CALEXICO — The only agenda item for Monday's meeting of the Heffernan Memorial Hospital District Board of Trustees reads, "Awarding of the structural analysis work to Stedman & Dyson for the Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo urgent care project."
Late last year the board voted unanimously to pay San Diego-based Stedman & Dyson $1,500 for a structural analysis of the long-vacant hospital building.
The findings were to be forwarded to Louis Lerma, Clinicas director, so Lerma could determine the feasibility of opening a late-night urgent-care center in the former hospital building.
The board chose Stedman & Dyson instead of a more expensive scope of work proposal from HMC Architects.
On Saturday, Trustee David Ouzan said, "The agenda was a surprise to me."
He said the meeting will be a waste of time and money since the board has already approved a contract with Steadman & Dyson.