May 13, 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; Peter Kester, D.Ackerman,  L.Marchese, Mike Arman

Public Comment: NTR

Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room

-Auxilliary will need the kitchen and meeting room for prep for the Chicken BarBQ on 6/5/21.

-The scouts are using the meeting room, the dates of their meetings need to be put on the calendar.  Commissioner Shuler will get the dates.

 Correspondence: NTR

Board of Directors’ Report:

-The President requested formal district approval for department fund-raising efforts. J.Shipe made a motion to approve fund raising events thru the end of the year; 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

-L.Marchese requested guidance on pavilion usage given the current environment.  S.Shuler made a motion to approve the use of the pavilion to outside groups who must follow current COVID guidelines with the sponsor recognizing sponsor’s responsibility for the event and getting the appropriate documentation signed. 2nd by A.Morrell, motion approved unanimously 5-0.

-L.Marchese reported that neighbors are having a fall wedding and wish to utilize 75 parking spots. The Board requested that they fill out the required documentation and guidelines will be reviewed with them at that time.

Chief’s Report:

YTD Calls: 127      Damage: 0   Injury:  0

-The Chief mentioned that there needs to be resolution to the issue of contractors working at/in the base when no department personnel are present.


S.Shuler made a motion to approve April minutes, 2nd by A.Morrell.  Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

Treasurer’s Report:

The treasurer reported that Dale is officially on the District Accounts.

-The treasurer reported that the PFCU account has been closed out.

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

 Capital Projects/Special Projects:  

S.Shuler submitted three quotes for new carpeting/floor repair. Quotes are DB Flooring/ProSource Wholesale for $1,910.48; Real Elements $3,036.84; Lima Carpet and Flooring $3,715.05.  S.Shuler made a motion to award the business to DB Flooring/ProSource, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.


-A.Morrell reported that the tanker is being worked on.

Building  Grounds: 

J.Shipe reported that the camera work should be completed by the end of June.


-Dale’s Report: D.Considine made a motion to approve Dale’s

Report, 2nd by R.Wilsey. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

Dale will order new flashlights.


-LOSAP update at Leadership Meeting.

-D.Considine made a motion to engage Penflex to assist with LOSAP 

implementation for $3950.00; 2nd by S.Shuler.  Motion approved 

unanimously 5-0.

-Recruitment and Retention: -LOSAP work is proceeding.

Technology:  R.Wilsey presented information on Alpine’s Duty Module and

Scheduling/Attendance module.  A.Morrell made a motion to implement 

the Alpine modules at a cost of $7690.00, 2nd by S.Shuler.  Motion 

approved unanimously 5-0.

-R.Wilsey reported on the cost of key fob locks for 3 basement doors

at $7,692.00 or 2 doors for approx. $5-6K; or the alternative of using 

cameras instead of locks.  No decision on this.

Old Business:


 New Business

-A.Morrell made a motion to purchase new chairs for the radio room, 2nd by 

D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously 5-0. J.Shipe will take care

of this.

-Regarding C.Fitzpatrick insurance check, no voucher has been received from Casey as of this meeting.

-Regarding radio room painting, this will be combined into one job together with the painting of the communications room later this year.

-Generator room and shed keys should be placed in the key box.

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

1)Quotations for flooring and carpet work.

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

 motion approved unanimously 5-0, meeting adjourned at 20:30 hrs.

Respectfully Submitted,

John M. McGinnis


Mendon Fire District

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