Prairie Pines Board Minutes

Published Friday, February 12, 2016



January 16, 2016


The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mike Lening at 6:30 p.m.  Those in attendance were 

Administrator Linda Watts, Assistant Administrator Pam Weirich, Chairman Mike Lening, Vice Chairman 

Tom Davis, Secretary Michelle Wyckoff, Board Members Theresa Weber and Rhonda Uhland.


Hearing of Interested Parties: Resident Lois McCracken wants a new mail receptacle for residents 

depositing mail to be taken to the Post Office that has a slit in the top for privacy.  Currently there is a 

basket there for residents to put their mail in that Linda collects and takes to the Post Office for them.


Rhonda moved, Theresa seconded to approve the November minutes as written, motion carried.  There 

was no meeting in December.


Administrative Report:  Linda reports that the facility is now fully staffed, the employees are working 

well together and things are going well.


Financial Report:  We still have three rooms available with tentative possibilities to fill all three.

Tom moved, Michelle seconded to approve the administrative and financial reports as written, motion 


Old Business:  

Mike moved, Rhonda seconded to approve the 2016 budget as amended, motion carried.


Serenity Garden Landscaping Project:  

The gutters and drain are now complete.  With donations from 

private citizens resulting from the well advertised blanket mailing campaign, everyone is excited for 

spring weather to come to begin the project in earnest. Soon residents will be able to see real progress. 

The Board wishes to thank everyone who so generously gave in response to the mailing.


Hot Tub Repair:  The hot tub has yet to be repaired, due to the cost.  We have paid to repair it twice and 

lack funds in the budget to repeat the process.  We will cover it and add another piece or two of exercise 

equipment for use by the residents, unless we receive donations for the repair.


New Business:  T

There is a new mandatory program by the state called the Quality Management Program.  It requires the facility to be in compliance with all state regulations.  Linda and Pam will form a committee to insure we comply.  That committee will be comprised of Administrator Linda Watts,  Assistant Administrator Pam Weirich, Chef Christina Wolf, Housekeeper Amelia Soliz,  Maintenance  

Director Charles Mondine, as well as one of the Q Maps on staff.  This committee will insure compliance 

of all areas of the facility.


Southeast Health Group from La Junta has asked for a service agreement with Prairie Pines for use of the  pool for their physical therapy patients.  They will bring two people to assist them in the pool, and pay a fee for each person they bring.  


With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.  

The next meeting will be February 18th at 6:30 p.m. 


Pending approval, these minutes are unofficial.

Respectfully submitted,

Michelle Wyckoff