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 25, 2022

Board members:    Joe Sarver, President
Grant Wilkinson
Barry Clemmons

Staff:                     Chief Buddy Wilks
Deputy Chief John Yancey
Captain Russ Bradley
Battalion Chief Woodley

Citizens:           NONE    

Firefighters:     Matthew McFarland

Other:                  NONE

-    Mr. Sarver called the meeting to order at 5:51P.M.

Unresolved Business
•    District vote- what is to be proposed
•        -Discussed various options moving forward
•            -23.5% increase, $575 flat rate, wave ambulance co-pay, maximum of             $100 capital improvement fee, possibility of switching to a millage rate, 
•            - Looking to rework current fee schedule   
•    District Survey
•        Reviewed Community Survey trends- current survey is a small sample
New Business
•    Staffing Plan and Pay increase
•        -Shutting down one rescue unit and reducing staffing model. Increasing firefighter     and paramedic pay.
•        -Mr.  Wilkinson made a motion to Chief’s plan to increase firefighter and     paramedic pay. Mr. Clemmons seconded, and the motion passed.
•    Contract for the sale of Q181
•        -Received a proposal from Command Fire Apparatus to buy the 2020 Pierce     Ladder Truck for $700k. Proposed plan is to sale the current ladder truck and buy     used ladder. Use the difference to offset debt and frees up approximately $9,000     per month in the general budget.
•        -Mr. Clemmons made a motion to sale the ladder truck. Mr. Wilkinson seconded,     and the motion passed.
•    Approval for Chief Wilks to request two (2) new ambulances to be purchased by Shelby County at a cost of $350,000
        -Mr. Clemmons made a motion to make the request to Shelby County. Mr.              Wilkinson seconded and the motion passed.
•    Mr. Clemmons presented a statement from a resident of Highland Lakes in support of the fire district. Would like board review to determine if individual should post to NextDoor.

Motion to adjourn- Mr. Clemmons made motion to dismiss and Mr. Wilkinson seconded 7:16 P.M.

Submitted by:_______________________________________

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