Spokane County Fire District No.12 MEETING MINUTES For December 12, 2019
I. CALL TO ORDER: Commissioner Jim Carlson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Commissioners present were Carlson, Dave Krell and Tom Pottratz. Kynda Browning, Secretary and Fire Chief, Josh Evans was also in attendance.
II. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES: Tom Pottratz made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 14, 2019, meeting as presented. Jim Carlson seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
III. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS, APPLICATIONS, APPEALS, COMMUNICATIONS, ETC: There was none.
Tom Pottratz made a motion to adjourn into executive session for ½ hour to discuss personnel. Dave Krell seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes. The commissioners extended the executive session for 15 minutes. The commissioners adjourned out of executive session at 5:45 p.m.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: There was none.
V. REPORTS FROM STAFF:
Josh Evans reported: ~There were eleven calls this month. ~He reported Browning called someone about the NIFRS reporting. He got prices from ERS to do the reports. He said if they only subscribe for the NIFRS reports, the annual subscription is $960.00. A fire package is $1600 for the annual subscription. He asked what is needed for the NIMS – BLS and ALS – initial EMS reports - $575.00 subscription. Total $2100.00 for annual subscriptions and there is a set up fee of $870.00. He talked to Marti Shier from District 11, they use it and it is working well. Right now, our district uses an excel spreadsheet.
~Cindy Carlson said there is a free site for EMS reports. It is free through the state. It is called Image Trend. Josh Evans said he is concerned about using the tablet on run.
~Dave Krell asked if we are District 12 or District 2 – we are autoaid. Josh Evans keeps track and if they respond from here – they are District 12.
~Dave Krell asked if we go to District 2 and we respond with them, do we have to do reports. It was explained we have to do the report if we respond in District 2.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. WAGES FOR PERSONNEL AND HIRING OF PERSONNEL: The commissioners interviewed Debbie Roberts for the EMS Director position. Jim Carlson made a motion to hire Debbie Roberts as EMS Director at $900.00 per year beginning January 1, 2020. Dave Krell seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes. There was discussion about having Lori Stark help with the paperwork and having her turn hours in for the work she does. Tom Pottratz made a motion to pay Lori Stark $13.50 an hour beginning January 1, 2020. Dave Krell seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes. Alex Fuchs is interested in being the fire captain for Waverly. Jim Carlson made a motion to hire Alex Fuchs as the fire captain for Waverly. Tom Pottratz seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
B. AWC RMSA INSURANCE QUOTE: Dave Krell made a motion to accept the quote from AWC RMSA for our liability insurance beginning when our plan ends at the end of August 2020 with Enduris. Tom Pottratz seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. 2020 FINAL BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING: Jim Carlson opened the public hearing for the 2020 final budget. Browning went over the budget with the commissioners. Dave Krell made a motion to accept the 2020 budget as presented. Tom Pottratz seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
B. TABLETS AND NIFRS: There was discussion about purchasing tablets for the rescue rigs. We will look at purchasing tablets with the EMS grant next year. Cindy Carlson will get information for us.
C. MEETING TIME FOR JANUARY MEETING: We will have the January meeting at 5:30 p.m. on January 9, 2020.
D. FUEL TANK: Josh Evans has someone interested in the gas tank, but they want to pay less for it. He is still talking to them about purchasing it. Browning will get JMT cards for fuel for the trucks.
VIII. PRESENTATION OF VOUCHERS, WARRANTS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND REPORTS: Dave Krell made a motion to pay payroll vouchers 22363 to 22364 for $455.16 and vouchers 22365 to 22372 for $905.56. Tom Pottratz seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
IX. COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE: There were none.
Kynda Browning will research someone to cater the dinner. About 40 to 45 for dinner.
X. ADJOURNMENT: Jim Carlson made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m. Tom Pottratz seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
APPROVED: ____________________________________ Jim Carlson – Commissioner ____________________________________ Dave Krell – Commissioner ____________________________________ Tom Pottratz - Commissioner