MENDON FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES
January 13, 2022
The meeting called to order at 19:00 Hrs.
Attending: Art Morrell, D.Considine, John Shipe, Steve Shuler, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary J. McGinnis, Treasurer H. Baumer, Counsel W.Fletcher, M.Arman, Chief P.Kester, M. Orduna, S.Tschiderer
Public Comment: NTR
Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room: NTR
Board of Directors’ Report:
–Banquet 4/9 at Westminster Banquets
–The Board of Directors is creating a member handbook
–Department needs updated version of Commissioner Rules and Regulations.
–YTD Calls: 49 Damage: 0 Injury: 0
-Chief reported that there were 332 calls for 2021.
-The mutual aid agreement with Honeoye Falls is in effect.
-LOSAP points will cover the time period January 1 thru December 31 of a calendar year. D.Considine will look into how to account for medical absences etc. Minutes
–S.Shuler made a motion to approve the December Minutes, the Special Meeting minutes and the Organizational Meeting Minutes. 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
–The audit is scheduled for 1/26/2022.
–McNeil will be the insurance agency of record for 2022. Bids for this service will be solicited for 2023 by D. Considine. He will review information provided by J.Shipe. There was consensus from the board that competitive pricing for this is needed.
–S.Shuler made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, 2nd by J.Shipe Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
Capital Projects/Special Projects:
–Waiting for the new sign to be constructed. Most likely some time in March. J.Shipe will check out the building permit for this project.
Building & Grounds:
–J.Shipe made a motion to approve an annual elevator maintenance contract with Access Elevator effective 1/1/2022 renewing automatically for $1052.00/yr. Motion 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-S.Shuler made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd by J. Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-Leadership: R.Wilsey will investigate the ramifications of changing the District Administrator’s position to a salaried position from and hourly position.
-Recruitment and Retention: NTR
–Toshiba has information on a records management program, R.Wilsey is following up on this.
Old Business: NTR
-W.Fletcher, R.Wilsey and J.Shipe are working on investigating the implementation of the proposed 10% tax reduction for volunteer firefighters. This has to have buy-in from the town and the Board of Education.
–A.Morrell made a motion for the Board to go into executive session, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 5-0. The Board went into executive session at 08:21pm.
– Secretary’s Note: At the start of the session the secretary made the statement that minutes were required of an executive session. This was an erroneous statement. Minutes are required only for any action in executive session “taken by formal vote. PL#106”. No such votes were taken in this session hence no minutes.
-A.Morrell made a motion to leave executive session and resume the monthly meeting. 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 5-0 at 08:46pm.
-The following hard copy items are attached to the district hard copy of the minutes:
1) Secretary’s meeting notes.
Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by A.Morrell, 2nd R.Wilsey,
motion approved unanimously 5-0, meeting adjourned at 20:48 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.