144163/$100 valuation which is down from the 2017 rate of $0.183734/$100 valuation due to an increase in the mineral values in Culberson County.
Jonathon Voelkel, Hospital Administrator, informed the Board that he has accepted a position in Big Lake and will be working through October 5. Voelkel stated that he has had a “tremendous time” in Van Horn, but noted that this move will put him closer to family.
In other business, the Culberson County Hospital District:
• Approved the consent agenda.
• Approved 2017-2018 Budget Amendments.
• Extended the Depository Agreement with the Pecos County State Bank through 9-30-20.
• Heard updates from the hospital administrator.