News Description



July 9, 2020

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

Attending: Dan Considine, Art Morrell, John Shipe, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Treasurer Heidi Baumer, Counsel William Fletcher, P.Kester, M.Arman

Absent: Steve Shuler

Public Comment: New member Robert Powell (Robbie) was introduced to the Board.

Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room: T.Lyons sent an Email to the Board suggesting that the Board take a position on whether or not the meeting room will be available for social or community meetings in the foreseeable future.

Correspondence: -None

Board of Directors: Next meeting will be 7/14/2020.

Chief’s Report:
-YTD Calls: 104 Damage: N/A Injury: N/A
-FF1 training at Brighton approved by the Board, attendance TBD.
-July Department training will focus on new radios. Goal is first Monday in August to partially implement the new radios and have 100% implementation by the first Monday in September.
-Quotes to install and implement new radios were $7680.00 from Finger Lakes Communication, $5320.00 from Flower City Comm., and $3680 from Radio Max. J.Shipe made a motion to accept the Chief’s recommendation to use Radio max., 2nd by R.Wilsey. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
-A.Morrell made a motion to accept the proposal for Hurst tool upgrade and related accessories for $31,850. 2nd by R.Wilsey. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
-Purchase order for $582.27 for EMS Supplies presented.

-Motion to approve June 2020 minutes by R.Wilsey, 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

Treasurer’s Report:
-Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by R.Wilsey, 2nd by J.Shipe; Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

Committee reports

Capital Projects/Special Projects
-Staining project is complete.
-Generator Project: Moving ahead, slab has been poured and completed.
A. Morrell thanked J.Shipe for his work on the project but expressed
concern about what happens if he gets injured, is he covered by District
Insurance? He also expressed concern about the undefined cost of the
project. J.Shipe made a motion that the cost of the generator project not
exceed $30K, 2nd by D. Considine. Motion approved 3-1, A.Morrell cast
the “nay” vote feeling more homework needs to be done on the project

-The early cost estimated for a new tanker estimated to be $500K-
$600K. J.Shipe asked what is causing the need for a new tanker and what
Would it cost to fix those problems? A.Morrell replied that some of the
Issues are: visibility problems, hood issues, drivers do not feel safe (top
heavy sensation), cannot correct pond issues. The Board agreed to
continue investigations into a new tanker.

Building Grounds:

Information and Technology
-Camera project getting close to completion per R.Wilsey.
-R.Wilsey will contact Spectrum about service issues.

-Dale’s Report: R.Wilsey made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd
by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

-Leadership: Nothing to report.

-Recruitment and Retention: One new member.

Old Business: Nothing to report

New Business: Nothing to report.

-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:
1)Dale’s Report
2)Treasurer’s Report
3)Quotes from Finger Lakes Communications and Flower City

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by R.Wilsey, 2nd by J.Shipe
Motion approved unanimously 4-0, meeting adjourned at 18:38 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.