The Kearney County Health Services Board of Trustees met on Feb. 27 for its monthly meeting in the conference room at the hospital.
The Trustees had a rather light agenda and breezed through the regular part of the meeting in roughly one half hour.
First was an update of the KCHS improvement project from Beckenhauer Construction. Beckenhauer informed the board that the west end of Phase 1 was nearly complete with ceilings and lights going in, counters are set just waiting for counter top and some connections for HVAC, med gas and electrical. They hope to turn that part of the project over soon and hope to have Phase II done by the end of May.
During demolition in several parts of the hospital the structural integrity has given way over the years. Beckenhauer has told the board that while the building is torn up to re-enforce the building with several steel beams and columns to hold the present structure more soundly. The board agreed and told them to proceed with putting the steel into the existing structure.
The board also talked about the north curb and gutter, sidewalk and pavement replacement project and that bid came in around $36,000 to replace and get the grade to where it needs to be to drain water. The other project was to replace the ramps, sidewalks and concrete from approach to approach in the circle drive area. That cost was around $28,000.One other issue was raised about the x-ray and lab HVAC system. Currently they run on one system and the rooms are always opposite so the thoughtwas to add a separate condenser and make two systems to control the climate in the two areas. Initial estimates would run around $25,000.
The full article can be found in the March 6, 2013, edition of the Minden Courier.