News Description




July 8, 2021

The meeting was called to order at 19:00 Hrs. 

Attending: Art Morrell, Dan Considine, John Shipe, Steve Shuler, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Treasurer Heidi Baumer, William Fletcher, Counsel; Asst. Chief D.Friedlander, L.Marchese, M.Arman

Absent: None

Public Comment: NTR

Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room

-7/11/21 request by Cindy Lau for Meeting Room band practice 1pm-6pm. Sponsored by L.Marchese (and S.Shuler). S.Shuler motion to approve, 2nd by A.Morrell; motion approved unanimously 5-0.

Correspondence: NTR

Board of Directors’ Report: 

Agreement to split banquet costs as previously.  Good chance there will be a banquet this year.

S.Shuler made a motion to approve the Department carnival 9/10/21 and 9/11/21, 2nd by J.Shipe.  Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

Chief’s Report:

YTD Calls: 184       Damage: 0   Injury:  0

-Parade Permit requests have been submitted.

-Purchase requisition for 3 “people movers” submitted. Total cost $85.50. A.Morrell made a motion to approve the requisition, 2nd by J.Shipe; motion approved unanimously 5-0.

-Asst. Chief Friedlander wanted it to go on record that Chief Kester is 100% supportive of the concept of a joint training facility with Fisher’s Fire Dept.


J.Shipe made a motion to approve June minutes, 2nd by S.Shuler.  Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

Treasurer’s Report:

-Treasurer working on updating retirement report.

-Dale’s position has been resolved with Monroe County civil service. 

-S.Shuler made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report,  2nd by J.Shipe.  Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

 Capital Projects/Special Projects:  

Nothing to report yet on garage doors.

Carpet will be installed 7/26 or 7/27.

Work finishing up on generator project.  Commissioner Morrell requested that total cost of generator project be available by August Meeting.

Apparatus: NTR

Building &  Grounds: 

J.Shipe reported on damage to wall in first floor lounge.

-Dale’s Report: S.Shuler made a motion to approve Dale’s

Report, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.


-The next leadership meeting will be 8/19/21 at 18:30hrs.

-Finalization of the LOSAP point system will be complete by

August District meeting.

-Recruitment and Retention: NTR


-Commissioner Wilsey reported that it is time for a new website and the 

Board should take some time to  collectively redesign it properly.

-Commissioner Wilsey pointed out the need for an external antenna because the internet failed during a recent storm.

    Old Business:

-Commissioner Shuler will need attendance information for the November Florida conference.

 New Business

-There is a definite interest in the concept of the joint training facility with Fisher’s Fire District,  Commissioner Morrell will follow up on this.

-Outdoor sign changes-who does this?  Consensus from the Board that Dale should make changes to the information on the sign.  Next month put digital sign back on the agenda.

-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:  

1) Dale’s Report

2) Treasurer’s Report

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by S.Shuler, 2nd J.Shipe,

 motion approved unanimously 5-0, meeting adjourned at 20:17 hrs.

Respectfully Submitted,

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.