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DISTRICT MINUTES September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

The meeting was called to order at 19:00 Hrs.
Attending: Art Morrell, John Shipe, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Treasurer Heidi Baumer, P.Kester, D.Ackerman, L.Marchese
Late: Steve Shuler
Absent: Dan Considine, William Fletcher, Counsel
Public Comment: Security 101 presented a proposal for a new lock system for the Fire House.
Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room: M.A.Pierce requested the meeting room for a function on 10/14/2020. R.Wilsey made a motion to deny the request based on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation. 2nd by J.Shipe. The motion to deny the request was approved 3-0.
Correspondence: The chairman reported on correspondence received from the cell-tower company.
Board of Directors: Nothing to report.
Chief’s Report:
-YTD Calls: 156 Damage: None Injury: None
-3 pager quotes have been received. J. Shipe made a motion to send the quotes to Dale for investigation, 2nd by A. Morrell. Motion approved unanimously 3-0.
-Motion to approve the August, 2020 minutes by R.Wilsey, 2nd by A. Morrell. Motion approved unanimously 4-0 (Commissioner Shuler now in attendance).
Treasurer’s Report:
-Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by R.Wilsey, 2nd by A. Morrell; Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
J.Shipe made a motion to accept the preliminary budget, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.

Committee reports
Capital Projects/Special Projects
-J.Shipe updated several projects: door painting, roof, generator housing.
-J.Shipe will check out the cost of renting a generator while Larry
Kaplan transfers the current generator to the new location.
-Pump testing will take place next week.
-It was noted that Crosby’s service station is no longer a Sunoco dealer.
Maybe a fleet card from Crosby’s should be investigated.
-R.Wilsey made a motion to survey all out-of-service Homaltrol (sp?)
equipment with the aim of donating it. 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved
unanimously 4-0.
Building Grounds:
-Need to check the sidewalks around the building, see if any repairs are
Information and Technology
-R. Wilsey reported that the Security 101 presentation was given at the start of the meeting and other lock system quotations will be coming.

-Dale’s Report: R.Wilsey made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd
by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 4-0.
-Leadership: NTR
-Recruitment and Retention: NTR

Old Business: NTR
New Business:
-The secretary handed out an election schedule and noted the need for the
Board to appoint a separate Board of Elections (Chairman and Electors) to
conduct the election.
-The secretary handed out proposed policies for: public comment at open
meetings and records retention for review and approval at October meeting.

-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:
1)Dale’s Report
2)Treasurer’s Report
3)Preliminary 2021 Budget
4)Mendon Fire District Budget Process for 2020
5)Mendon Fire District 2020 District Election Schedule
6)Mendon Fire District Record Retention Policy
7)Mendon Fire District Policy on Public Comment at Meetings and Hearings

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by R.Wilsey, 2nd by S.Shuler
Motion approved unanimously 4-0, meeting adjourned at 20:28 hrs.

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.