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Board Meeting Minutes of May 2021

by Thomas Kainz | Jul 1, 2021

AVAD 21-05

Minutes of May 17th, 2021

Attendees: Nicole Lewis, Andra Dalton, Tom Kainz, David Craft, Dave Van Nattan, guest Mark Rowland, Kevin Hultzapple, Tara Seal, Scotty Horton.

Meeting called to order at 1806 hours. 

Minutes were presented, reviewed with no correction. Motion to accept by David, seconded by Andra, voted to accept 5/0. 

Treasures report presented by Tom. Reviewed by Board, no question or corrections, motion to accept by Dave, seconded by David, voted to accept 5/0. Only outstanding bills to be paid shortly are radio expenses to Motorola for $12,646 and to Stryker for $14,354. 

Our guests are here to discuss our upcoming land purchase. Many general items were discussed, ie land access to 86 Hamilton Creek, utilities etc. The future owners of 86 Hamilton Creek wanted AVAD to know they are totally willing to work jointly with us in obtaining a substation. Dave informed everyone that a survey is pending subject to surveyors schedule. Upon completion of discussion our guest departed. Board will move forward with land deal for AVAD’s best interest. 

Admin Assistant: Andra has been in contact with Josh and Byron who might have some interested parties in filling that vacancy. We are looking at hiring an Administrative Assistant for a 20-40 hours position with a pay level of approx $15.00 an hour. In Chaffee County PRN’s work approx 24 hours a week.

AED’s are in, these are the Grant items. David will take pictures of each to record serial numbers, models etc. Nicole is working on policies.

Monthly trading schedule. Andra shared the dates with the Board. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month, June 8, July 13, Aug 10….etc. Reminder that for volunteers, volunteer must attend 90% of these meetings for financial rewards.

Nicole indicated that she would like for AVAD to spearhead a summer Volunteer Appreciation Community Event”. The community could meet and greet all the local volunteers that service the entire valley. The community’s chance to meet the EMTs, the drivers, the firefighters, and the the members of other groups throughout the community. Not just the ones mentioned but also other groups like the Historical Society, the cemetery volunteers, and the list can go on. Target date at this time is July 17.

Outstanding client accounts were discussed. Currently we have 8 accounts, each between $110-$3400, that have had their final notice sent. These bills are from 2019 and total $9375. All accounts have been reviewed. If turned over to collections they are subject to a 60% fee. The Board discussed these bills and are leaning to write them off. Nicole will check with CRS and ask what legal problems this might cause.

Ambulance Directors Report: The radios went to Colo Spgs today for programing. Mark then asked for guidance concerning our stand on what he referred to as B S calls, are we able to refuse these calls? Liability is one main concern. If we determine it as a bogus call and it wasn’t, all sorts of things could result. The Board feels that all calls should be answered. Repeat calls that show a pattern of abuse can be handled differently. The client needs to know they are being tracked on their calls, at some point they will be charged for each call. Abuse cases include, but are not limited to, “can you come check my blood pressure”, “can you tell me what’s wrong with me so I don’t have to go to the doctor”, etc.

No further word on the Rescue vehicle.

F.Y.I…..Dear Mountain license is expired yet they are still running. The county is aware of this. Not sure of what if any action the county will take.


Meeting adjourned at 2037 hours. 

Respectfully submitted

Dave Van Nattan