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Hospital District Budget Workshop Scheduled; Officials To Seek Financing For New EMS Station
Aug13

Hospital District Budget Workshop Scheduled; Officials To Seek Financing For New EMS Station

At an Aug. 12 meeting, Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors Wednesday heard a 2-month financial report, took another step toward construction of a new EMS station and consulted with an attorney during an executive session. Hopkins county Hospital District Board of Directors Aug. 12, 2020 meeting EMS Station The hospital board at the Aug. 12 meeting gave HCHD Board President Kerry Law and HCHD CEO Folwell the OK to...

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Hospital District Board To Consider Setting FY 2021-22 Tax Rate, Budget On Sept. 28
Sep25

Hospital District Board To Consider Setting FY 2021-22 Tax Rate, Budget On Sept. 28

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors have called a special meeting Sept. 28 to consider reducing the tax rate and setting a fiscal year 2021-22 budget. According to posted notice, the board will be asked to consider lowering the tax rate from 25-cents to 22-cents for the coming year. In accordance with the modifications the 86th Legislature made to the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated, the...

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Hospital District 2021 Tax Rate, Budget Approved
Sep20

Hospital District 2021 Tax Rate, Budget Approved

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors approved the 2021 budget and tax rate as proposed and, following an executive session, approved the hiring of an additional staff member for the hospital district. Tax Rate Ron Folwell, hospital district CEO and CFO, recommended no change to the tax rate. Based on the tax formula outlined by the comptroller’s office, the hospital district received $5,526,478 in tax revenue last year...

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Sept. 17 Hospital District Board To Consider Tax Rate, Budget, Organization
Sep14

Sept. 17 Hospital District Board To Consider Tax Rate, Budget, Organization

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors have called a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 17 to discuss a number of items during their regular session and at least two during executive session. Budget and Tax Rate The hospital district board are slated to review and approve the tax rate and budget for the fiscal year which will end on Sept. 30, 2020. HCHD CEO Ron Folwell in May reported the district to be “doing fairly...

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10% Pay Increase, Additional Positions For HCSO, HCFD Projected In 2022-2023 County Budget
Aug10

10% Pay Increase, Additional Positions For HCSO, HCFD Projected In 2022-2023 County Budget

Increased Property Values & Sales Tax Cited For Proposed Reduction in Hopkins County Tax Rate A 10% pay increase for all county employees, and funding for additional positions for the sheriff’s office, and an additional position within the clerk’s office were among the items projected in the 2022-2023 county budget. Increased property values and sales tax returns were cited for a propose reduction in Hopkins County tax...

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Hospital District Board Approves FRPs For Landscaping, Communications Equipment
Jun29

Hospital District Board Approves FRPs For Landscaping, Communications Equipment

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors during a noon meeting Tuesday, June 28, 2022, accepted RFPS and approved bids for landscaping plants and trees as well as proposed quote for communications equipment. Landscaping HCHD Board received two responses to the request for prices to supply all plants and trees for landscaping for the new Hopkins County EMS station/HCHD headquarters, being constructed across the street from...

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Hospital District Board Members Take Oath, Elect Officers
May31

Hospital District Board Members Take Oath, Elect Officers

New EMS Station, District HQ On Track For October Completion Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors newly reelected members took the oath of office and elected officers from among the board. The board also received an update that the new EMS station and district headquarters is currently on track for an October completion, considered HCHD employee insurance carrier and received a brief update on hospital operations from...

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Request For A New, Different Type Of Ambulance Considered by Hospital District Board
May25

Request For A New, Different Type Of Ambulance Considered by Hospital District Board

A new, different type of ambulance was considered by Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors Tuesday night. Typically, EMS submits for HCHD Board approval in the budget process a truck remount. Monday evening, the board was asked to consider purchasing a new truck at a higher rate but with many additional safety features and more in line with current industry standards, at the recommendation of the department’s...

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New Vice President Elected, Candidate Filing For 2 Seats On Hospital District Board Opens
Jan27

New Vice President Elected, Candidate Filing For 2 Seats On Hospital District Board Opens

Bylaws, Tax Abatement Policy Being Reviewed; EMS Positions Available Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors elected a new vice president, reviewed bylaws and the district tax abatement policy, received an update on EMS operations and construction progress Tuesday evening. Board Positions Chris Brown HCHD Board member Chris Brown was elected by his fellow board members to serve as vice president. He replaces Dr. William...

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Board Approves 3-Cent Reduction In Hospital District Tax Rate
Oct01

Board Approves 3-Cent Reduction In Hospital District Tax Rate

The Board of Directors this week approved a 3-cent reduction in the Hospital District Tax Rate for 2021-2022, and a budget during a special called meeting this week. 2021-22 Tax Rate The hospital district tax rate will be 22-cents per $100 property valuation, down from 25-cents. However, due to a 15.45 percent increase in appraisal values on the average taxable homestead value, property owners will likely see an increase in their tax...

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