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DISTRICT MINUTES March 3, 2022

MENDON FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES

3/3/22

The meeting  called to order at 19:00 Hrs.

Attending: A.Morrell, John Shipe, Steve Shuler, R.Wilsey, Secretary J. McGinnis, Treasurer H. Baumer, Counsel W.Fletcher, P.Kester, D.Ackerman,  M.Arman, D.Friedlander, T.Sellman, E.Bendschneider

Absent: D.Considine

Public Comment: NTR

Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room: 1 request for meeting room and kitchen, the date, applicant and sponsor are on the application in the folder in the commissioners’ room. J.Shipe made a motion to approve the application and waive the fee, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

Correspondence: J.Shipe made a motion to approve the Polling Place agreement, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

Board of Directors’ Report:

Banquet invitations have gone out.

Discussion by the Board of Directors about having citations for uniforms, no decision as of yet. Seeking an OK from the commissioners.  Motion to approve by A.Morrell, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

The stipend policy is under discussion. 

Chief’s Report:

YTD Calls: 45    Damage: 0              Injury: 0

-Missing SCBA has been found.

-Vendors have been presenting about auto-CPR devices, this concept is under discussion.

Minutes:

S.Shuler made a motion to approve the February minutes, 2nd by J.Shipe.  Motion approved 3-0, A.Morrell abstaining because of absence from last meeting.

Treasurer’s Report:

Final audit report will be coming soon.

                                                                                                                                 

Capital Projects/Special Projects:  

    –Variance for the sign was voted down by the town zoning board. S.Shuler will talk to the vendor and put payment on hold.

    –S.Shuler looking into Bay door replacements.

    –J.Shipe dealing with magnetic door-holding issue.

Apparatus:

    -A.Morrell is reviving the tanker committee.

    -A.Morrell is preparing to look for 367 replacement.

    -364 is going to Niagara Falls for 3-4 weeks until everything is fixed.                                                                                                                

Building &  Grounds:

           -Working on mowing and plowing bids for upcoming seasons.

           Commissioner Morrell would like to see both services provided

           by one vendor.

Personnel

    -Dale’s Report:

-S.Shuler made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

    -Leadership:  

           -Next Meeting is 4/14.

    -Recruitment and Retention: NTR

Information Technology

New Copier will be installed on 3/7/22.

Old Business

Some ongoing issues with the Dept. of Labor

New Business:

-Data to answer the two pending F.O.I.L. requests will be secured and provided to Dale and the Secretary.  The Secretary will respond to the requests in writing.

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

    1) Secretary’s meeting notes.

    2)Dale’s Report     

    3) Tax exemption list taken to town hall by T.Lyons.

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

 motion approved unanimously 4-0, meeting adjourned at 20:03 hrs.

Respectfully Submitted,

John M. McGinnis

Secretary

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.