MENDON FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES
September 12, 2019
The meeting was called to order at 19:00 Hrs.
Attending: Dan Considine, Art Morrell, Steven Shuler, John Shipe, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Treasurer Heidi Baumer, Counsel William Fletcher, P.Kester, Greg Francesco, L.Marchese
Calendar and Request for Meeting Room:
-Troop 105 for Tuesday evenings.
-10/3/19 MFD Explorers Recruiting.
-10/6/19 MFD Auxiliary 13:00-17:00hrs. Recruiting.
-10/11/19 HFL Cheerleaders 17:00-20:00 hrs.
-10/26/19 MFD Defensive Driving Course 08:00-16:30 Hrs.
-10/27/19 MFD Auxiliary Halloween 13:00-18:00Hrs.
-R.Wilsey made a motion to approve all the room requests, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously.
Board of Directors:
-MFD BOD will work on changes to By-Laws suggested at department meeting.
-Annual Banquet looks like it will be at Ravenwood, to be finalized by the department.
-YTD Calls: 214 Apparatus Damage: 0 Injuries: 1 (Non-duty Injury)
-S.Shuler made a motion to approve $200.00 fee to secure Perinton facility for burn drill w/HFFD, 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously.
-The county is removing the MDT in October and not replacing it. A.Morrell made a motion to spend up to $1K to obtain an MDT replacement, 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously.
-The Chief reported an upcoming expense to plan for: repeater installation.
-Issues regarding fill-in personnel were addressed.
-Purchase requisition#19-25 for 4 radios, $15,141.60 was presented. Motion to approve by R.Wilsey, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously.
-Purchase requisition #19-24.1 for new defibrillators, pads and batteries was presented, $14,258.00. Motion to approve by R.Wilsey, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously. Outstanding purchase requisition 19-01 is cancelled.
-Purchase requisition#19-26 for the sprinkler system hydro test was presented. $900.00. Motion to approve by S.Shuler, 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously.
–Motion to approve August minutes by J.Shipe, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously.
–Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by J.Shipe, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously.
-Budget approval meeting 10/15/19 at 19:00hrs.
-S.Shuler made a motion to approve the 2020 preliminary budget, 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously.
–A.Morrell reported 364 will be going back to the manufacturer when
-A.Morrell proposed Har-Rob as the approved vendor for doing the
Pump housing work and presented Purchase requisition#19-27 for
$1750.00 for the work. Motion to approve by A.Morrell, 2nd by J.Shipe.
Motion approved unanimously.
-Quotes will be obtained for replacing bay doors next year; also for
Painting bathrooms, apparatus bay and doors.
Information and Technology
-Work will continue on deciding on outdoor sign.
-New fill-in candidate Anthony Militello was introduced; basic
Job description was discussed. A.Morrell made a motion to add
Mr.Militello to the fill-in staff, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved
-Dale’s Report: R.Wilsey made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd
by S.Shuler. Motion approved 4-0, D.Considine abstained because
he had not read the report.
-Leadership & Personnel:
– It was suggested that the 3rd Thursday of every other month be
set for a leadership meeting.
-The chiefs’ reviews will be done during October and November.
-Health and Wellness:
-In the future the title of this category will be changed to
“Recruitment and Retention”
-D.Considine is looking into losap type benefits.
-Departmental Mental Health Awareness Meeting on 10/21/19.
D.Considine made a motion to pay for dinner for attendees, 2nd by
S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously.
-There will be another Karen Galvin session in December.
-D.Considine made a motion to pay up to $500.00 for firefighters
To participate in the annual stair climb, 2nd by A.Morrell. Motion
Capital Projects/Special Projects:
-Nothing to report.
-Nothing to report.
-Items to be forwarded to the District Administrator: (1)Purchase Requisitions
#19-25, 19-24.1, 19-26, 19-27
-J.Shipe made a motion, 2nd by R.Wilsey for A.Morrell to contact APD
Engineering regarding Firehouse print and digital files.
-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:
3)Proposed 2020 Budget
Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by R.Wilsey, 2nd by D.Considine at 20:20 Hrs. Approved Unanimously 5-0, meeting adjourned.
John M. McGinnis
Mendon Fire District
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