IVASA holds semi-annual meeting

The Indian Valley Ambulance Service Authority met for its semi-annual meeting July 15 and directors were present with the exception of Dan Litchfield.

No members of the public attended the meeting.

Amy Burkhart delivered a verbal PHI Community Healthcare Frequency Report as a print copy was not made available at the time. Burkhart reported 163 ambulance calls between January and June 2019 in Indian Valley.

There were 23 air responses to the Indian Valley Helipad in Greenville and one response to the landing zone at the Mt. Huff Golf Course, with none reported for the Genesee Ranch landing zone.

Genesee Ranch is installing the Automated Weather Observing System — a system that could be accessed by the helicopters responding in the area.

Some discussion came from Director Guy McNett’s report of the impending merger of the Indian Valley Healthcare District with the Plumas Hospital District in terms of what that will look like for IVASA. Also of concern is PHI’s corporate bankruptcy as well as renewing or going out for bid for different ambulance services in the valley.

The rest of the annual meeting was a series of approvals for basic functions of the service authority.

The next meeting is scheduled for January or February 2020, at 5 p.m., in the Indian Valley Community Services District Office.