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ESD No. 2 seeks auditor




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EAGLE CREEK -- The board of commissioners for the Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 2 is hopeful that the ESD’s first financial audit will be completed before the June 1 deadline.

But first, it must hire someone to conduct the audit, which is why at its April 5 meeting, the board voted unanimously to solicit requests for qualifications. The board plans to review the qualifications that are submitted and select an auditor at its April 19 meeting.

Also during the meeting, the board briefly discussed the establishment of a new request for proposals for the district’s emergency medical services (EMS). This comes in the aftermath of the March 22 failure of negotiations with the Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services.

Specifically, the board discussed proposed guidelines for the proposals, with board member Greg Burkett suggesting that consideration should be based upon equipment and response time.

With respect to response time, board member Bill Kinney suggested that the EMS provider should not take more than 15 minutes to reach any point within the district. Dan Pianfetti of Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services reminded the board that guidelines related to response times already are established by the National Fire Protection Association.

The board’s attorney, Louis Rosenberg, suggested that such regulations should be incorporated into the board’s requirements. This is why board member Sarah Gella moved that the board table the discussion and get further information. Burkett seconded Gella’s motion. The two, along with Keith Wildes, Kinney, and Bob Gadd, voted unanimously to discuss the matter further at a workshop session set for the April 19 meeting. A formal vote is tentatively set for May 3.

The board members also voted to table action on the establishment of a timeline for contracting an EMS provider.

In attendance: Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 2 board members Keith Wildes, Greg Burkett, Sarah Gella, Bill Kinney, and Bob Gadd, attorney Louis Rosenberg, and Ed Schriber, Shirley Schriber, Jackie Komives, and Dan Pianfetti of the Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services.
 

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