MENDON FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES
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
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.
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.
–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 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.
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.
-Commissioner Shuler will need attendance information for the November Florida conference.
-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.
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.