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2021-02-11 Minutes

Board of Trustees                                February 11, 2021
West Blount Fire & EMS District
The Board of Trustees for West Blount Fire and Emergency Medical Services District met at Fire Station No. 1 on February 11, 2021, the meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Greg Reid, Chair, and Billy Giddy leading with opening prayer.  All Trustees were present plus Clay Jones for JJ Ivey, Melissa Thomas, Treasurer, and Diane Cox and Lisa Morgan, Billing Managers.      

The minutes of the January 14, 2021 meeting were accepted on motion by Marty Stover, seconded by Annette Cox.

Financial report – The operating balance for January was $519,271.35.  Total receipts were $300,137.65, including dues of $143,387.50.  Total expenses were $44,121.77, including payroll of $26,343.74, workers’ comp of $3,508, and maintenance and repair of $3,757.90.

The Financial Report was accepted on motion by Marty Stover, seconded by Annette Cox.

Chief’s Report

Total calls for January were 117, including 8 out-of-area (2 – Mt. High/Ricetown; 1 Bangor; 4 Nectar/Cleveland; and 1 Warrior): 69 medical, 2 structure fire, 8 auto accidents, 3 fire alarms, 0 vehicle fire, 27 public service, 1 wild fire, 7 fire other, 0 911 hang-up, 0 hazmat, 0 tree down.  Breakdown by station was: (1) Hayden – 55, (2) Smoke Rise – 51, (3) Sugar Creek – 7,
(4) Nyota – 4.

Other items reported include:
    4 CPR devices have been received, still waiting on the monitors, which should be received in about 45 days  
    New grants include a tanker pumper, and radios in conjunction with 4 other departments
    ISO will not be inspecting this year, possibly next year
    Engine 71, the ladder truck, is still at Brindley Mountain  
    Engine 62 most of the leaks have been fixed, there is still a small leak they are working on
    Budget for 2021 for $475,000 was presented, which will be acted on next meeting
    Knox boxes have been installed at all 4 schools; there is one key to open the boxes which hold the key to enter each school on an emergency basis    

The Chief’s report was accepted on motion by Marty Stover, seconded by Billy Giddy.

Old Business

Billing Update – At the end of January 6 total CLA’s (conditional lien agreements) are on file, one was paid off..  The attorneys have a total of 212 accounts, 6 were paid in full, 203 have liens.  We received a check from MSN (Massey, Stotser, & Nicholas) for $1,352.01 in January, making total collected from MSN since 2018 of $76,967.58.   There were 2 new accounts added in January.  There were 11 exemptions approved.  Fire dues received in January was $143,387.50, plus $165 assessment fees, and $4,318.82 other, totaling $147,387.50. There are 2,651 accounts in the system with a balance totaling $639,657.03, which includes all outstanding dues from the beginning. There are 3,732 total accounts in the system.  So far this year there has been 29% participation for payment of fire dues.  The 2021 bills were mailed on January 6th, billing 3,536 accounts for a total of $543,150 for 2021 dues.  

Fire District Board of Trustees – February 11, 2021                        page 2

The post office resent the certified letters that are still in transit after now 4 months at no charge to us; however, after a month of the second sending, nothing has been received.

New Business       



The next meeting will be March 11, 2021, 7:00 PM at Fire Station 1.

The meeting was adjourned on motion by Annette at 7:35 PM.

Present                Not Present                    
Annette Cox                JJ Ivey (work)
Dolores Fort
Billy Giddy                                    
Greg Reid                
Marty Stover
Melissa Thomas
Diane Cox    
Lisa Morgan                    

3 guests signed attendance
2 firefighters were present

                    Respectfully submitted,
Dolores Fort