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District minutes October 15 2019


October 15, 2019

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

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

-Absent: J.Shipe

2020 Budget Approval

-S.Shuler made a motion to open the budget approval meeting, 2nd by D.Considine.  Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

-R.Wilsey made a motion to approve the 2020 budget, 2nd by D.Considine.  Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

-S.Shuler made a motion to close the budget meeting, 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

Public Comment:


Introduction of New Members

-Emily O’Hara and Champagne Goodrum were introduced to the Commissioners who thanked them for appearing.

Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room

-11/6/19 and 11/13/19 Ski Racing Meetings, 6pm-8pm. Sponsor T.Baumer with Bruce Bolger.

-11/20/19: Mary Ann Pierce, The Weston-Price Foundation 5pm-9pm

-12/14/19: MFD Auxiliary and Breakfast with Santa, 8am-12noon.

-12/21/19: Mendon Fire Department Inclusion Training.

-R.Wilsey made a motion to approve all the above calendar requests, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 4-0/



Board of Directors

-L.Marchese was unable to attend the meeting and instead submitted a written report, a copy of which is attached to these minutes.

Chief’s Report:

-YTD Calls: 234        Apparatus Damage: 0           Injuries: 0

-The chief will be requesting a second repeater; the results to be determined.

-Fire Department members have been provided with a link to McNeil & Co. which provides access to their training modules.  Members who are short on training points can use the modules to get needed training.


Motion to approve September minutes by R.Wilsey, 2nd by A.Morrell.  Motion approved unanimously4-0.

Treasurer’s Report:

Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by R.Wilsey, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

-The Pittsford Federal Credit Union Visa cards have been cancelled.

Committee reports


A.Morrell reported 364 is going back to Empire for service.  The tanker

Will be going to Har-Rob.

-Annual maintenance is being done to the trucks.

-Purchase Requisition#19-29 for a new snow blower was submitted for 

approval. S.Shuler made a motion to approve the purchase requisition, 

2nd by A.Morrell.  Motion passed unanimously 4-0.

  Building  Grounds:

-Nothing to report.

    Information and Technology

-R.Wilsey reported that our social media outlets have had approx.. 

3000 contacts and that reported impressions have been good.


-Dale’s Report: S.Shuler made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd  

             by A.Morrell. Motion approved unanimously  4-0.

-D.Considine will communicate with Dale about securing laundry 


-Leadership & Personnel: 

-The Department opinion survey will be announced at the next 

Department Meeting.  All members are encouraged to complete 

The survey as soon as possible.

                 -Recruitment and Retention: 

                         -D.Considine conducted a phone interview program discussing 

LOSAP (Length of Service Award Program).  All commissioners 

agreed this is a concept worth considering.

Capital Projects/Special Projects:

-Nothing to report.

Old Business: 

-Nothing to report.

 New Business:

-The commissioners feel that training on the new AED’s would be a good 



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

1)Dale’s Report

2)Treasurer’s Report

3)Board of Directors’ Report from Lance Marchese

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by R.Wilsey, 2nd by D.Considine Motion approved Unanimously 4-0, meeting adjourned at 20:40hrs.

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.