MENDON FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES
August 12, 2021
The meeting was called to order at 19:00 Hrs.
Attending: Art Morrell, John Shipe, Steve Shuler, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Treasurer Heidi Baumer, Chief P.Kester, L.Marchese
Absent: D.Considine, W. Fletcher
Public Comment: NTR
Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room: NTR
Board of Directors’ Report:
–Date for the Clambake is not set.
–Tim Baumer will fill in for Tom Lyons (medical) for the remainder of the year.
–YTD Calls: 215 Damage: 0 Injury: 0
-Chief presented an SCBA Inventory including out of service selected bottles and SCBA’s. S.Shuler made a motion to accept the Chief’s recommendations, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
-New Purchase Requisition for SCBA Trackers, disinfectants etc. for $2,045.36. A.Morrell made a motion to approve the requisition, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
–S.Shuler made a motion to approve June minutes, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
-J.Shipe made a motion to approve the preliminary budget with a slight adjustment to healthcare costs; 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
-A. Morrell made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
Capital Projects/Special Projects:
–Commissioner Schuler will have some figures for a digital sign next month.
Building & Grounds:
–A certificate of completion for the generator storage building has been obtained from the Town dated 8/3/2021. A copy will be attached to the minutes and the original filed by the Secretary.
-Dale’s Report: R.Wilsey made a motion to approve Dale’s
Report, 2nd by A.Morrell. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
-Recruitment and Retention: NTR
-A website content update and review of what is wanted on the website will be scheduled for the next leadership meeting.
Old Business: NTR
-Absentee ballots will be allowed for the December election. No approval for this needed as absentee ballots were approved in 2020.
-A. Morrell made a motion to reserve up to 5 rooms as soon as possible for the 2022 FDIC Training meeting; 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
-The board agreed to have Commissioner Morrell represent the District at a meeting concerning the Fisher’s Training Center.
-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:
1) Dale’s Report
2) Treasurer’s Report
3) Generator Storage Building Certificate of Compliance.
4) SCBA Inventory
Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by A.Morrell, 2nd J.Shipe,
motion approved unanimously 4-0, meeting adjourned at 20:20 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.