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District minutes June 13 2019

June 13, 2019

Chairman R. Wilsey called the meeting to order at 19:00 Hrs.

Attending: Art Morrell, Steven Shuler, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Treasurer Heidi Baumer, Counsel William Fletcher, P.Kester, D.Ackerman, J.Rosenshein

Absent: D.Considine, J.Shipe

Public Comment:
-Earl Bendschneider had a question about expenses related to the search for the missing person. He also raised a question about usage of the trailer. These questions were addressed satisfactorily.

Correspondence: Nothing to report.

Calendar and Request for Meeting Room:
-D.Ackerman requested the meeting room and kitchen for a 6/17/19 meeting of the HFL Girls modified LAX team. Time needed approx. 1 hour. R.Wilsey made a motion to approve this, 2nd by A.Morrell. Motion approved unanimously 3-0.

Board of Directors:
-J.Rosenshein reported that the proposed revised by-laws have been distributed, feedback only from one member so far.
-Training/Call points have been examined and those members who are trending short on points will be notified.
-Currently working on a banquet venue (any ideas/suggestions are welcome).
-The president reported on the Carnival Appreciation/Thank-You event and relayed that the Board of Directors does not want to utilize the previously suggested date of 9/14/19 because non-department people will be involved on that date. No alternative date proposed as of yet.

Chiefs Report:
-YTD Calls: 142 Apparatus Damage: Yes Injuries: 1
-The Chief reported that the tanker was damaged (slightly) and some slight damage to the bay door frame during driver training involving M.Arman. A report has been filed and corrective action taken. The Tanker was not out of service.
-An explorer suffered a burn due to carnival related activities and is currently being treated. This injury did involve a trip to the hospital and medical treatment which is ongoing.

-The Chief explained the reason for the suspension of J.Rosenshein. R.Wilsey made a motion to reinstate J.Rosenshein, 2nd by A.Morrell, motion approved unanimously 3-0.
-Firefighter E.Ansley has requested a 6 month medical leave of absence in writing to the Chief. He is on medical leave effective immediately.
-Firefighter G.Doskos has received clearance from his personal physician to resume all normal activities. The chief needs to inform him that he also needs to receive clearance from the Healthworks Medical Staff before he can return to duty.
-The question was raised as to who pays for the expenses related to the Carnival Fire Demonstration ($488.68)? A.Morrell made a motion that the District pay the bills, 2nd by R.Wilsey. Motion approved unanimously 3-0. It was agreed that this demonstration has run its course and a new demonstration needs to be planned for next year.
-The combi tool replacement will probably be available in September. S.Shuler made a motion to purchase the tool from Code 4 for $10,560; 2nd by A.Morrell. motion passed unanimously 3-0. The Chief is waiting on quotes for the 110v. adapter.
-The Chief expressed concern about using the tanker to water the flowers around the base, he feels a garden hose should be used or some other method besides the tanker.

-S.Shuler made a motion to approve the May, 2019 minutes, 2nd by A.Morrell; motion approved unanimously 3-0.

Treasurer’s Report:
-R.Wilsey made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 3-0.

Committee reports
-A.Morrell reported that the windshield of 364 is still leaking and he is
Handling the issue. The Board said it is permissible to have legal
Send a letter if necessary.
-The tanker seat belt warning system needs to be fixed-this will be
Done by Churchville Fire Equip. A.Morrell is also determining if quotes will be needed for the pump enclosure heaters.

Building Grounds:
-Access Elevator Bill has been paid.
-Tree trimming will be done by Josh Lawn and Landscape, cost approx.. $1200.00.
-S.Shuler made a motion to confirm that beer and wine can be provided at functions as defined in the newly approved rules and regulations, 2nd by R.Wilsey. Motion approved unanimously 3-0.

Information and Technology
-Alpine/Red Alert: $350.00 to keep track of call data. The Board agreed to keep this feature.

-Dales Report: R.Wilsey made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd by
S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 3-0.
-Leadership & Personnel:
– The Board believes Anthony Militello should begin training
-The Board feels the need to better define Policy and Procedures for
Part time employees and determine the status of current part
Time employees.
-Need to clarify if D.Considine has talked to Sweet and/or Joe
Diego about issues.
-A.Morrell asked, as the newest commissioner, what D. Sweet’s job
Description is and if a position handbook exists for the job.
-Health and Wellness:
-Several items were postponed due to D.Considine’s absence.
-D.Considine’s Email reported that he had approved Eke’s invoice
And asked that another commissioner sign it.

Capital Projects/Special Projects:

Old Business:
-Still waiting on an invoice for Heart Start.
-New chairs have arrived and are very nice. Thanks to Shipe and Dale.

New Business:
-The board will investigate a company to clean the bird mess out of the bell
Tower as well as fixing the ladder and bird proofing the tower.

-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:
1)Dale’s Report
2)Purchase Request Tracking Report

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by S.Shuler, 2nd by R.Wilsey at 20:35 Hrs. Approved Unanimously 3-0, meeting adjourned.

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.