Meeting Notes: 7/20 Conference Call

Meeting Notes: 7/20 Conference Call

BoCo VOAD

Meeting Minutes

July 20, 2016

Present:

Julie Phillips, Aaron Titus, Tamara Jenlink, Mickey Ellenwood, Julianna Lochte, Linda Drullinger, Mary Eldred, Lyn Heydt (Colorado Friendship), Kathy Russell, Audry (EFAA), Mike Moore, Doug and Fermin (2-1-1), Hadi (Boulder Mosque), Don Parcher, Tiernan Doyle

Next meeting:

Thursday, July 28 from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Fourmile Fire Station
  Tuesday, August 2 from 3 – 5 p.m. Location TBD

I.      Announcements and Discussion

 

Peak to Peak task force meeting

  • Debrief of the Nederland fire

 

Next VOAD Meetings

  • Thursday, July 28 at the Fourmile Fire Station
    • Joint meeting with the Inter Mountain Alliance (IMA)
  • Tuesday, August 2nd from 3 – 5 p.m.
    • VOAD debrief of fire response

 

Emotional/Spiritual care committee

  • Exploring option for voucher program
  • Assessing needs of the committee
  • Funding is the biggest question
    • From there, decide how to approach tiers of services, funding caps, etc

 

Faith Network

  • Churches are collecting donations in response to the fire
  • Coordinating with Food Pantry on how to support, write a check or gift cards
    • Chris Current directly discussing
  • Grocery gift cards is also an option
  • Kristi with Nederland Clothing Closet is working on opening a clothing “store” option
    • Deacon’s closet will work with her to support
    • Need to communicate a place/date/time to bring up clothing
    • Liz from Colorado Friendship also available to support

 

Clean-up Needs

  • 2-1-1 reports a total of 5 calls submitted to Crisis Cleanup
    • Other services requested from 2-1-1
  • 10 reports from the DAC
  • Downed trees
    • Saws and Slaws not going to get involved at this time
      • Not familiar with burnt trees
    • Linda has a reference for burned trees
      • Julie to contact
    • Kathy (Team Rubicon) has skilled sawyers that deal with burnt trees
      • Regional leadership is putting together an operation proposal
      • For now, assuming they can take lead in chainsaw work
        • Still a proposal, no hard dates

 

Volunteer work on cleanup

  • LDS Charities deploying volunteers on Saturdays, July 23rd and July 30
    • Fitting in where needed, responding to crisis cleanup work orders
    • Will avoid chainsaw work
    • Debris is usually left on property
      • Mary Eldred will investigate County resources for material disposal
      • http://www.bouldercounty.org/safety/fire/pages/firecleanup.aspx
    • Crisis cleanup
      • Don’t claim work orders weeks in advance
      • Days in advance and then contacting the home owners
        • Can unclaim the work if it is not completed in one day
      • Some homes may have multiple needs per work order, and unskilled volunteers can do the simple tasks and then unclaim for Team Rubicon to take over for skilled work
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