Spokane County Fire District No. 12
For May 10, 2018
I. CALL TO ORDER: Charlie Johnson called the meeting to order at7:08 p.m. at the Waverly Town Hall. Commissioners present at the meeting were: Johnson, Jim Carlson and Tom Pottratz. Also present was Kynda Browning, Secretary, Cindy Carlson, EMS Director and Don Evans, Fire Chief.
II. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES: The minutes from the April 12, 2018, commissioner meeting were presented. Tom Pottratz made a motion to approve the commissioner meeting minutes as presented. Jim Carlson seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
III. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS, APPLICATIONS, APPEALS, COMMUNICATIONS, ETC: There was none.
IV. REPORTS FROM STAFF:
Don Evans reported:
~Everything is working pretty good. An EKG monitor was put into one of the Suburbans.
~Rescue 12-2 is having issues. He will take it over to Spangle to be repaired.
V. OLD BUSINESS:
A. DON EVANS RETIREMENT: He has talked to Josh Evans - he could retire and go away, or he could retire and Josh Evans could be appointed as the chief temporarily. The other question is rather than Josh Evans being the chief permanently, could Josh Evans be an officer. Browning will call the Board for Volunteer Firefighters to get more information. Don Evans said when Josh Evans takes it over, they would need to change the identifiers of the department to get into compliance with Fire District No. 2 and other departments.
B. FIRE STATION: Plans were given to the commissioners and Charlie Johnson will check with Rockford for more information.
C. INSURANCE: Browning gave the information to the commissioners that Enduras sent to us. They talked about changing the values. They will look at them and discuss it at the June meeting.
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. 2015-2016 AUDIT: The audit report was given to the commissioners. There were no issues.
B. COEUR d'ALENE CONFERENCE FOR EMT'S: Beth Tensfeld and Josh Evans gave a report to the commissioners about the conference they attended.
C. 2017 ANNUAL REPORT APPROVAL: Browning presented the 2017 Annual Report to the commissioners. Tom Pottratz made a motion to approve the 2017 Annual Report as presented. Jim Carlson seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
Don Evans said he has been issuing quite a few burn permits.
VII. PRESENTATION OF VOUCHERS, WARRANTS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND REPORTS: Payroll voucher numbers 22128 through 22131 totaling $2,226.53 and voucher numbers 22132 through 22134 totaling $7,289.69, were presented to the Commissioners for approval. Jim Carlson made a motion to approve the bills as presented. Tom Pottratz seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
Beth Tensfeld said she can register five people for the EMS conference. She said there are changes in the way we file our EMS runs. Cindy Carlson said she is aware of this. Beth Tensfeld said she would like to take a class to become an EMS evaluator. There is a class in Spokane to become an OTEP evaluator, there was discussion. Tom Pottratz made a motion to pay for Beth Tensfeld to attend the class. Jim Carlson seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT: Jim Carlson made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 p.m. Tom Pottratz seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
______________________________Charlie Johnson - Commissioner
______________________________Jim Carlson - Commissioner
______________________________Tom Pottratz - Commissioner
______________________________ Kynda Browning – Secretary