Cahaba Valley Fire & EMR District Board Meeting Minutes

The Cahaba Valley Fire & EMR District Board meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at 145 Narrows Drive (Station 185). These documents are unofficial and are provided for your convenience. Official documents are available for pickup at 145 Narrows Drive Birmingham, AL 35242. All requests should be in advance and a fee charged for reproduction costs. Board Members: Grant Wilkinson (President), Alan Reyes-Guerra (Vice President), Barry Clemmons, (Secretary / Treasurer), Ron Coblentz, Tara Hill

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Cahaba Valley Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue District
145 Narrows Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35242

October 11, 2023

Board Members:    Grant Wilkinson, President
            Alan Reyes-Guerra, Vice President
Barry Clemmons
Ron Coblentz
Tara Hill

Staff:             Chief Buddy Wilks, Deputy Chief John Yancey, Captain Bradley

Citizens:        None

Firefighters:         None

Other:             None

Mr. Wilkinson called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

The minutes from the September 13, 2023, Board Meeting were presented. Mr. Clemmons made a correction to the attendance and motioned to approve the minutes and Mrs. Hill seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

The agenda was presented. Mr. Reyes-Guerra made a motion to approve the agenda and Mrs. Hill seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

Report from the Fire Chief
•    Strategic Planning Committee- committee work to begin in January 2024 with a presentation to the board in October 2024
•    Property Tax is not moving forward.
•    Operations Report
o    Attached report.
o    Ambulance transports are down but revenue is up slightly due to insurance paying more.
o    Call volume due to running less mutual aid, but incidents within the district are increasing.

Financial Report
o    FY2023 Budget Closeout-
•    Attached report.

o    1 ambulance on the market for sale, planning the sale of another ambulance, Stuphen ladder, and International Engine
o    All funds collected to finish paying for new ambulances and start funding mini-pumper.

•    None

Unresolved Business
•    Website-Discussed changes to the website. Need to freshen up the home page. Add a page for board members and a contact email. Add a financials page. Ongoing.

New Business

•    Rex Lake Contract with leasing the fire truck- Will discuss with Rex Lake Board about leasing a fire truck from CVFD to replace the current 2004 Sterling. Rex Lake Board will be present at the November 2023 CVFD board meeting.

The meeting adjourned at  7:04 p.m. Mr. Coblentzl made a motion to adjourn, and Mr. Reyes-Guerra seconded, and the meeting was adjourned.

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