Minutes of Regular Commissioner’s Meeting – July 18, 2017

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Commissioner McLeod established that a quorum was present and called the meeting to order at 16:02. The meeting was held at Station 1, located at 26109 Ridge Avenue, Ocean Park, WA 98640.  Attendance at the meeting included:

Commissioner Greg McLeod
Commissioner Fred Hill
Commissioner Tom Downer
Fire Chief Jacob Brundage
Assistant Chief Mike Karvia
Assistant Chief Brad Weatherby
Firefighter/PM Jeff Archer
Firefighter/EMT Agnes Waliser
Volunteer Firefighter Kerry Jones
Pub Ed Coordinator Lani Karvia
District Secretary Jamie Meling


Commissioner McLeod called for a two minute Executive Session at 16:03 for Pension and Relief Board meeting. Regular session resumed at 16:04.


Consent Agenda

  1. Minutes of Regular Commissioners Meeting held on June 20th, 2017
  2. June 29th, 2017 4th Week Expenses for a total of $24,636.11
  3. July 18th, 2017 Accounts Payable expenses for a total of $206,162.19, not including Jack’s Country Store
    1. Payroll: $193,297.84
    2. Payables: $12,864.35

Commissioner Hill made a motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Downer. Motion carried.


Jack’s Country Store

  1. July 18th, 2017 expenses for a total of $313.48

Commissioner Hill made a motion to approve the expenses for Jack’s Country Store, seconded by Commissioner McLeod. Commissioner Downer abstained. Motion carried.


Guests and Public Comments: None


Presentations and Special Events: None


Secretary’s Report: (Report Attached)

  1. BIAS Treasurer’s Report
  2. Monthly Budget Position Report, June 2017
  3. 2017 Cash Flow Statement
  4. 2017 Cash Flow Projection
  5. Systems Design Collection Statistics


 Calendar Items and Upcoming Events

  1. August 15th, 2017 – Regular Commissioner’s Meeting, Station 21-1, 4:00 p.m.


Correspondence: None


Old Business:

  1.       Debt Obligation

Chief Brundage informed that he has compiled a list of apparatus that needs to be replaced and work that needs to be done on the stations. We checked with Bank of the Pacific, and today’s interest rate would be 3.61% if we needed to borrow money again.

Commissioner Downer stated that he is indifferent to retiring our debt obligation. He would only suggest that we do if we didn’t have a foreseeable need, but we do.

Commissioner McLeod stated that with the cash-on-hand we have the flexibility to purchase what is needed when we want to. We also have negotiation powers with cash.


  1.       IT Services

See provided list.

IT Services topic has been tabled until the August 15, 2017 meeting.


New Business:

  1.  PhysioControl Lifepak 15 Addendum: Needs Approval

Assistant Chief Weatherby explained that this is an addendum to the 3 year Lifepake maintenance contract we signed with PhysioControl. We have dropped our Lifepak 12 and added the newest Lifepak 15 for the next 18 months. This will add approximately $2,800 extra to the current contract.

Commissioner Hill made a motion to approve the PhysioControl Lifepake 15 Addendum with 8% sales tax, seconded by Commissioner Downer. Motion carried.


District Chief’s Report: (Report Attached)

  1. AC Karvia Report – AC Karvia reported that he has coordinated the Naval Sea Cadet training at MERTS. He would like to thank the Union and support division for providing training and rehab.
  2. AC Weatherby’s Report – AC Weatherby reported that 7 out of 10 students in the EMT class have taken the Nation Registry test, 6 of which have passed. There are still 3 that need to test. The new electric gurney that was purchased mostly with money from the Templin Foundation grant arrived on 8/14.
  3. Pub Ed Coordinator Karvia’s report – See attached report


Commissioner’s Reports

  1. Tom Downer – None
  2. Fred Hill – Commissioner Hill thanked the District and crews for the great treatment of his brother.
  3. Greg McLeod – Commissioner McLeod reported that despite his suggestion for the PACCOM budget, most agencies wanted extra money credited toward their user fees at one time due to tight budgets. He voted no. The user fees will be reduced next year and will subsequently go up after that. There will be no rainy day fund built into the PACCOM budget.


Personnel Information:  None


Good of the Order:

Chief Brundage stated that we have been very busy so far in July despite having a slow June.


Executive Session: None

Commissioner Hill made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 17:35, seconded by Commissioner McLeod. Motion carried.

GREGORY D. McLEOD, Commissioner
THOMAS L. DOWNER, Commissioner
FRED H. HILL, Commissioner

JAMIE MELING, District Secretary



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