FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Summary of May 9, 2017 Meeting of Branson Board of Aldermen
MAY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH – CAPTAIN DAVE ETZ, BRANSON FIRE DEPARTMENT
City of Branson Alderman Mike Booth presented the May 2017 Employee of the Month Award to Captain Dave Etz of the Branson Fire Department. Recently while off-duty, Dave and his son were helping a family friend with some yard work and other chores when he noticed smoke at a house down the block. He saw smoke coming from the eaves and vents of the attic and investigated to discover a possible fire in the wall above a wood stove. He alerted the two occupants and a call to 9-1-1 was made.
Meanwhile, Dave continued to examine the area and found a large amount of heat indicating the probability of an active fire in the wall above a wood stove. He grabbed a splitting maul from a nearby woodpile at the home and penetrated the wall above the stove pipe giving arriving firefighters immediate access to an active fire. These actions prevented the potential risk of property loss and injury to the home’s two occupants, allowing firefighters to quickly extinguish the fire.
Captain Etz is recognized for demonstrating the City of Branson Values of: 1) Volunteerism/Involvement in helping a single woman with her yard work and also checking on the neighbor after seeing smoke emitting from his home; 2) Teamwork and Cooperation by alerting his peers at the Branson Fire Department while actively working to reduce potential damage to the home and preventing human injury; and 3) Service & Courtesy representing his commitment to service Excellence to serve and protect the community even when off-duty from the fire department.
Approved Board of Aldermen Minutes:
Acknowledged Receipt of Minutes:
CONSENTS / FINAL READINGS: The Board of Aldermen approved the following final readings:
REGULAR AGENDA – FIRST READINGS and PUBLIC HEARINGS: The Board of Aldermen approved first readings of the following items:
APPOINTMENTS: The appointment process is in accordance with the Board and Committee Appointments Procedure, and allows the following names to be voted on individually in Categories 1-3, while the Category 4 names are announced by the Mayor only with no vote by the Board. Category 5 individuals are presented as a slate to be approved with one motion.
CATEGORY 1 – Appointments made by Mayor with approval by Board of Aldermen
CATEGORY 2 – Appointments made by Governing Body
CATEGORY 3 – Appointments made by Mayor and the Board of Aldermen
CATEGORY 4 – Appointments made by the Mayor without Board of Aldermen vote
The Mayor announces the following appointments with all terms expiring April 2018:
CATEGORY 5 – Appointments made by Mayor with Board of Aldermen approval
The Mayor made the following appointments and received approval by vote of the Board of Aldermen:
Approved Disbursements from the period of March 22, 2017 thru April 13, 2017
MAYOR/CITY ALDERMEN/CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
Executive Session pursuant to 610.021.1 RSMo for litigation and 610.021.3 RSMo for personnel.
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