TMH Board to discuss Habitat home proposal |

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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