The Bell County Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD) held elections during their regular meeting on Tuesday. Adron Wilson was voted in as the new president of the BCVFD. Former president Roy Amburgy was voted in as vice-president of the organization. Pam Hobbs was voted in as the treasurer.
Wilson was the appointed fire chief of the Arjay station (Station 1) prior to being elected as the president of the BCVFD. The position now belongs to Tim Mills Jr. Wilson will continue to be the board member for the Arjay station.
Others elected as officials in the BCVFD include:
• Station 2: Board member - Tyler Pursifull, captain - vacant;
• Station 3: Board member and captain - John McNabb;
• Station 4: Board member and captain - Amburgy;
• Station 5: Board member - Bucky Shelby, captain - Charles Collett;
• Station 7: Board member - Bryan Calloway, captain - Matthew Miracle.
Hobbs also announced the financial statement for the fire department during the meeting. She said the main checking account had $24,631.06 in it. The savings and debt accounts had $6,588.30 and $458.42 in them, respectfully.
The special account had a total of $4,414.49 in it. The total available funds for the BCVFD is $36,092.27.
Hobbs also said they have approximately $5,900 in the bingo account that can be transferred to a BCVFD account of the board’s choosing. The organization will also pay approximately $10,200 in bills.
The board has some discussion about posting the financial statement on the BCVFD website and passed a motion to entertain the idea.
“We need to be as transparent as we possibly can be,” said Wilson. “Anybody should be able to look at the expenditures of the fire department and see where we spend our money.”
No decision was made in regards to posting the report online, but Wilson did say the report would be made available to those who wanted to see it.
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