MAS Minutes October 21, 2014

Mountain Ambulance Service Commission
Regular Meeting of Commissioners
October 21, 2014     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: Jerry Hull, Kathleen McKee

Doty: Bob Gaie, Ruth Dehne

MAS: Mike Pichotta

A quorum was present.

Administrators Present: MAS Administrator Chris Schultz

Citizens Present: None

Minutes of the August 21, 2014 Commission Meeting: Motion by Ruth Dehne, second by Judy Wanner   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:

Lights and Sirens Policy: Chris Schultz reported that he had checked with the Sheriff’s Department and with MAS’s insurance carrier stating that they would not object to the use of lights and sirens on personal vehicles. A limited number of members would be authorized to use lights and sirens, and they will be responsible to purchase the required equipment. Motion by Judy Wanner, seconded by Jerry Hull to authorize the use of lights and sirens on personal vehicles. Motion carried.

New Business:

Proposed 2015 Operations Budget: The Commission did a line-by-line review of the proposed budget. Each of the five categories of expenses and one of income were voted on as presented or as amended.

Salaries: Motion by Kathleen McKee, seconded by Bob Gaie, to increase the full time employee health insurance payment from $100.00 to $150.00 per month. Motion carried. Additional changes were made reducing the total for salaries from $205,429.29 to $203,501.12. Motion by Jerry Hull, seconded by Judy Wanner, to accept the salary portion of the budget as amended. Motion carried.

Supplies: No changes were made to this portion of the budget, which totaled $15,827.27. Motion by Ruth Dehne, seconded by Kathleen McKee to accept this portion of the budget as presented. Motion carried.

Ambulance: No changes were made to this portion of the budget, which totaled $10,462.78. Motion by Bob Gaie, seconded by Jerry Hull, to accept this portion of the budget as presented. Motion carried.

Utilities: No changes were made to this portion of the budget, which totaled $11,431.68. Motion by Judy Wanner, seconded by Ruth Dehne, to accept this portion of the budget as presented. Motion carried.

Income: No changes were made to this portion of the budget, which totaled $105,086.00. Motion by Bob Gaie, seconded by Kathleen McKee to accept this portion of the budget as presented. Motion carried.

With the above changes, the total 2015 Operations Budget was reduced from $205,429.29 to $203,501.12. Motion by Jerry Hull, seconded by Bob Gaie, to accept the proposed 2015 Operations Budget as amended and forward it to the three towns for approval. Motion carried.

Five-Year Plan: Motion by Jerry Hull, seconded by Judy Wanner, to postpone this item until the next meeting on December 4, 2014. Motion carried.

Capital Expenditures: Jerry Hull reported that Mountain had a truck with plow that would be available for MAS to use for snow plowing. No capital expenditures are anticipated for 2015.

EMT/AEMT Class: Anticipated cost of these classes in 2015 is $12,830.10. This amounts to $4,276.70 for each of the three towns.

Delinquent Accounts: Chris presented delinquent account information for each town for the last eight years.

Full Time Position: A full time position will become available on January 1, 2015 with the retirement of Dori Jerger. Samantha Morgan will be offered the full time position. A Commission meeting was scheduled for Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 pm to interview candidates for the open position and other business as needed.

Adjournment: With no additional business to come before the Commission, Chairman Booth adjourned the meeting.

Upcoming Meetings:

December 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm   Regular Commission Meeting

 

Minutes submitted by Secretary Bob Gaie

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