New windows for the El Dorado Springs ambulance barn were the main topic of discussion at the Monday, June 25, special meeting of the Cedar County Ambulance District Board but several other items were on the agenda.
Board members present were Sue Rice – presiding, Don Fugate, John Wilson, Leroy Sousley and Shawn Abell. Board member Robert Matney was absent.
The board considered three bids on 23 windows and a patio door. After much discussion, the board tabled the decision until the July meeting to allow time to get more information.
The board unanimously passed three motions to pay for the $100 registration fee for the required board training in July at the Lake of the Ozarks, the $107 per room charge for the event and 52 cents per mile for board members who drive to the event.
On the mail situation, Don Fugate said, “We’ve got bills that aren’t getting paid.”
Leroy Sousley said the current process is to leave the bills in the post office box in Stockton for the bookkeeper. He then picks up the checks and brings them to El Dorado Springs for payment.
Rice said, “We’re getting late fees.” She said that since March the board has been charged $89 in late fees, $298 since October.
Wilson said he will check the mail box every day and meet Fugate or Rice in El Dorado Springs on Monday or Friday to deliver the bills.
The board will discuss the situation with the bookkeeper at the July board meeting.
At the July meeting, Fugate will present a budget review.
Fugate reported that the contactor dug down by the east basement wall of the El Dorado Springs barn where it was leaking and installed a French drain.
He said, “Water poured out for an hour. There was no drain, just gravel.”
Fugate said that after the 3 1⁄2 or 4 1⁄2 inch rain (depending on where you were in town), the wall stayed dry.