City Council hears update on Winslow Memorial Hospital

ÒThe financial bleeding has stopped! The hospital showed a modest profit of revenue this last year,Ó said Winslow Memorial Hospital Administrator, Jeff Hamblen.

Hamblen informed the City Council of the great news during the regularly scheduled meeting held on Tuesday, March 9.

He also said the hospital has continued, and will continue, to recover from the $5 million loss the hospitals endured in the last four years.

Hamblen said that the hospitalÕs earned profit was a little over $500,000 and that he hoped to see a bigger figure next year.

The Council also honored the Winslow Lady Bulldogs Basketball team, coaches and managers for their victory as 3A State Basketball Champions.

The Council also approved the following on the consent calendar:

¥ Approved the payment of liability insurance deductible by the Human Resources Director for the City.

¥ Approved the addition of pre-paid legal services to identify theft coverage to insurance plans offered to the City of Winslow employees to allow premiums to be paid through payroll deduction.

¥ Approved waiving of fees for the use of City Property to the Winslow High School for the Because We Care graduation Party 2004.

¥ Approved the property-split of APN 103-17-013b (108 West first Street and 109 Kinsley Avenue) located in the commercial Zoning District within the Route 66 overlay for Allan Affeldt.

¥ Approved the property split of APN 103-17-012 (106-108 West First Street (Former White CafŽ) located in the commercial zoning district for Allen Affeldt.

¥ Approved the lot combination of APN 103-62-005,056,057 and 058 located at 104 Lindbergh Drive in the Airport Industrial park in the industrial zoning district for James Stewart.

¥ Approved emergency repairs and payment to replace the transformer at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

¥ Approved the granting of the first right to refusal to purchase city property within a 60 day time period.

¥ Approved funds to register the new logo for the new Downtown Redevelopment Project.

¥ Approved the purchase and payment of crack sealing material.

The council also took the following actions and considerations. Approving and adopting Resolution No. 1274 to amending Winslow Community Housing Corporations by-laws.

The second reading of Ordinance No. 938 to authorize the sale of five acres of city property located on Fleming Street as well as the second reading of Ordinance No. 939, amending Ordinance No. 637 to schedule rates, fees and charges regarding the Winslow Animal Care Facility.

The first reading of ordinance No. 941, the selling of city property north of 609 Cottonwood Avenue to Kevin and Shauna Romero as well as the first reading of Ordinance No. 942, to rezone lots 1-12 Block 52 in the Mahoney addition from single-family residential to multi-family residential.

The council also approved and adopted Resolution No. 1273, regarding the investment of city funds to allow the city to invest $2 million dollars in bank CDÕs and $2 million dollars to be invested with Piper Jaffery.

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