January 8, 2013 Minutes


LCAVFD Meeting
January 8, 2013
7:30 PM



The regular meeting of the Lauderdale County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments was hosted by Lexington Fire Dept.  President Adam McCanless called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.    Secretary Kristy Bevis conducted the roll call and noted that 11 of 14 departments were present (Central, Cloverdale and Waterloo was absent).  There was a quorum present with 5 of 9 directors present Adam McCanless, Kristy Bevis, Steve McEachron, Greg Rhodes and Tommy Blackburn. Morris Lentz, Brandon Haddock, Randy Brown and Dick Snider was absent.
President Adam McCanless recognized the following guests:  Tim Greer (EMA),  Jason Clemmons (Lauderdale EMS); George Grabryan (Florence-Lauderdale EMA and 911), Chris Willis (Air Evac), Daniel Giles and William Curtis ( Boy Scouts of America).
The minutes of the previous meeting were distributed in advance and approved by a unanimous vote.
Steve McEachron presented the treasurer’s report.  A balance of $62,578.52 was reported for the general fund account.  A balance of $3,050.87 was reported for the fire prevention account.  All accounts balanced and copies of bank statements are made a part of this record.


BYLAW REVISIONS – The Bylaws were voted on and passed.


Budget- Budget was gone over and corrections will be made and sent out to all fire depts. These will be voted on in the February meeting.


Banquet- Menu was decided.


Pre Fire Plans - Alabama State Troopers would like for all the departments to make a copy of their schools pre fire plans. We have their contact info if needed.


Nims- Randy asked Steve to tell all the chiefs to contact him with names of people attending the nims classes.   



Other Business - Trent (Killens chief) talked about the honor guard. And asked if this could be made a county honor guard. He also asked if some money could be budgeted in for the honor guard. He talked about needing new people to join the honor guard. And stated that he had already talked to Morris Barnes and he would be willing to oversee this. Trent also stated he would have Morris get some prices together for next meeting.

Being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.