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District minutes May 9 2019

May 9, 2019

Chairman R. Wilsey called the meeting to order at 19:05 Hrs.

Attending: Art Morrell, John Shipe, Steven Shuler, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Treasurer Heidi Baumer, Counsel William Fletcher, Dan Considine, P.Kester, L.Marchese

New Member Introduction: New member Kaniele Pryntz-Nadworny (sponsored by Mike Arman) was introduced to the Board.

Public Comment:
-No public comment.

Calendar and Request for Meeting Room:
-No Requests

Board of Directors:
-The Mendon Fire Department Board of Directors will be meeting 5/14/2019

Chiefs Report:
-YTD Calls: 104 Apparatus Damage: Injuries: 0
-Chief announced that B.Kjar has resigned and Eric Ainsley is now an exterior firefighter.
-The Department will be repeating the live burn demonstration during the carnival at 15:00hrs. on Saturday.
-The Chief Has received a combi-tool quote from Code-4 for $10,560.00 (this includes a $1600.00 trade-in). He is waiting for other quotes.
-A purchase requisition for ATV mirrors for approximately $40.00 was presented. D.Considine made a motion to approve the requisition, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-The radios and related equipment covered by the permissive referendum have been ordered. The first radio training session will be 7/15/2019 at 18:30hrs at Pittsford Station#2 for everyone.
-There was a discussion about vehicle charging stations for radios. This is being investigated.

-A.Morrell made a motion to approve the April 2019 minutes, 2nd by J. Shipe; motion approved unanimously 5-0.

Treasurer’s Report:
-Applications for CNB credit cards in progress and looking good.
-J.Shipe made a motion to pay the Sunoco gas card (the cards on the trucks) as soon as the bill is received. 2nd by S.Shuler; motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-R.Wilsey made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously, 5-0.

-Nothing to report.

Committee reports
Building & Grounds:
-Landscaping starts next week.
-The Board recognizes and commends the time and effort given by: Mike Arman, Larry Kaplan, John Shipe and Steve Shuler in the construction and preparation of the exercise room.
-S.Shuler will secure quotes for striping the parking lot and staining the building.
-J.Shipe made a motion to accept the elevator inspection contract from Access Elevator at $1052.00/yr. 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

-A.Morrell will approve (if OK) the warranty work done on 364.
-A quote to enclose the pump on 3617 for $2205.00 has been received. Awaiting another quote.

Information and Technology
-R.Wilsey has sent a letter to Alpine correcting the billing for actual services used; dropping unused services and seeking a rebill for services used. The current Alpine invoice is $4731.00 for the period 11/18-11/19.

-Dales Report: R.Wilsey made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd by
S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-Anthony Militello is a possible candidate for a part-time employee.
-It was noted that the District Administrator and/or his substitute are
covered by insurance on mutual aid calls per our insurance agent.
-An invoice for the new AED’s is needed.

-Leadership & Personnel:
– D.Considine made a motion to implement Phase 2 of the inclusion
process (approx.. cost $1500.00) in the fall of this year; 2nd by
A.Morrell. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

-Health and Wellness:
-D.Considine will investigate if there is a charge for using Ecce’s
Facility on Saturday.

Capital Projects/Special Projects:

Old Business:
-J.Shipe will obtain 3 quotes for uniforms for the next meeting.
-S.Shuler made a motion to remove old SCBA units from service (see
attached list), 2nd by A.Morrell. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-S.Shuler made a motion to purchase 10 new chairs for the conference room
from Staples at 179.00 per chair, total $1799; 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved
unanimously 5-0.

New Business:
-The Board is OK with donating an old bunker coat to “Hose 22”.

-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:
1)Dale’s Report
2)Purchase Request Tracking Report
3)Treasurer’s Report
4)List of SCBA’s for salvage

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by R.Wilsey, 2nd by S.Shuler at 20:45 Hrs. Approved Unanimously 5-0, 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.