February 21, 2011
PANACA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Tommy Rowe, Chair
#1-CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Tommy Rowe called the meeting to order at 11:10 a.m.
|Tommy Rowe, Chair
Ed Higbee, Vice Chair
Lisa Lloyd, Clerk
There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 2-14-12 to comply with the open meeting law.
Tommy called for public comment. None offered.
Paul D. made a motion to approve the minutes of January 17, 2012; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.
Kerry asked for direction as to how to proceed with the ambulance attendants’ license. When Kerry gets these people together, do they just go ahead and get certified and charge it to the ambulance fund? Paul M. responded that Missy Rowe disagrees with the ambulance fund paying the attendants’ fees. Paul M. stated that he doesn’t know if this is in limbo as a fund was never approved. Paul M. advised that the funding can be taken from a different place if the Board didn’t feel it was directly related to ambulance service, or discussions can continue to be held to iron this out. Kerry stated that yesterday there was a very severe accident and there was only one EMT on the ambulance; the funding issue needs to be addressed immediately. Firemen drove the ambulance yesterday as the EMT was needed in the back to work on the victim. Kerry stated that he has members that will take it upon themselves to get certified, but he doesn’t think that’s right as the ambulance belongs to the county. The county should pay the attendants’ license fees. Paul M. suggested that the matter be put on the agenda for a time when Missy can be here to provide her perspective. Kerry stated they will hold off until directive is received. Paul D. suggested that they go ahead and then the Commissioners will address the vouchers as they come through.
Paul M. made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented with the exception of LCTS; seconded by Ed. Motion carries. Ed made a motion to approve the LCTS vouchers; seconded by Paul M. Paul D. disclosed that he is an employee of LCTS and abstained. Motion carries.
#6- PUBLIC COMMENT
Tommy called for public comment. Kerry advised that preliminary budgets will be turned in within the next week.
There being no further business for the Board to attend to, Tommy adjourns the meeting at 11:20 a.m.