MISSISQUOI VALLEY RESCUE, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Opened the meeting: The meeting opened at 1912 hours.
Attendance: Paul Rocheleau, President; Lynn Billado, Vice-President; David St. Pierre, Secretary/Treasurer; Crystal Lampman, Director one ; Keith Ploof, Director two. Absent: Anthony Labor, Sr., Director three. Also in attendance were Laurie Rossi, Chris Uzell and Jaime Greeno.
Secretary’s report: Keith made a motion to accept the Secretary’s report as printed, seconded by Lynn. No discussion. The motion carried.
Treasurer’s report: Lauri Rossi (our bookkeeper) is here this evening to discuss next year’s budget. The BOD discussed the proposed budget, line by line. Our budget looks like it will be going up again this year. We have no choice on most of the line items as we have no say or have no control on what things cost. We have tried to keep things within reason. Keith made a motion to send forward to the towns our proposed budget for 2012, seconded by Crystal. No further discussion. The motion carried.
Vice-President’s report: (Personnel): Nathan Bachand has submitted an application for employment with MVR. Nate is an EMT-B and runs with Milton Rescue and St. Albans Town Fire Dept. He has been an EMT-B for about 4 years. He would like to attend the EMT-Advanced course starting in January. His references are excellent. He has some concerns about the schedule. Lynn will work with him as to his schedule. Keith made a motion to accept him as a probationary employee pending approval from the Milton EMS Chief, seconded by Crystal. No other discussion. The motion carried. Joan Beaudry has resigned from the squad. Joan was also a BOD member. We need to fill her position within 30 days. The BOD may appoint a person to fill the unexpired term. Chris Uzell and Jaime Greeno have shown an interest in filling Joan’s position. The BOD discussed both candidates. We will vote by Australian Ballot. A candidate must obtain a majority. Dave made a motion to move the question, seconded by Keith. No discussion. The motion carried. Dave counted the votes. The vote was as follows: Chris (3), Jaime (2). Chris wins the seat of Director four. Thanks to both people for their interest. We have received a complaint from an employee. Dave motions to go into executive session, seconded by Lynn. No discussion. The motion carried. The BOD goes into executive session at 2117. We have received a letter of complaint submitted by employees. Crystal made a motion to come out of executive session at 2143 hours, seconded by Keith. No discussion. The vote was 4 ayes, 1 nay.
Supply: Ray has been putting together another med supply order. Dave will be ordering soon.
Public Relations and Fund Raising: The BOD discussed what we will be doing for the employees for Christmas. We will be having our normal Christmas party at the MY-T-FINE Restaurant. We will be sharing the hall with the Swanton Fire Dept. We will be purchasing a small gift basket, a ham and will be getting everyone a job shirt for the holiday. Lynn made a motion to purchase the above listed items, seconded by Keith. No discussion. The motion carried.
District One Representative: It looks like will have to do a 15 hour transition program to upgrade from the old certification levels. We are not sure about testing yet. NMC has started using the new security upgrades. After hours, you must be buzzed in and out of the ER and must have your ID badge. Make sure you close the garage doors at all times. The EMT-B modules class will be testing on December 10th, 2011 at the Barlow Street School. Montgomery Ambulance service is running again from 6pm to 6am.
Old Business: None.
New Business: The BOD asked Chris to look into purchasing a snow-blower. Lynn stated that Dan would like to sell their used snow-blower. Keith and Chris will check it out.
Scheduling: Nate will be added to the schedule as soon as he is done his orientation.
Adjournment: Lynn made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Crystal. No discussion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 2250 hours.