With Wes Trout absent, the remaining members of the White County Board voted last Tuesday to purchase two Stryker Power Cot systems and two CPR devices in the amount of $120,001.08. The board considered a three year payment plan with no interest and a 5 year plan with interest. The three year plan was chosen by the trustees. Ambulance Director Adam Allen projected the purchase of the cots to pay for themselves in only 8.8 months by proposing two people will be able to handle calls with the power cot system, instead of a three person team. The CPR devices are capable of doing CPR for a continuous hour, should it be needed, thereby freeing the hands of an EMT.
In other board business, the minutes of the previous meeting were approved and payment of the bills were approved by all trustees present.
The ambulances have been having repairs done and have been experiencing some down time. The two larger ones have in excess of $200,000 miles on them. The smaller ambulance has 300,000 miles. The looming necessity of purchasing new ones is on people’s minds. Adam is searching for grants from the Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission and seeking quotes on new ambulances. Adam reported a small loss of $1900.12 from April with 176 billed runs.
David Dosher received a letter from the noxious weed commission. He said he and Brian Ray will be conferring about it.
County Engineer Brian Ray reported that there are roads under water and that his supply of barricades is down since some of them have been stolen. The barricades cost $100 each and are needed all over the county. Two dump trucks have been down. These trucks need to be replaced due to age.
The 9-1-1 board will meet on Monday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse.
The EMA report stated that the water was rising in Maunie and by Wednesday, several areas of Maunie would be under water.
A resolution for approval of the Jury Source List, presented by Kelly Fullkerson, was given approval by the board.
Doug Ackerman was appointed to the Board of Review for a two year term beginning June 1, 2017 and ending May 30, 2019. Gerald York and Adam Allen were re-appointd to the 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Board for four year terms.
The sale of real estate through the County Trustee Program to Kevin Stucky and Donald D.Van Horne was given the board’s approval. Stucky will purchase Parcels #13-13-132-004 and 13-13-132-005, and Van Horne will purchase Parcel #13-13-127-004.
The board went into executive session for personnel discussion at 7:25 p,m. They came out at 7:38 and voted to change the reason for the executive session to possible litigation.
The board adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
The next meeting will be Monday, June 12 at 9 a.m.