Notes from the May 13th Trustee Meeting

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Notes from the May 13th Trustee Meeting

The Trustees met on May 13, 2015 to review issues of importance to Trust members. Below is a recap of the significant issues that were addressed at the meeting:
  • Four new members were added to the Trust, bringing total membership to 86 members representing 2,700 firefighters
  • Year-to-date financials show projected results are better than expected
  • The Trustees unanimously approved renewal credit for voluntary payments made for volunteers and part-time firefighter personnel
  • The Trust continues to proactively look for an additional Trustee to represent a municipality/city department member that serves a population over 30,000 people.
  • Reviewed committee progress in defining “Stressful and Strenuous” in relation to activities commonly and uncommonly performed by fire personnel.
  • Approved a proposal to change the Trust’s fiscal year to run annually from July 1 to June 30 to match the plan coverage year. This will require a vote of members to amend the Trust Agreement at the Member Meeting at the Fire Chief’s Conference in October.
  • Rates remain the same for the July 1 Trust membership renewal. 100% reimbursement for full-time firefighters from DOLA will be available July 1. Applications can be submitted to DOLA prior to July 1, but no payments will be made until after July 1.
  • Renewal update letters to go out to members May 20, 2015 were approved. Members will need to update their firefighter counts and send to the administrator for an invoice to be paid prior to the July 1 effective date.
  • Ideas were discussed on continued state funding beyond 2016 and how we would like to get volunteers added to the funding going forward.
  • The Trust continues to work with Colorado State University to partially fund the development of their Low Cost Mobile Heart Health and Wellness Program.
  • The Trust voted unanimously to institute a Heart & Circulatory system Loss Prevention Grant Program some time after July 1 to offset up to 50% of the cost to pay for a Heart Health and Wellness Program. Funds will be allocated to each member on a per-firefighter basis.
More updates will be posted as they become available.
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