MAS Minutes January 16, 2014

Mountain Ambulance Service Commission
Regular Meeting of Commissioners
January 16th 6:30 pm
Mountain Ambulance Station

Meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Chairman Booth.

Commission Members Present:

Riverview: Dick Booth, Judy Wanner

Mountain: Kathleen McKee

Doty: Bob Gaie

MAS: Mike Pichotta

Jerry Hull Absent

A quorum was present.

Administrators Present: MAS Administrator Chris Schultz

Citizens Present: None

Minutes of the September 26, 2013 Commission Meeting: Motion by Judy Wanner, second by Bob Gaie   to approve the minutes as presented. Motion approved.

Meeting Posting: Chris Schultz verified the agenda had been sent to the three towns for posting.

Unfinished Business:

AEMT Level Update: Chris Schultz reported that approximately 90% coverage is now at the AEMT level. This is up from 60% when the program started in September, 2013. Seven additional MAS members are now taking the AEMT class.

FEMA Grant: Nothing new to report. The grant is still open.

EMT / AEMT Course Cost Reimbursement : Each of the three Towns has approved payment and paid, in 1/3 equal share, the tuition cost of the new EMT / AEMT students. MASW will pay the additional expenses (Books, Background Checks, Health Assessment, etc) from the training budget.

New Business:

2013 Operations Budget: Chris Schultz confirmed that the budget surplus for 2013 is 2628.94. This amount will be returned to the Towns based upon the funding formula.

2014 Operations Budget: Chris Schultz reported that, based on the final figures for 2013 budget, amounts in the 2014 budget should be adequate. Dick Booth expressed Riverview’s satisfaction with the new funding formula. Both Doty and Mountain Agreed.

Affordable Care Act: Chris Schultz reported that he has received preliminary information stating that the insurance requirements of the Affordable Care Act will not apply to volunteer / paid on call EMS and Fire Services.

Adjournment: With no additional business to come before the Commission, Chairman Booth adjourned the meeting at 7:55pm

Upcoming Meetings:

May 15, 2014 6:30 pm   Regular Commission Meeting

August 14, 2014 6:30 pm   Regular Commission Meeting

October 2, 2014 6:30 pm   Regular Commission Meeting

Minutes submitted by Secretary Bob Gaie

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