MENDON FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES
May 14, 2020
The meeting was called to order at 19:02 Hrs.
Attending: Dan Considine, Art Morrell, John Shipe, Steven Shuler, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Counsel William Fletcher, P.Kester, S.Tschiderer, L.Marchese, M.Arman
Absent: Treasurer Heidi Baumer
Public Comment: Tim DeRuyscher presented a project to develop guidelines for what constitutes “approved” water supply fire flows and hose distances when building new 1and 2 family houses or townhouses within the Town of Mendon referencing the 2020 (or later additions if applicable) Fire Code of New York State and the Residential Code of New York State. Tim Deruyscher was seeking approval of the District to lead this project and interface with the Town Code Enforcement Officer, the Mendon Fire Dept., and the Honeoye Falls Fire Dept. Mr. Deruyscher will update the District and Mendon Fire Chief on progress at the monthly District meeting as required. S.Shuler made a motion that T.Deruyscher carry on with this project and monitor as necessary. 2nd by J. Shipe. Motion approved 5-0
On another topic, T.Deruyscher also requested a letter from the Chief stating bridge dimension requirements for Fire Dept. access using the bridge over the creek on the Taylor Rd. property adjoining the Joint property. The Chief said he would take care of it.
Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room:
-The Marchese meeting currently on the calendar is cancelled.
-A.Morrell made a motion to approve the O’Connor meeting when the time is right, 2nd by J.Shipe. Approved unanimously 5-0.
Board of Directors:
-B.DeMilio has resigned and his letter of resignation will be placed in his file.
-L.Marchese reported that the Board of Directors has questioned if the District can put cameras in requested areas: Bar, Common stairs and hallway, and workout room. R.Wilsey reported that the cameras are on hand and ready to be installed.
-L.Marchese reported that the Board of Directors feel that the District needs to make a statement about the use of District facilities for fund raising activities. S.Shuler made a motion that there will be no fundraisers on District property until at least the June meeting, 2nd by D.Considine and approved unanimously 5-0.
-President Marchese requested that there be better communication between the District and the Department concerning letters of resignation.
-President Marchese requested information on who was on medical leave when J. Rosenshein went on medical leave.
-YTD Calls: 70 Damage: 0 incidents Injury: 0
-Motion to approve April 2020 minutes by D.Considine, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by S.Shuler, 2nd by R.Wilsey; Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
Capital Projects/Special Projects
-Work is ongoing on generator shed construction planning and
quotations for washer.
-J.Shipe made a motion to add John Hastings and Larry Kaplan as
per diem workers, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved 5-0.
-367 has ongoing parts issues; it is being addressed.
Information and Technology
-R.Wilsey reported a huge increase (2700%) in our online presence after
The carnival cancellation announcement.
-R.Wilsey still investigating the key fob system. It appears that it will
not be as expensive as thought earlier.
-Dale’s Report: S.Shuler made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd
by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-Leadership: Nothing to report.
-Recruitment and Retention: Nothing to report.
-R.Wilsey reported that the cameras will be installed.
-The “Supplement 5/14/2020” to the District Administrator’s report will be
Added to the minutes.
-S.Shuler made a motion at 20:16 Hrs. to go into executive session for the
purpose of the discussion of two items: (1) the potential harassment complaint
by a member of the Department and (2)a potential for disciplinary action.
-No actions were taken as a result of the executive session.
-R.Wilsey made a motion to adjourn the executive session at 20:40Hrs, 2nd by
S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:
3)B.DeMilio letter of resignation
4)Town of Mendon, NY Fire Protection Water Supply Guidelines
5)5/14/2020 Supplement to the District Administrator’s Report.
Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by R.Wilsey, 2nd by D.Considine Motion approved unanimously 5-0, meeting adjourned at 20:30 hrs.
John M. McGinnis
Mendon Fire District
*The intent of public comment time is to allow a non-commission member to comment on any topic. The commenter may not receive an answer to their question or a response to their comment, as the board may need to research a subject or confer with counsel on the topic prior to giving a response. The time allotted for each person commenting is limited to three (3) minutes.