Two returning board members were sworn in by Notary Tasha Knapheide at the regular monthly meeting of the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board meeting, held at the district office in Tipton, April 12.
For the next three years, District 1 will be represented by Brad Stuedle and District 4 by Earl Reuter.
The board elected Reuter as president, Cody Worthley as vice president and Becky Holloway as treasurer. The board then appointed Brenda West as secretary.
In new business, Administrator Lee Kempf commented that there are still items not completed on the new ambulance base being built in California. The board directed Kempf to meet with a representative of the bank, which is financing the new base, to decide what needs to be done.
Kempf presented the board with a bid for flag poles to be erected at the new California base. There are to be three poleS, one for each flag — the American, the Missouri and an EMS.
At a later date, plans are to dedicate the EMS flag in Phyllis Shelley's honor. She was an Mid-Mo Ambulance District EMT, who lost her life in the line of duty. The board was also reminded the dedication ceremony for the EMS highway in Shelley's honor. It will be held at the site of the new ambulance base May 13.
The treasurer's report for March showed a balance of funds on hand of $442,714.20.
Run statistics for February were: Tipton, 47 calls with 32 transports; California, 82 calls, 51 transports; and Versailles, 167 calls, 100 transports. District-wide, there were 296 calls with 183 transports for a transport rate on patient contact calls of 76.2 percent.
The next regular meeting is set for May 10 at the Tipton district office.