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

June 21, 2023

Board Members:    Grant Wilkinson, President
Alan Reyes-Guerra
Barry Clemmons

Staff:             Chief Buddy Wilks and Captain Russ Bradley

Citizens:           Carrie Bush (Zoom), Jane Hampton and Tara Hill

Firefighters:         None

Other:             None

Mr. Wilkinson called the meeting to order at 6:05 P.M.

The minutes from the May 10, 2023, Board Meeting were presented. Mr. Reyes-Guerra made a correction to the attendance and motioned to approve the minutes and Mr. Clemmons seconded. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

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

Remarks, inquiries, and requests from citizens- None

Report from the Fire Chief
•    Got confirmation from the Alabama Secretary of State on our official status and creation date.
•    Update on approved intern
•    CFSI Alabama Delegation – 3 days in Washington DC meeting with Reps. Strong, Moore, and Aderholt
o    Discussion on fire station grant
•    State Legislative Updates
o    Increased state bid law to $30,000, does include a CPI increase every three years
o    Reimbursement for EMT Training through Alabama Ambulance Association
•    Received AFG Grant of $55,000 for personal protective equipment and training
•    Update on SAFER Grant
•    Do we want to move forward with:
o    Legislative Changes
o    Taxing Authority
o    Discussion with North Shelby on Joint Powers Agreement to staff Ladder Truck
•    Operations Report
o    Attached report.

Financial Report
•    Attached report.
•    The fitness policy has been broken into two separate policies to address the prior questions of the Board – both to be presented to the Board in the July meeting.

•    None
•    None

A motion was made by Mr. Clemmons to suspend the agenda to address new business prior to Unresolved Business. It was seconded by Mr. Reyes-Guerra. It was unanimously approved.

Unresolved Business
•    Vacant Board Position – Discussion of the merits of the three candidates in consideration for the vacant position. Mr. Reyes-Guerra made a motion to recommend Tara Hill for the vacant Board position, it was seconded by Mr. Clemmons. It was unanimously approved.

New Business

Approval to sell surplus cardiac monitors to Coro Med for $24,000 to cover AFG Grant matching. A motion was made by Mr. Clemmons and seconded by Mr. Reyes-Guerra and approved unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 7:10  p.m. as agreed on entering the executive session.

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