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 pm at 60 Manning Place (Station 183). These documents are unofficial and are provided for your convenience. Official documents are available for pickup at 60 Manning Place Birmingham, AL 35242. All requests should be in advance and a fee charged for reproduction costs.

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MINUTES OF THE APRIL 14TH, 2021 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Cahaba Valley Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue District
60 Manning Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35242

MINUTES OF THE APRIL 14TH, 2021 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING


ATTENDANCE


Board members:       Joe Sarver, President
            Alan Reyes-Guerra, Vice President
            Dr. Andrea Lamberson, Secretary/Treasurer
Jim Nolan           
Ward Tishler
           
Staff:                    Chief Wilks
            Deputy Chief John Yancey
Captain David Smetek

Citizens:                 None

Firefighters:            None

Other:                    Cindy Bryan- DentMoses


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

- Mr. Reyes-Guerra made a motion to enter Executive Session to discuss former employee Jim Witherington. Dr. Lamberson seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote. Executive Session entered at 6:01 p.m.

- Mr. Reyes-Guerra made a motion to exit Executive Session. Dr. Lamberson seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote. Executive Session exited at 6:29 p.m.

-Regular meeting resumed 6:30 P.M.

-The minutes from the March 10, 2021 Board Meeting were presented. Dr. Lamberson made a motion to approve the minutes and Mr. Reyes-Guerra seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

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


REPORT OF THE FIRE CHIEF

-Chief Wilks presented the operations report (see attachment).

- Chief Wilks gave an update on meeting with county representatives and other chiefs on EMS transport issues in the county.
-Proposing a stipend to EMS transport agencies to provide transportation outside jurisdiction.
- March 25th Storm response- 31 responses during the storm, 37 total for the day.
    -Increased staffing Q181(4), E185(3), and R183(2)
    -2 mutual aid responses in Columbiana
    -Quint made structure fire response with North Shelby
-Homes damaged- 240
    -Affected- 118
    -Minor- 69
    -Major-42
    -Destroyed- 11


FINANCIAL REPORT

- Chief Wilks presented the financial reports (see attachment).

-Cindy Bryan of DentMoses, CVFD’s auditing firm gave an in person updated status of current audit including plans to complete it.



COMMITTEE REPORTS

-None

OLD BUSINESS

-Purchase Order was generated for the purchase of the new rescue unit. It was generated on March 26, 2021 to avoid a 3% increase in cost. This will be assigned to account 16004- Fire Rescue Vehicles

-Proposed Purchasing Policy tabled until next meeting.

-Dr. Lamberson made a motion to accept the settlement as discussed in executive session. Mr. Reyes-Guerra seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

-Dr. Lamberson made a motion to submit new evidence as discussed in executive session. Mr. Reyes-Guerra seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.



NEW BUSINESS
-Dr. Lamberson made a motion to approve the purchase of a new SCBA compressor for Station 181- purchased out of account 65010- Firefighting Equipment for $43,900 plus $500 extended warranty. Total= $44,400. Mr. Reyes-Guerra seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

-Resolution for the new fire station was tabled until next meeting
-Adoption of the new pay scale was tabled until the next meeting
-Flexible spending accounts were tabled until the next meeting
-Presentation of new budget layout tabled until the next meeting

- Dr. Lamberson made a motion to approve the budget line-item adjustments. Mr. Tishler seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

--Dr. Lamberson made a motion to accept and sign the updated Rex Lake Fire District contract. Mr. Reyes-Guerra seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote and contract signed.



- Mr. Tishler made a motion to adjourn, Mr. Reyes-Guerra seconded., and the meeting was adjourned at 7:58 P.M.



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