TMH Board to discuss Habitat home proposal


Hospital Board members are expected to discuss a proposal tonight from the Moffat County Habitat for Humanity group to purchase a home for low-income residents.

Habitat for Humanity members have proposed purchasing a property owned by The Memorial Hospital and Moffat County at a reduced price in an effort to launch the group's first project. Hospital Board members asked the group to bring more information to tonight's presentation.

"I don't think we've really had a chance to discuss it," Board member Sue Lyster said of the proposal. "I think it's a great community idea if the numbers shake out."

Habitat for Humanity mem--bers want to purchase the home at 745 Yampa Ave. to rework as the group's first local home available to a low-income family. Members have proposed buying the property for $25,000 by making $100 monthly payments and interest to the hospital.

Hospital Board members ori--gin-ally were concerned about legal repercussions of accepting Habitat's proposal after they previously denied two offers of $50,000 for the house.

Board members also said they needed to check with Moffat County Commi-ssioners about the proposal because the house is county-owned.

TMH has sold nine houses that it previously had purchased when officials considered expanding operations around the current facility. Sales figures have topped $1 million, which officials have said will be used toward a building fund for a new hospital.

Other agenda items for tonight's meeting include:

Consideration of a 2005 management plan.

An update on the hospital's monthly continuous quality improvement report.

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