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 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: Joseph Sarver (President), Alan Reyes-Guerra (Vice President), Dr. Andrea Lamberson, (Secretary / Treasurer), Jimmy Nolan, Ward Tishler

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MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 8th, 2021, BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

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

MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 8th, 2021, BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING


ATTENDANCE


Board members:       Joe Sarver, President
            Alan Reyes-Guerra, Vice President
Dr. Andrea Lamberson
Ward Tishler
Jimmy Nolan
           
Staff:                     Chief Buddy Wilks
            Deputy Chief John Yancey
Captain Russ Bradley
Captain Micah Woodley

Citizens:   NONE            

Firefighters: NONE

Other:              NONE     


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

-The minutes from November 10th, 2021, Board Meeting were presented. Mr. Reyes-Guerra made a motion to approve the minutes and Dr. Lamberson 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).
    -Call volume is down but expected to return to normal after the first of the year.
-Fire Dues are coming in steadily and being deposited as quickly as possible.
-Department Christmas Party Dec 11 @ 2 p.m. @ St 181
-New Hires- Six new employees starting the first week of January and have made contact with two additional candidates.
-Engine 185- Engine company will be placed in service January 3rd
-Meeting with Hoover- Talked about updating automatic aid agreements. Adjustments will be made to streamline responses.
-Meeting with County Manager- Talked about plans for our area and how emergency services are involved in the planning process. Looking to work with the Planning Commission to better understand how the planning process works for our area.
-Fire Dues, Expanding the District, Consolidation- Exploring ideas to improve the future of the District. Will begin taking input from the community in January 2022. Will begin improving public relations and working with the community so that they better understand the District and the issues moving into the future.

FINANCIAL REPORT

-None


COMMITTEE REPORTS

-None

OLD BUSINESS

-    Travel policy- Dr. Lamberson made a motion to approve the Travel Policy and Mr. Tishler seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

NEW BUSINESS

-Presented updated Salary and Leave Time Policy. Board will review and vote on in next meeting.

-501c3 Documentation- Chief Woodley- Batt. Chief Woodley has been working to file paperwork for the District to become a 501c3 organization. Chief Woodley requested that a resolution be passed to grant him power of attorney for the purpose of filing federal paperwork for the 501c3. Mr. Tishler made a motion to approve the power of attorney request and Dr. Lamberson seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
    - Mr. Tishler made a motion to have an Article of Incorporation drawn up for the purpose of filing for 501c3 status and Dr. Lamberson seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

-AFG Grant approval- The department has prepared to file for the AFG Federal grant to replace cardiac monitors and fire hose. Chief Wilks requested permission to file and to approve the funds for the matching 10 percent of the grant $40,000. With a 50% match from Shelby County to be reimbursed.

-New engine cost increase- Chief Wilks requested approval to increase the total financed for the new engine to cover increased equipment costs. Mr. Reyes-Guerra made a motion to have approve the request to increase the total financed and Dr. Lamberson seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.


- Mr. Reyes-Guerra made a motion to adjourn, Dr. Lamberson seconded., and the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 P.M.


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