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 FEBRUARY 9, 2022, BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

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

MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 9, 2022, BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING


ATTENDANCE


Board members:    Joe Sarver, President
Alan Reyes-Guerra, Vice President
Dr. Andrea Lamberson
Jimmy Nolan

Staff:                     Chief Buddy Wilks
Captain Barry Casey
Captain Russ Bradley

Citizens:           NONE            

Firefighters:     NONE

Other:                  NONE     


-     Mr. Sarver called the meeting to order at 6:03 P.M.

-    The minutes from January 12, 2022, Board Meeting were presented. Mr. Reyes-Guerra made a motion to approve the minutes and Mr. Nolan seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

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

REPORT OF THE FIRE CHIEF

-     Chief Wilks presented the operations report (see attachment).
-     No structure fires
-    Engine 185 in service January 3rd- 61 responses for the month / response times in the Narrows reduced by 3:00 minutes.
-    Community Survey has been released to the public.
-    Several resignations- must begin working on raising firefighter/EMT pay
- Community meeting scheduled for February 16, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the new County Services Building
- Discuss firefighter pay, increasing operational cost and strategies to raise funds.
-Idea of changing billing dates to June 1 – Sept 30


FINANCIAL REPORT

-    Waiting to hear from auditors regarding when the audit will start as we are still needing some credit information that was requested through legal counsel
-    Mr. Sarver asked Capt. Bradley to see if the auditors could begin without the credit information
- Engine 183 was paid off in December 2021


COMMITTEE REPORTS

-    Policy
-Progressive Discipline- copies distributed for review
-Late / AWOL- waiting on policy committee to review

OLD BUSINESS

-    Articles of Incorporation – Engaging a lawyer to have written.
-    Credit Card Statements – Jimmy Nolan will send formal request for statements

NEW BUSINESS

-    Three members attending Wilderness Search and Rescue training in Prattville beginning March 7, 2022. Cost for registration $1,050 that came out of last year’s budget. Lodging $1,400 out of budget 53061 Training/Alabama Fire College. AL, ARG
-    Three members attending the National Fire Academy March 13, 2022 – March 26, 2022- Cost of required meal tickets $1,719.87 out of budget 53063 Training/National Fire Academy- Airfare for 2 members $800- full reimbursable from FEMA. AL, ARG
-    Chief Wilks to drive to NFA for course to save cost rental car $570 reimbursement. AL, ARG
-    Line-Item adjustments AL, ARG to adjust line items.
-SCBA
-Extrication
-Lockers
-Beds

-     Dr. Lamberson made a motion to adjourn, Mr. Nolan seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 P.M.


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