Schuyler County Ambulance District Minutes
Board of Directors Meeting
June 23, 2020
The Schuyler County ambulance Board of Directors met on June 23, 2020, at the Ambulance Building in Queen City, Missouri.
Those present were board members: WO Poe, Darrell Kearse, and Pat Wheeler. Also present were Dr. Julia McNabb, medical director; Trevor Beeler, EMT Supervisor; EMT personnel present were Ryan Slaughter, Stephen Hoover, Austin Ridgeway, and Chris Eastman. Guest present was Karen Poe
Meeting was called to order by WO Poe, chairman of the board, at 7:39 p.m.
Darrell Kearse, made a motion to approve the agenda for the regular meeting, Pat seconded the motion and motion carried.
Darrell made a motion to approve the agenda for the executive meeting, Pat seconded the motion, and motion carried.
There were no public commits.
Darrell moved to approve the minutes of May 15, 2020, as presented, WO seconded the motion, and motion carried.
Darrell moved to approve the bill presented, WO seconded the motion and motion carried.
Given by Pat. She stated that she had received an e-mail from the SDC CPA’s Global Investigation and Forensic Accounting Service, which she gave a copy to each board member, they stated that they had received the requested information regarding the mishandling of funds and loss of revenue, regarding our previous administrator and are in the process of reviewing all the material sent to them.
The report stated that we have received very little insurance income this month Insurance $2,371, Medicaid $996, and Medicare $626, and feels this is due to the Covid-19.
We have received donation of $1000 and $100, we THANK YOU, to those individuals.
The report stated that the secretary pro tem had received a resignation letter from Jeanie Schmitter, dated June 13, 2020, stating that due to travel and family engagements, she is unable to attend many of the meeting, and does not feel this is fair to us and the public. There is one and one-half years left on her term in District 2.
Darrell move to accept the secretary’s report, WO seconded, and motion carried.
Darrell and Pat went to Exchange Bank, on June 12, 2020, and combined two loans, which total $55,000, into one loan, and the Schuyler County Ambulance District will be making the monthly payments. The loan were taken out in 2019 in order to make payroll and monthly bills, and to be able to continue our service, which stems back to having no income, due to the fact the ambulance district lost the ability to file Medicare and Medicaid, from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019.
• Financial report update: (as of June 23, 2020)
• Exchange Bank (checking) $54,815.57
• Exchange Bank (MMA) 144.44
• Bank of Kirksville 667.46
She also noted that all the health insurance for employees premium amount have increased, about $1500 per month.
Darrell moved to approve the treasurer’s report, WO seconded motion, and motion carried.
Trevor talked to Darla and he will gather our expenses, regarding our building to be able to handle Covid-19 cases, and take the information to her. He also met with the commissioners, regarding the CARES money the county received and discussed what our ambulance is very much in need of for care of our patients. He told them that our heart monitors needed to be updated. The commissioners are going to look into this and get back to him.
Pat inquired, if he or anyone, working at the go cart tract, had received a contact. Trevor had been in contract with Tammy Elliott, but he had not received a contract. Pat will call Tammy and follow up on this matter.
With the resignation of Jeanie Schmitter, from District 2, we will need to find someone from District 2, to finish out her one and one-half year term.
Pat reported that there was a leak in the northwest corner of the Queen City Ambulance Shed, this is in the office area. WO and Darrell will do some checking, and see what is needed to repair this problem.
Austin Ridgeway and Stephen Hoover, requesting health insurance, as they are working the required shifts. Darrell made a motion to get insurance application for both, WO seconded motion and motion carried.
Discussion on Our Oxygen Company
Pat will check on contract with company we are now using.
Motion was made by Darrell to go into executive session, with Dr. McNabb, Trevor Beeler, and Karen Poe to stay, vote taken, WO, yea; Pat, yea; Darrell, yea, and vote carried. Executive session opened at 8:15 p.m.
Back to regular session at 9:45 p.m.
No further business, WO declared meeting adjourned at 9:46 p.m.
Next meeting is Tuesday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Queen City Ambulance Building.
Submitted by Patricia Wheeler, Secretary Pro-tem