October 12, 2023 Minutes

Fire District Commissioner Meeting

Opening Prayer: Dallin called the meeting to order at 8:00. The opening prayer was offered by Nile Hall. Present were Commissioners Jim Deuel, Mike Miller, Gordon Ball and Dallin Gambles. Mike joined the meeting at 8:20 and Roger Anderson was excused. Fire Chiefs Carl Anderson, Nic White, Jared Giannini, and BC’s, Mitch Bingham, Corey Albertson, Jim Kelley, and Garth Foster. Nile Hall took minutes. Dennis Wilkinson was there. No patrons were present.

Agenda: The printed agenda was present for all in attendance to view.

Minutes: Jim moved to accept the minutes as presented. Gordon seconded and voting was unanimous by Jim, Dallin, and Gordon in the affirmative.

Budget Review: Nile reported that expenditures were in line with the budget and that at the end of the fiscal year we were well within our budget projections.

Approval of Expenditures—Action Item. Dallin moved to accept the expenditures of $37,361.00 and $78,084.61 for payroll for a total of $115,445.61. Jim seconded and voting was unanimous by Jim, Dallin, and Gordon in the affirmative.

• Impact Fee discussion. Carl reported that the Impact Fee has been approved by the county at $200.00 per door and $.04 per square foot commercial property. The impact fee funds will be paid to the Fire District monthly.
• Rigby parking lot. Carl reported that it is probably too late to get something done on the Rigby and Ririe parking lots. However, one of Carl’s Rodeo buddies dumped 200 gallons of tar that was warmed up and was going to go to waste on the Rigby west side parking lot.

• Nile reported that we will be adding timecard tracking for the full-time personnel which will allow us to have a paper trail for ambulance versus regular fire EMS work. It will cost $20.00 per month and $8.00 per employee using the time tracking system per month.
• Administration wage increases. With the beginning of a new fiscal year, it is proposed that the full-time and administrative individuals receive a 3% cost of living raise. Also, a 5% additional for EMS Chief for the additional responsibility of the Ambulance additions and an additional 1% for the Office Manager who also has more work because of the ambulance addition. Jim moved to accept the proposed cost of living raises for fulltime individuals as well as the additional for the EMS Chief and Office Manger to be effective for the current 2023-2024 fiscal year. Gordon seconded the motion, and all voted unanimously for the changes in the affirmative.

FIRE CHIEF REPORT: Everyone seems to be excited about the fact that we are now running an ambulance. Still learning about possible reimbursement for some calls with Medicare patients.

ASSISTANT CHIEF REPORT: Nic reported that we had a fire at Rigby Middle School, and it was actually put out by quick acting Asst Principle and fire extinguisher. The building was then ventilated to remove the smoke. There were 95 EMS and 13 fires for Station 1. Station 2 had 11 EMS and 1 Fire, Station 3 had 5 EMS and 4 fires, and Station 4 had 11 EMS and 3 fire calls for the month of September.

ASSISTANT EMS CHIEF: Ambulance is up and running. Our first runs were started and 9 of 12 transports were handled by Central Fire Ambulance.

Commissioners Report: No comments. JIM made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Gordon seconded. Voting was unanimous by Jim, Mike, Dallin, and Gordon in the affirmative. The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 PM.

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