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March 14, 2011

Opened the meeting: 

The meeting opened at 19:04 hrs. 

Attendance:  Paul Rocheleau, President; Lynn Billado, Vice President; David St. Pierre, Secretary/Treasurer; Keith Ploof, Director 2; Joan Beaudry, Director Four.  Absent: Crystal Lampman, Anthony Labor Sr., Kim Kinney for an insurance update.


Kinney Insurance Agency:  Kim Kinney presented a summary and update of our liability insurance coverage.  He also made some recommendations.  He will send us some price quotes for extra coverage on our liability plan.


Secretary's Report:  Keith made a motion to accept the Secretary's report as printed and read, seconded by Lynn.  No other discussion.  The motion carried. 


Treasurer's Report:  Keith made a motion to accept the Treasurer's report as printed, seconded by Lynn.  The BOD discussed billing income and how it is listed on the report.  The motion carried.  All Directors were ordered to sign.


Vice President's Report:  The April schedule has been posted.  The Employee Manual is complete and printed.  It has been edited and the necessary additions have been placed in the manual.  Appendix "A" is the HIPPA Law and Appendix "B" is the Disciplinary Action Plan.  Stacie Rose, Ashley Choiniere and Dan Billado, Jr. are all going to have surgery in the next  few days.  We wish them well.


Building Maintenance:  We are doing routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and buildings.

Vehicle Maintenance:  Unit Two is overdue for service.  We may have a leak in the left rear brake housing.  There is a strong smell when going down the road.  Dave will schedule time when the unit returns to the back-up position.


Supply:  We are building an order list and will be placing an order soon.


Communications: Ray has brought three pagers in for repair.  The batteries are starting to have problems.  They are three or more years old now.


Public Relations and Fund Raising:  We attended a safety meeting at MVUHS.  MVU has installed new dedicated phones for public safety personnel.  They have also installed more security cameras and will continue to add more as funding becomes available.  Police cruisers can now assess the security system on their laptops.


Training: Training is scheduled on March 16th, 2011, in the Swanton Municipal Complex beginning at 6:30 pm.   The topic is crime scenes and how to handle untimely.  Lt. Begnoche will be the instructor.  Following the training session, the Zoll salesman will give us a demo of the new Zoll EKG machine and CPR board machine.


District Representative:  Lynn Billado will be the new MVR primary representative.  Ashley Choiniere will be the new alternate and Ray will be MVR's Training Officer and rep.  Dave will be coordinating a refresher course starting on March 23rd, 2011 and will complete on May 11th, 2011.  It will be held in the Swanton Municipal Complex and will run from 6:30 until 9:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.


Officer Reports:  

Paul and Joan have returned from a call!!


Vice President:  Nothing!

Secretary/Treasurer:  Ashley Choinierehas requested reimbursement for the fees associated with her EMT-B Course.  The fee was $500.00.  Lynn made a motion to reimburse Ashley for the course fees, seconded by Joan.  No discussion.  The motion carried.  The vote was 3 aye, 1 nay.

Director One:  Not present.

Director Two:  Stated that there are members wearing yellow safety vests that are not squad issued and are not uniform.  The BOD stated that non-uniform equipment or clothing are not allowed unless approved by the BOD.  These items will be removed immediately.

Director Four: The military outreach number for veterans will be provided during the training session on March 16th, 2011.


Old Business:  The Employee Manual and related appendixes will be sorted and places in binders for employees.


New Business:  We are cleaning and sorting the shelves in the heavy building.  We need to maintain the standard of keeping our vehicles and trailer clean.  It is up to all employees to maintain this standard.  We are all getting paid to do this now, no excuses.


Scheduling:  Lynn has posted the April Schedule.  We remind all personnel to keep Lynn and David informed of all changes in the schedule.


Adjournment:  Lynn made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Joan.  No discussion.  The motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 21:43.


Submitted by David E. St. Pierre, EMT-I03

Secretary/Treasurer, MVR


(signed copy can be viewed at the bay)