Category Archives: Minutes_

EC Meeting 12/17/12

KVFD EC Meeting
12/17/12

Present:  Rita, Maryann, Scott, Alexis, Veronica, Matt S, John R, Alex, Alan, Stacey, Mike P, Audra

Meeting called to order by the President at 7:15 pm.

Alan announced that Stacey Kabasakalian is Acting Secretary in Mary’s absence tonight.

1. Public and Member Comment:  Alan read a letter from Ane Starr requesting to be placed on Veteran’s Status.  Maryann V. asked about her duties as Communication’s Officer.  Matt Starr does not believe her intent is to resign.

2. Minutes: Motion made by Alex Limbos to accept the minutes a distributed, seconded by Matt Starr. Approved  unanimously.

3. Membership / Personnel: 2 probationary members are up for review, Ryan Forrester and Alexis Swagemaker.  Ryan has not met requirements, he was away on active military duty for about 2 months.  He has conflicts on Monday nights.  He is very interested in being more involved and is making efforts to meet requirements.  Eric is his sponsor.  Ryan could not be present due to work for this meeting.  Motion by Matt to extend his probation, seconded by Alex.  Approved Unanimous.  Alexis Swagemaker has exceeded her requirements of 40 calls, 6 trainings, 6 meetings.  Maryann enjoys working with her.  Alexis does what is asked and then more.  Alan and Matt acknowledged her accomplishments while on probationary status, including FF1, EMT, Q license certifications.  Also, taking on role as Facilities Manager and more.  Motion made by Matt Starr seconded by Mike Petrone to accept Alexis as a full member.  Approved unanimously followed by congratulations.

4. Appointed Positions reports: Alexis asked if there was a request for the boy scouts to change their meeting date, Alan did not receive this information.

5. Officers Reports:
Chief-

Ambulance Chief-  Mike reported a brief meeting with Mary Gawel.  Maryann and mike will follow up.

Assistant Ambulance Chief – Maryann stated that EMS crews could use help from Fire personnel for lift assist and driving medic car.

(Note: Matt Starr left meeting at this time)
Treasurer’s Report- Scott made a motion to transfer remaining balance from savings to checking, seconded by Alexis, approved unanimously.
Assistant Chiefs- Discussed the idea of an ATM card to avoid members putting personal money up front.  This does not seem to be a workable solution at this time.

President- Alan discussed the RFP/Bidding process for ambulance.  It was agreed that Alan will ask Art Romano to contact Gary about the newspaper ad and bidding process, also posted on website.  Letters to individual ambulance manufacturers could be sent, there are not very many, according to Alex.  Alan also thanked everyone for their help with the Candlelight Vigil held in memory of the Sandy Hook victims.

6. Old Business:
a.  Audit- The audit presentation needs to be rescheduled.  Everything was sent in, this presentation will be a follow up to be held in January with the new officers.
b. Capitol Plan – Alan suggested emailing the BOF a list of members who had voted in support of our capital plan.
7. New Business:
a. Budget 2013 –  Alex stated that our operating budget remains balanced.  Matt suggested that the new vehicle, to replace HAZMAT 7 be a “Utility” vehicle.  Alan noted that it is key to find out how much money is left over this year.  John R stated that we may have a total of $75,000 left over.  We also have turn out gear to replace.  Ideas on how to do this efficiently was discussed.  The need to address the active interior members gear was expressed by Mike.  Gary stated that Morning Pride gear was the best.  Other departments are just as happy with Jameson, according to Alan.  Cost and quality will be factors to consider.  Rita asked that Alan send her a copy of the documentation of funds transferred from 2012.  Rita inquired about the approval of expenditures.  Alex stated that those members making motions to make purchases should be responsible for checking on the funding available.  Gary stated that officers keep track.  Rita wanted to clarify her role and treasurer’s role.  It was stated that the membership approves expenses, and anyone going over this is responsible.  There is no formalized process for tracking expenditures.  Alex is working on a check sheet for January.  Gary discussed the handling of purchases that were approved but for this year but not spent yet.  Rita will check to see if voucher could be dated now and invoice in January 2013.  Motion made by Alex to accept budget as presented with the addition of $7500 for fire equipment, seconded by Mike.  Approved Unanimously.
b. Investment accounts –   John will make a presentation to members in early 2013 on our investment accounts.  Our Aiken fund is doing well.  He is concerned that the town is looking at this fund as an endowment and not an investment portfolio.  John will look into the wording.  John is interested in talking with the BOF, Alan suggested he wait til after the election.  Alan stated that BOF was fine with our investments last year after it was discussed.
c. Emergency expenditure – Motion made by Mike to authorize expenditure up to $125 for ambulance RFP to be placed in Waterbury Republican for one day.  Seconded by Gary.  Approved  unanimously
Mike made a motion to Authorize Alan to engage our attorney in the event that we do not have a treasurer next year, seconded by Alex, approved unanimously.
A member asked Alan about absentee ballots for the upcoming election.  Alan stated that the bi-laws state that they are not accepted.  Gary and Scott suggest that Alan speak with the Attorney to review policy and have something written up before meeting.
Mike is concerned about a personnel issue that may need to be addressed in the future.
e. Firehouse Software – Alex made a motion to enter into contract with FH Software for up to $1800 per year.   Seconded by Mike.  Gary was concerned with staying with Firehouse software.  Approved unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20

Respectfully Submitted,

Stacey Kabasakalian
Acting Secretary, KVFD

Comments Off on EC Meeting 12/17/12

Filed under Minutes_

EC Meeting 12/17/12

KVFD EC Meeting
12/17/12

Present:  Rita, Maryann, Scott, Alexis, Veronica, Matt S, John R, Alex, Alan, Stacey, Mike P, Audra

Meeting called to order by the President at 7:15 pm.

Alan announced that Stacey Kabasakalian is Acting Secretary in Mary’s absence tonight.

1. Public and Member Comment:  Alan read a letter from Ane Starr requesting to be placed on Veteran’s Status.  Maryann V. asked about her duties as Communication’s Officer.  Matt Starr does not believe her intent is to resign.

2. Minutes: Motion made by Alex Limbos to accept the minutes a distributed, seconded by Matt Starr. Approved  unanimously.

3. Membership / Personnel: 2 probationary members are up for review, Ryan Forrester and Alexis Swagemaker.  Ryan has not met requirements, he was away on active military duty for about 2 months.  He has conflicts on Monday nights.  He is very interested in being more involved and is making efforts to meet requirements.  Eric is his sponsor.  Ryan could not be present due to work for this meeting.  Motion by Matt to extend his probation, seconded by Alex.  Approved Unanimous.  Alexis Swagemaker has exceeded her requirements of 40 calls, 6 trainings, 6 meetings.  Maryann enjoys working with her.  Alexis does what is asked and then more.  Alan and Matt acknowledged her accomplishments while on probationary status, including FF1, EMT, Q license certifications.  Also, taking on role as Facilities Manager and more.  Motion made by Matt Starr seconded by Mike Petrone to accept Alexis as a full member.  Approved unanimously followed by congratulations.

4. Appointed Positions reports: Alexis asked if there was a request for the boy scouts to change their meeting date, Alan did not receive this information.

5. Officers Reports:
Chief-

Ambulance Chief-  Mike reported a brief meeting with Mary Gawel.  Maryann and mike will follow up.

Assistant Ambulance Chief – Maryann stated that EMS crews could use help from Fire personnel for lift assist and driving medic car.

(Note: Matt Starr left meeting at this time)
Treasurer’s Report- Scott made a motion to transfer remaining balance from savings to checking, seconded by Alexis, approved unanimously.
Assistant Chiefs- Discussed the idea of an ATM card to avoid members putting personal money up front.  This does not seem to be a workable solution at this time.

President- Alan discussed the RFP/Bidding process for ambulance.  It was agreed that Alan will ask Art Romano to contact Gary about the newspaper ad and bidding process, also posted on website.  Letters to individual ambulance manufacturers could be sent, there are not very many, according to Alex.  Alan also thanked everyone for their help with the Candlelight Vigil held in memory of the Sandy Hook victims.

6. Old Business:
a.  Audit- The audit presentation needs to be rescheduled.  Everything was sent in, this presentation will be a follow up to be held in January with the new officers.
b. Capitol Plan – Alan suggested emailing the BOF a list of members who had voted in support of our capital plan.
7. New Business:
a. Budget 2013 –  Alex stated that our operating budget remains balanced.  Matt suggested that the new vehicle, to replace HAZMAT 7 be a “Utility” vehicle.  Alan noted that it is key to find out how much money is left over this year.  John R stated that we may have a total of $75,000 left over.  We also have turn out gear to replace.  Ideas on how to do this efficiently was discussed.  The need to address the active interior members gear was expressed by Mike.  Gary stated that Morning Pride gear was the best.  Other departments are just as happy with Jameson, according to Alan.  Cost and quality will be factors to consider.  Rita asked that Alan send her a copy of the documentation of funds transferred from 2012.  Rita inquired about the approval of expenditures.  Alex stated that those members making motions to make purchases should be responsible for checking on the funding available.  Gary stated that officers keep track.  Rita wanted to clarify her role and treasurer’s role.  It was stated that the membership approves expenses, and anyone going over this is responsible.  There is no formalized process for tracking expenditures.  Alex is working on a check sheet for January.  Gary discussed the handling of purchases that were approved but for this year but not spent yet.  Rita will check to see if voucher could be dated now and invoice in January 2013.  Motion made by Alex to accept budget as presented with the addition of $7500 for fire equipment, seconded by Mike.  Approved Unanimously.
b. Investment accounts –   John will make a presentation to members in early 2013 on our investment accounts.  Our Aiken fund is doing well.  He is concerned that the town is looking at this fund as an endowment and not an investment portfolio.  John will look into the wording.  John is interested in talking with the BOF, Alan suggested he wait til after the election.  Alan stated that BOF was fine with our investments last year after it was discussed.
c. Emergency expenditure – Motion made by Mike to authorize expenditure up to $125 for ambulance RFP to be placed in Waterbury Republican for one day.  Seconded by Gary.  Approved  unanimously
Mike made a motion to Authorize Alan to engage our attorney in the event that we do not have a treasurer next year, seconded by Alex, approved unanimously.
A member asked Alan about absentee ballots for the upcoming election.  Alan stated that the bi-laws state that they are not accepted.  Gary and Scott suggest that Alan speak with the Attorney to review policy and have something written up before meeting.
Mike is concerned about a personnel issue that may need to be addressed in the future.
e. Firehouse Software – Alex made a motion to enter into contract with FH Software for up to $1800 per year.   Seconded by Mike.  Gary was concerned with staying with Firehouse software.  Approved unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20

Respectfully Submitted,

Stacey Kabasakalian
Acting Secretary, KVFD

Comments Off on EC Meeting 12/17/12

Filed under Minutes_

EC Meeting 12/17/12

KVFD EC Meeting
12/17/12

Present:  Rita, Maryann, Scott, Alexis, Veronica, Matt S, John R, Alex, Alan, Stacey, Mike P, Audra

Meeting called to order by the President at 7:15 pm.

Alan announced that Stacey Kabasakalian is Acting Secretary in Mary’s absence tonight.

1. Public and Member Comment:  Alan read a letter from Ane Starr requesting to be placed on Veteran’s Status.  Maryann V. asked about her duties as Communication’s Officer.  Matt Starr does not believe her intent is to resign.

2. Minutes: Motion made by Alex Limbos to accept the minutes a distributed, seconded by Matt Starr. Approved  unanimously.

3. Membership / Personnel: 2 probationary members are up for review, Ryan Forrester and Alexis Swagemaker.  Ryan has not met requirements, he was away on active military duty for about 2 months.  He has conflicts on Monday nights.  He is very interested in being more involved and is making efforts to meet requirements.  Eric is his sponsor.  Ryan could not be present due to work for this meeting.  Motion by Matt to extend his probation, seconded by Alex.  Approved Unanimous.  Alexis Swagemaker has exceeded her requirements of 40 calls, 6 trainings, 6 meetings.  Maryann enjoys working with her.  Alexis does what is asked and then more.  Alan and Matt acknowledged her accomplishments while on probationary status, including FF1, EMT, Q license certifications.  Also, taking on role as Facilities Manager and more.  Motion made by Matt Starr seconded by Mike Petrone to accept Alexis as a full member.  Approved unanimously followed by congratulations.

4. Appointed Positions reports: Alexis asked if there was a request for the boy scouts to change their meeting date, Alan did not receive this information.

5. Officers Reports:
Chief-

Ambulance Chief-  Mike reported a brief meeting with Mary Gawel.  Maryann and mike will follow up.

Assistant Ambulance Chief – Maryann stated that EMS crews could use help from Fire personnel for lift assist and driving medic car.

(Note: Matt Starr left meeting at this time)
Treasurer’s Report- Scott made a motion to transfer remaining balance from savings to checking, seconded by Alexis, approved unanimously.
Assistant Chiefs- Discussed the idea of an ATM card to avoid members putting personal money up front.  This does not seem to be a workable solution at this time.

President- Alan discussed the RFP/Bidding process for ambulance.  It was agreed that Alan will ask Art Romano to contact Gary about the newspaper ad and bidding process, also posted on website.  Letters to individual ambulance manufacturers could be sent, there are not very many, according to Alex.  Alan also thanked everyone for their help with the Candlelight Vigil held in memory of the Sandy Hook victims.

6. Old Business:
a.  Audit- The audit presentation needs to be rescheduled.  Everything was sent in, this presentation will be a follow up to be held in January with the new officers.
b. Capitol Plan – Alan suggested emailing the BOF a list of members who had voted in support of our capital plan.
7. New Business:
a. Budget 2013 –  Alex stated that our operating budget remains balanced.  Matt suggested that the new vehicle, to replace HAZMAT 7 be a “Utility” vehicle.  Alan noted that it is key to find out how much money is left over this year.  John R stated that we may have a total of $75,000 left over.  We also have turn out gear to replace.  Ideas on how to do this efficiently was discussed.  The need to address the active interior members gear was expressed by Mike.  Gary stated that Morning Pride gear was the best.  Other departments are just as happy with Jameson, according to Alan.  Cost and quality will be factors to consider.  Rita asked that Alan send her a copy of the documentation of funds transferred from 2012.  Rita inquired about the approval of expenditures.  Alex stated that those members making motions to make purchases should be responsible for checking on the funding available.  Gary stated that officers keep track.  Rita wanted to clarify her role and treasurer’s role.  It was stated that the membership approves expenses, and anyone going over this is responsible.  There is no formalized process for tracking expenditures.  Alex is working on a check sheet for January.  Gary discussed the handling of purchases that were approved but for this year but not spent yet.  Rita will check to see if voucher could be dated now and invoice in January 2013.  Motion made by Alex to accept budget as presented with the addition of $7500 for fire equipment, seconded by Mike.  Approved Unanimously.
b. Investment accounts –   John will make a presentation to members in early 2013 on our investment accounts.  Our Aiken fund is doing well.  He is concerned that the town is looking at this fund as an endowment and not an investment portfolio.  John will look into the wording.  John is interested in talking with the BOF, Alan suggested he wait til after the election.  Alan stated that BOF was fine with our investments last year after it was discussed.
c. Emergency expenditure – Motion made by Mike to authorize expenditure up to $125 for ambulance RFP to be placed in Waterbury Republican for one day.  Seconded by Gary.  Approved  unanimously
Mike made a motion to Authorize Alan to engage our attorney in the event that we do not have a treasurer next year, seconded by Alex, approved unanimously.
A member asked Alan about absentee ballots for the upcoming election.  Alan stated that the bi-laws state that they are not accepted.  Gary and Scott suggest that Alan speak with the Attorney to review policy and have something written up before meeting.
Mike is concerned about a personnel issue that may need to be addressed in the future.
e. Firehouse Software – Alex made a motion to enter into contract with FH Software for up to $1800 per year.   Seconded by Mike.  Gary was concerned with staying with Firehouse software.  Approved unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20

Respectfully Submitted,

Stacey Kabasakalian
Acting Secretary, KVFD

Comments Off on EC Meeting 12/17/12

Filed under Minutes_

Jan 7, 2013

Monthly Meeting                          DRAFT, not approved 1/7/13 7:31 Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Moment of Silence Kent

  1. Public Comment – none
  2. Approval of Minutes – motion to approve the minutes with the following change:  Ane Starr’s letter asking to be on Veteran’s Status was not read, therefore, Tim Limbos was not nominated for Communications Officer. Motion made by Rebecca Trautmann, seconded by Jim Canning.  Motion carried unanimously.
  3. Correspondence – a number of donation notes were read, thank you notes will be sent by Secretary.  Millerton parade was announced, by a show of hands, membership wishes to participate.  Secretary will RSVP.
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Motion to approve the bills as read made by Scott Harvey, seconded by Tim Limbos.  Motion carried unanimously.
  5. Membership – Request for Veteran’s Status from Dawn Molnar read. Motion to place Dawn on Veteran’s Status as requested made by Mike Petrone, seconded by Leila Erskine.  Motion carried unanimously.  Request for Veteran’s Status from Ane Starr read.  Motion to place Ane on Veteran’s Status as requested made by Kathy McCann, seconded by Stacey Kabasakalian.  Motion carried unanimously.
  6. Old Business-
    1. Computer Software/Hardware – None
    2. Engine 2 Equipment – Motion to spend up to $4500 on equipment made by Gary Hock, seconded by Tim Limbos.   Motion carried unanimously
    3. 2013 Budget – Proposed budget presented to membership by Matt Starr.  Discussion on budget.   Motion to approve the 2013 budget as presented made by Ed Matson, seconded by Mike Petrone.   Motion passed with Pete Bernard, Kathy McCann, Anne Bisenius abstaining.
  7. New Business –
    1. Color Guard- Motion to table until next month made by Alexis Swagemaker, seconded by John Russell.  Motion carried unanimously
    2. Gator Upgrades and Roof – Motion to table until next month made by Tim Limbos seconded by Ed Matson.  Motion passed unanimously.
    3. Elections of Officers-  Motion made that if a position has only one person when nominations are closed, no paper ballot is needed.  Motion made by Mike Petrone, seconded by Jim Canning.  Motion carried unanimously

Recess called by President at 8:32 out of recess at 8:38 Nominations- Chief – Alan Gawel, Eric Epstein, Ed Matson –  Alan elected President- Ed Matson.  Motion made by Tim Limbos for Secretary to cast one ballot for Ed Matson, seconded by Kelly Demers.  Motion carried unanimously. Assistant Chief- Gary Hock.  Motion made by Brian Hunt for Secretary to cast one ballot for Gary Hock. Motion carried unanimously. Assistant Chief – Tim Sneller.  Motion made by Brian Hunt for Secretary to cast one ballot for Tim Sneller. Motion carried unanimously. Ambulance Chief – Mike Petrone.  Motion made by Brian Hunt for Secretary to cast one ballot for Mike Petrone.  Motion carried unanimously. Assistant Ambulance Chief – Mary Ann VanValkenburg.  Motion made by Brian Hunt for Secretary to cast one ballot for Mary Ann VanValkenburg.  Motion carried unanimously. Captain – Alex Limbos, Audra Petrone, John Russell-  Alex elected. Captain – Audra,  John Russell – John elected Lieutenant – Audra, Alexis Swagemaker, Tim Limbos, Brian Hunt – Brian elected Lieutenant- Audra, Alexis, Tim Limbos – Audra elected Secretary – Stacey Kabasakalian.  Motion made for secretary to cast one ballot made by Alan Gawel for Stacey Kabasakalian. Motion carried unanimously. Treasurer – Bill Rundall.  Motion made for Secretary to cast one ballot for Bill Rundall. Motion carried unanimously. Engineer –John Christian.  Motion made for Secretary  to cast one ballot for John Christen. Motion carried unanimously.   Communication Officer – Tim Limbos.  Motion made for Secretary to cast one ballot for Tim L. Motion carried unanimously.

  1. Officer’s  Reports –
    1. Chief’s Report – 14 calls made for December. Stacey and Matt completed an Annual Report and turned in to BOF as requested.  Capital requests for BOS were denied accept for the renaming of Pumper 6 and Engine 1 as reported by Matt.   The LCC 2013 meeting schedule is out.  A Streetwise Officer Class will start 2/21/13 in North Canaan.   There are several projects in the rear building pending (Entry carpets, roof leaks, inside garage door, outside drive).   Alan thanked all for privilege to serve as new Chief and thanked Matt for all his hard work this past year.  Jean Speck made note that election was already held and new officer’s are now in position.   President Ed Matson continued the meeting with 2012 Secretary, Mary Cox, completing meeting minutes.
    2. Ambulance Chief’s Report- Mike reported  43 calls for December 2012.  32 were billable.  For 2012, there were a total of 528 total calls  dispatched, 400 were billable.    EMT refresher course available in Sharon and in Bridgewater.  Landing Zone course in Bridgewater.  Contact Mike or Mary Ann if you are interested in refresher course or  for other information.
  2. Appointed Positions Reports-
    1. Loan Officer – Chairs missing.  Please return.
    2. Arial Truck Committee – One meeting.  They are putting together a list of questions to ask other towns.
    3. Ice Watch –  Bill Rundall reported that tickets are in local stores.  Deadline is February 15, 2013.  Ticket guesses must be  between February 16 and April 30 2013.  Cl & P has committed to installing the anchor for the cable.
    4. Training – Adam Woodward reported FF2 class can be held in Kent if we get enough people.
    5. President asked permission to pay all re-occurring bills, all were in favor.
  3. Committee Reports-
    1. Ambulance Committee- Eric reported for Art that:

Thursday – John Worthington posted the RFP on our web site

Friday –    Legal notice of our RFP posted in the Waterbury Republican

Saturday –  Article on RFP published in the newspaper

Thus far I have received emails from 2 vendors:  PL Custom and LifeLine

  1. Warning of Expenditures – none
  2. Adjournment – 9:39

Respectfully Submitted, Stacey Kabasakalian KVFD Secretary

Comments Off on Jan 7, 2013

Filed under Minutes_

January 7, 2012

Monthly Meeting                          DRAFT, not approved 1/7/13 7:31 Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Moment of Silence Kent

  1. Public Comment – none
  2. Approval of Minutes – motion to approve the minutes with the following change:  Ane Starr’s letter asking to be on Veteran’s Status was not read, therefore, Tim Limbos was not nominated for Communications Officer. Motion made by Rebecca Trautmann, seconded by Jim Canning.  Motion carried unanimously.
  3. Correspondence – a number of donation notes were read, thank you notes will be sent by Secretary.  Millerton parade was announced, by a show of hands, membership wishes to participate.  Secretary will RSVP.
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Motion to approve the bills as read made by Scott Harvey, seconded by Tim Limbos.  Motion carried unanimously.
  5. Membership – Request for Veteran’s Status from Dawn Molnar read. Motion to place Dawn on Veteran’s Status as requested made by Mike Petrone, seconded by Leila Erskine.  Motion carried unanimously.  Request for Veteran’s Status from Ane Starr read.  Motion to place Ane on Veteran’s Status as requested made by Kathy McCann, seconded by Stacey Kabasakalian.  Motion carried unanimously.
  6. Old Business-
    1. Computer Software/Hardware – None
    2. Engine 2 Equipment – Motion to spend up to $4500 on equipment made by Gary Hock, seconded by Tim Limbos.   Motion carried unanimously
    3. 2013 Budget – Proposed budget presented to membership by Matt Starr.  Discussion on budget.   Motion to approve the 2013 budget as presented made by Ed Matson, seconded by Mike Petrone.   Motion passed with Pete Bernard, Kathy McCann, Anne Bisenius abstaining.
  7. New Business –
    1. Color Guard- Motion to table until next month made by Alexis Swagemaker, seconded by John Russell.  Motion carried unanimously
    2. Gator Upgrades and Roof – Motion to table until next month made by Tim Limbos seconded by Ed Matson.  Motion passed unanimously.
    3. Elections of Officers-  Motion made that if a position has only one person when nominations are closed, no paper ballot is needed.  Motion made by Mike Petrone, seconded by Jim Canning.  Motion carried unanimously

Recess called by President at 8:32 out of recess at 8:38 Nominations- Chief – Alan Gawel, Eric Epstein, Ed Matson –  Alan elected President- Ed Matson.  Motion made by Tim Limbos for Secretary to cast one ballot for Ed Matson, seconded by Kelly Demers.  Motion carried unanimously. Assistant Chief- Gary Hock.  Motion made by Brian Hunt for Secretary to cast one ballot for Gary Hock. Motion carried unanimously. Assistant Chief – Tim Sneller.  Motion made by Brian Hunt for Secretary to cast one ballot for Tim Sneller. Motion carried unanimously. Ambulance Chief – Mike Petrone.  Motion made by Brian Hunt for Secretary to cast one ballot for Mike Petrone.  Motion carried unanimously. Assistant Ambulance Chief – Mary Ann VanValkenburg.  Motion made by Brian Hunt for Secretary to cast one ballot for Mary Ann VanValkenburg.  Motion carried unanimously. Captain – Alex Limbos, Audra Petrone, John Russell-  Alex elected. Captain – Audra,  John Russell – John elected Lieutenant – Audra, Alexis Swagemaker, Tim Limbos, Brian Hunt – Brian elected Lieutenant- Audra, Alexis, Tim Limbos – Audra elected Secretary – Stacey Kabasakalian.  Motion made for secretary to cast one ballot made by Alan Gawel for Stacey Kabasakalian. Motion carried unanimously. Treasurer – Bill Rundall.  Motion made for Secretary to cast one ballot for Bill Rundall. Motion carried unanimously. Engineer –John Christian.  Motion made for Secretary  to cast one ballot for John Christen. Motion carried unanimously.   Communication Officer – Tim Limbos.  Motion made for Secretary to cast one ballot for Tim L. Motion carried unanimously.

  1. Officer’s  Reports –
    1. Chief’s Report – 14 calls made for December. Stacey and Matt completed an Annual Report and turned in to BOF as requested.  Capital requests for BOS were denied accept for the renaming of Pumper 6 and Engine 1 as reported by Matt.   The LCC 2013 meeting schedule is out.  A Streetwise Officer Class will start 2/21/13 in North Canaan.   There are several projects in the rear building pending (Entry carpets, roof leaks, inside garage door, outside drive).   Alan thanked all for privilege to serve as new Chief and thanked Matt for all his hard work this past year.  Jean Speck made note that election was already held and new officer’s are now in position.   President Ed Matson continued the meeting with 2012 Secretary, Mary Cox, completing meeting minutes.
    2. Ambulance Chief’s Report- Mike reported  43 calls for December 2012.  32 were billable.  For 2012, there were a total of 528 total calls  dispatched, 400 were billable.    EMT refresher course available in Sharon and in Bridgewater.  Landing Zone course in Bridgewater.  Contact Mike or Mary Ann if you are interested in refresher course or  for other information.
  2. Appointed Positions Reports-
    1. Loan Officer – Chairs missing.  Please return.
    2. Arial Truck Committee – One meeting.  They are putting together a list of questions to ask other towns.
    3. Ice Watch –  Bill Rundall reported that tickets are in local stores.  Deadline is February 15, 2013.  Ticket guesses must be  between February 16 and April 30 2013.  Cl & P has committed to installing the anchor for the cable.
    4. Training – Adam Woodward reported FF2 class can be held in Kent if we get enough people.
    5. President asked permission to pay all re-occurring bills, all were in favor.
  3. Committee Reports-
    1. Ambulance Committee- Eric reported for Art that:

Thursday – John Worthington posted the RFP on our web site

Friday –    Legal notice of our RFP posted in the Waterbury Republican

Saturday –  Article on RFP published in the newspaper

Thus far I have received emails from 2 vendors:  PL Custom and LifeLine

  1. Warning of Expenditures – none
  2. Adjournment – 9:39

Respectfully Submitted, Stacey Kabasakalian KVFD Secretary

Comments Off on January 7, 2012

Filed under Minutes_

January 7, 2013 Monthly Minutes

Comments Off on January 7, 2013 Monthly Minutes

Filed under Minutes_

KVFD December Month;y Meeting 12/3/12

KVFD Monthly Meeting
12/3/12

Meeting called to order by President at 7:32pm

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Public Comment: none

2. Approval of minutes: Motion made by Mike to accept the minutes as distributed with one change, seconded by Scott. Approved unanimously with Tim L. abstaining.

3. Correspondence: A Thanksgiving card, seven letters of donation, three training courses, two letters of thanks and two invitations were read.

4. Treasurer Report: Motion made by Scott to approve the bills as read, seconded by Gary. Approved unanimously.

5. Membership: None

6. Old Business:
a. Computer Hard/Software- Motion made by Tim L. to table until Alex arrives, seconded by Mike. Approved unanimously.
b. E2 equipment- Gary asked it be tabled until 2013

7. New Business:
a. Ambulance Committee- Art gave a presentation on the specs. An approximate timeline was given with a possibility of delivery of the new ambulance in mind 2013. Motion made by Tim L. that KVFD keep our current ambulance and license with State Department of Public Health for a second ambulance, seconded by Mike. Approved unanimously. Motion made by Alex to empower the ambulance committee that the final specs recommended from the committee, dated 11/30/12, be submitted in a request for proposals, seconded by Alexis. Approved unanimously.
b. Capital Plan- Line officers reviewed the capital plan and gave their recommendations of changes for approval by the BOF. Motion made by Tim S. to approve the capital plan as presented with adjustments presented by Tim which are 1. rename ladder truck to ladder truck and/or other apparatus or emergency equipment. 2. Take 125K out of 2018 and 2019 and put it back in 2017 3. Rename Pumper 6 refurbish to Engine 1 replacement 4. Add in FY 2013/2014 $53K for utility 4 replacement and 5. Add in FY 2014/2014 $62, 500 for interior FF turnout replacement, seconded by John Russell. Approved unanimously with Pete B. abstaining.
c. 2013 Budget- The budget is being worked on.

Computer Hard/Software- Alex looked into the cloud system and gave a quick review. Motion made by Alex to enter into a five year contract for the cloud system  and for expenditure up to $1900 a year, seconded by Mke. Approved with Ed Matson and Brian Hunt voting no.

8. Officers Reports:
a. Chiefs report- Matt was not present. Secretary read his report in his absence:
FIRES & ALARMS
Auto Alarms –5, Car Fires-2, EMS / CSP Assist -3, Wires/trees -2 (One with school bus), MVA -2, Brush Fires / illegal burn- 4, Mutual Aid- 2, Haz Mat-2, Other- 1 (CO at High Watch)
Totals:23 calls. 1. Pine Tree in front is on agenda to be cut down before it falls down on a vehicle or person
2. CL&P is aware of their past failure to respond as per the DPUC standards and will try harder but have budget constraints.
3. Building alarm system – all set and fixed
4. Hardship Ambulance write off another member (past Chief) request was received by the chief
and forwarded to the committee for review.
5. Inland Wetlands approved our request for repair of the trench that settled as well as installation of a driveway to the rear overhead door.
6. Budget review of YTD meeting was held, areas are over budget, does not show the 50K that was voted to be transferred to the Akin fund 25K for 2011 and 25k 2012.
7. Tim has report on capital requests, the first selectman notified me today the turnout gear is
being cut.
8. Communications officer is going to veteran status, I nominate Tim Limbos to fill the position for
the remaining time. (Communications officers letter was not read therefore the position was not up for nomination. Her  letter will be read at the EC meeting and addressed then. Please see Presidents report)
MEETINGS:
LCD could not go, LCC –Could not go, NW Zone could not go, NMAC – Gary, Line Officer Meeting – Tim will report
b. Assistant Chiefs report- Reminder from Gary that the propane tank must be attended to at all times when using the New Milford Smoke house.

c. Captains report- John R. thanked all who attended the Marvelwood School call.

d. Ambulance Chiefs report- 43 total calls for the month. Mike gave a run down of calls to date.  He asks that all members do not talk negatively on calls and please be professional. The tank lif is in and being stored in the O2 locker. The POC will be looking at the contract which ends this year. All CME’s at Sharon Hospital are the third Monday of every month. Mary Ann asks if anything happens with the ambulance please let them know right away.

e. Engineers report- Both brush trucks were serviced. H7 is back in house. R8 light tower will be done by Wednesday.

f. Presidents report- The communications officer has requested to go on Veterans status. The communications position will be p for nomination. Bruce sent information on a gear grant. Anne B. is willing to work on the grant. The audit is completed and there will be a presentation on the findings at the next EC meeting. State and Federal filings are done.

9. Appointed Positions Reports:
a. Juniors- Brian asks that if there is any concerns with the Juniors please speak with an advisory board member.
b. Facilities Coordinators- Motion made by Brian to spend $480 a year for and enter into a contract for garbage pick up every other week, seconded by Alexis. Approved unanimously. Alexis asks that only cardboard go in the cardboard dumpster.
The new fingerprint recognition locks on the officers doors are being put in on Tuesday. They are looking for volunteers to help check all emergency lights. Please contact Sherm or Alexis if you are able.

10. Committee Reports:

a. Brush Truck Committee- The committee will have a report for the January meeting.

b. Aerial Committee- A meeting will be called soon.

c. Ball Committee- Veronica and Amanda will not be co-chairs next so a new chair is needed. Veronica will help whomever steps up.

d. Nominating Committee- Veronica reported the nominating committee has contacted all members eligible to run for a position. The slate to voted on is as follows:

Chief- Matt Starr

Assistant Chiefs- Gary Hock, Tim Sneller

Ambulance Chief- Mike Petrone

Captains- Alex Limbos, Audra Petron, John Russell

Lieutenants- Adam Woodruff, Alexis Swagemaker, Brian Hunt, Tim Limbos

Assistant Ambulance Chief- Mary Ann Van Valkenburg

President- Alan Gawel

Secretary- Mary Cox

Engineer- John Christen

Communications Officer- Tim Limbos

Treasurer- none

11. Warning of expenditures: Alexis warns for up to $600 for color guard gear upgrade. Tim Limbos warns for scene lighting and a roof for the gator.

Meeting adjourned approximately 9:45

Respectfully Submitted,

Mary Cox
Secretary KVFD

Comments Off on KVFD December Month;y Meeting 12/3/12

Filed under Minutes_

KVFD Monthly Meeting Minutes 10/1/12

KVFD Monthly Meeting
10/1/12

President called the meeting to order at 7:32 pm. Alan noted that Stacey
Kabasakalian is taking minutes in the absence of Mary Cox, Secretary.
Veronica Limbos made a motion to add the Nominating Committee to the
agenda under New Business, seconded by Brian Hunt, approved
unanimously.

1. Public Comment: none

2. Correspondence: A letter from Lynn Worthington was read requesting that
she be placed on veteran status. She also resigned from the Technology
Committee, the Document Review Committee and the Reconstruction
Committee as from being an Advisor to the Juniors.

3. Approval of Minutes: Motion made by Rebecca Trautmann to accept the
minutes, seconded by Sherman Green. Approved unanimously with Annie
Bisenius abstaining.

4. Treasurer Report: Scott Harvey had questions about bills without
signatures for IGA and Shipment Co..

Motion made by Scott to approve the bills as read, but not including bills in
question without signatures seconded by Alex Limbos. Discussion: Matt
Starr asked that a thank you be sent by the secretary to Best Roll for their
generous discount. Motion approved with Seth Houck and Mike Petrone
abstaining. Motion made by Mike to pay IGA upon verification of Fair Chair,
seconded by Alex Limbos, Approved Unanimously. Motion made by Mike to
pay Shipment bill after verification of Fire Officer, seconded by Jack Kinney,
approved unanimously.

5. Membership: Sherman Green made a motion to accept Lynn
Worthington’s request to be put on veteran’s status, seconded by Veronica.
Discussion: Rebecca asked if all efforts were made to resolve the issues
without losing a valuable member. Alan Gawel talked with Lynn last night
to continue working with the executive board on the concerns, but Lynn sent
her resignation in the morning. Mary Ann Vanvaulkenburg feels it is a
shame that it ended this way. Scott commented that it was her call to
discontinue working with the executive committee. Matt Starr said that
there were many interesting discussions. He said that multiple officers

discussed keeping her as an emergency responder. She wanted to maintain
emergency status so she can vote, although she has not responded to an
emergency in over a year. Matt felt this needed to be addressed. The
officers also tried to maintain her administrative status. Mary Ann stated
that when emotions are heated, things are not handled thoughtfully.
Rebecca requested information about the law in question, Alan shared this.
Opposed: Mary Ann and Rebecca, Abstain: Annie, Brian. Motion carries.
Mary Ann made a motion for the secretary to send a letter of thanks to Lynn
for her services. Second: Alexis. Approved Unanimously. Alan stated that
Cynthia Barksdale and Dan Kabasakalian met with the Executive Committee
for their one year review. Cynthia will have a 6 month extension. Dan has
met all requirements and is now a full member. It was noted that Dan
became an EMT and Firefighter 1 and earned his Q license during this time.
Jesse Rundall stated that the Chamber of Commerce has asked us to
organize the Parade of Lights again this year, on Dec. 15th. There was
support and discussion about it being an annual event. Jesse makes a
motion for the Department to host and sponsor the Parade of Lights on Dec.
15th. Second: Brian, approved unanimously. Jesse also discussed Stuff a
Truck, members present showed interest. It was suggested that the Juniors
have more involvement this year. Veronica Limbos announced that the
Holiday Party will be on December 8th this year.

6. Old Business:
a. computer software/hardware: John Worthington was not present. Alan
stated that recently the website and emails were down (Sunday Sept. 23,
midmorning, came back on Wednesday Sept 26). Alan has asked John to
investigate and send a report. Matt and Alan have also talked about a
texting option for the future. No specs on new laptops/tuff books yet.

b. and c. new boat and trailer and command vehicle: Per Matt, both items
are to be removed from the agenda until further notice. Wendell Soule is
trying to understand why we need another boat. Matt explained that last
year, Eric Epstein and Matt had proposed the purchase of two boats; a small
one and a large one. There was only enough money warned for a smaller
boat. This year, there is enough money for a boat and trailer or a command
vehicle. Alan stated that officers have not put a presentation together for
members yet.

c. Eng-2 equipment: We are over budget for equipment and there is a need
for more items.

7. New Business:
a. Gator Radio: Matt Starr made a motion to purchase a radio with speakers
and antenna for the gator for up to $450. Second: Alex. Discussion:
Wendell asked about a portable, Matt said it does not always transmit. Brian
asked about protecting it in the weather. Matt stated that there is a
compartment under the hood. Mike asked if there is money in the
communications budget for this. The belief is that there is enough money for
this. Motion carries with Brian, Seth, Mary Ann and Rebecca abstaining.

b. Brunch: Stacey made a motion to spend no more than $100 on the
Brunch at Marvelwood, Seconded by Mike. Passed unanimously.

c. FH Software Training: Jean is working on this, Matt is waiting for a text or
email from her. Table to next month.

d. Apparatus Maps and Binders: Gary Hock not present, table to next
month.

e. Nominating Committee: Three members are needed to develop a slate
for officers to present in December for election in January. Brian Hunt made
a motion for Leila Erskine, Veronica and Alexis to be on the nominating
committee. Second: Mike. Approved unanimously.

Officer’s Report:
a. There were 25 total calls. 1 structure fire, 1 search and rescue, 2
EMS/CSP assists, 6 wires and trees, 6 MVA, 3 mutual aid, 1 water
main break. Steve Banffy reported to Matt that the pine tree in front
of our building is dying and it could be a liability issue. BOS meeting
tomorrow night, Matt is still looking for answers about insurance
coverage in the gravel lot; Bruce stated that the town cannot cover
this. Building alarm system: Alexis Swagemaker and Matt have
discussed a problem with the alarm company. Alexis noted that there
is currently an issue with the alarm that needs service. Currently we
pay $160 per hour for them to come for service and it takes 3-4 weeks
to get them here. Matt made a motion to enter into service contract
with TEC control systems for 24 hour service, which includes 2 annual
inspections and only $98 service fee per call. Second: Alexis.
Discussion: Rebecca asked about service costs. Annette Pecora asked
about warranty, which has expired. Motion approved unanimously.
Cert drill in Canaan: Alex, Veronica and Matt attended and it was a
good learning experience for all. Fit testing machine will be in Kent on
Friday Sept. 7, email Matt if you need testing. Pumpkin Run is
October 28, 12pm, Fire/Police, EMS needed at firehouse and start and

finish. Contact Matt if you are available. Sherman, Gaylordsville and
Kent Officers will meet on October 17 to go over mutual aid
agreement. There are many upcoming trainings that will be posted on
board for October and November.
Assistant Chiefs’ Report- Reported by Matt, Tim Sneller has requested
that not all drivers should ride on Eng. 2. Lifestar transportation was
also discussed. If there is a quick extrication, have Lifestar pick up at
hospital and transport patient to nearest hospital instead of waiting at
a landing zone. If it is a more involved extrication, than a nearby
landing should be established.
Engineers Report –Matt read Eric’s report. The ambulance has had
extensive repairs. The ambulance will be out at 6am for service due to
loss of power and returned by afternoon. EI and Rescue 8 are being
serviced. Hazmat 7 break issue is being investigated by Warren Auto.
No other assistant chief or Capt., LT report.
Ambulance Chiefs’ Report- There were 34 calls this month. Mike
thanked everyone who pitches in. Mike stated that Warren is
covering in the morning while ambulance is being repaired, he asked
that members still help cover if they need a crew. Sherman stated
that Warren had a pass call and we covered. Mary Ann stated that the
ambulance handles much better since latest repairs.
Safety Officer’s Report – Brian thanked everyone for wearing vests on
calls as required.
President’s Report – Alan announced that OSHA is coming before the
Executive Meeting on October 15, 6pm to discuss our corrective action
in plan and concerns for our compliance. Normal Exec. Committee
meeting will start at 7:30. Alan said that community members showed
an interest in a fire prevention event geared towards adults possibly
during Fire Prevention Week. Many members present showed interest
in helping.

b.

c.

d.
e.

f.

g.

8. Appointed Positions:

a. Facilities – Alexis stated that the firehouse is in good standings,
other than the kitchen. She noted dirty dishes in the sink and the absence
of the refrigerator key which she was looking for to help the refreshment
committee. Matt stated that he removed the key because someone is
helping themselves. There were a few suggestions about this matter.
Men’s room sink is not working; Sherman said it will be fixed in the morning.
Alexis asked about changing the board in the apparatus area. Matt said
there may be changes with LCD so we should wait. Matt said that we are
going through water bottles very quickly. Brian requested water be

available for training. Discussion of a small locked refrigerator for training
and emergency calls be available. Vending machine idea was also
discussed. Brian will discuss with Juniors about a fundraising project to sell
refreshments. Seth discussed kitchen mess. Alan suggested that word of
mouth ma encourage people to clean up after themselves.

b. Quartermaster Report – Jesse apologized for her absence due to family
obligations. She is hoping to get back on track. Jesse asked about the
moving of the Quartermaster room. Shelving has been approved and
hopefully will be in this month.

Committee Reports:

a. Fundraising – Annie reported that the golf tournament had 64 golfers
and raised $1500 right off the course. Thank you to those who helped
at the Golf Course and at the awards at Fife N Drum. Net $6200 for
department. Annie announced winners. She is hoping someone else
will want to learn this and take it over. It is difficult with her job to
take a day off in Sept. You do not need to be a golfer to run this.
Please see Annie.
b. Ambulance Committee – they are hoping to present at next Executive
Committee meeting.
c. Ball Committee – Amanda and Veronica will chair, but they need help.
d. Bookkeeping – Rita Limbos reminded people to sign all receipts (pizza
garden, hardware, etc.)

Warning of Expenditures: Mike Petrone warns for a tank horse for oxygen
tanks. Mike warns for portable blanket warmer. Mike warns for a portable
electric suction. Veronica warns for the holiday party. Jesse warns for
parade of lights and Stuff a Truck.

Adjourned: 9:12 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Stacey Kabasakalian, KVFD

Comments Off on KVFD Monthly Meeting Minutes 10/1/12

Filed under Minutes_

KVFD EC MINUTES 10/15/12

KVFD Regular EC Meeting
10/15/12

President called meeting to order at 7:45 pm.

1. Public and Member Comments; None

2. Minutes: Motion made by Tim Sneller to accept the minutes as distributed, seconded by Audra Petrone. Approved unanimously.

3. Membership/Personnel: Kelly Demers was in for review. Her probation was extended for six months. Annette Pecora was in for review. Motion made by Matt Starr at 7:51 to go into executive session, seconded by Mike Petrone. Approved unanimously. Motion made by Matt Starr to come out of executive session at 7:57, seconded by Tim Sneller. Approved Unanimously. Her probation was extended for six months. Elizabeth Cox was in for review. Her Probation was extended for six months. Stan Vylet was unable to meet. He had submitted an email to the Chief stating he would be stepping down as an emergency member.

4. Appointed Positions Reports: Sherman reported that the rear building has been re-keyed and that the rear building roof is leaking.

5.Officers Reports:

a. Captains- John R. would like to see the sponsor checklist to be added to the next agenda so he can move forward with it.

b. Engineer- There were concerns that Rescue 8 wasa out for two months. Eric had said it was for a host of reasons including multiple vendors and time waiting on parts.

c. Ambulance Chief- Mike reported that we are three calls over this time last year.

6. Old Business:

a. Ambulance Committee- Alex reported that they would like to use a RFP versus a bid process. There was discussion on how the EC would like to handle the money aspect. The Ambulance Committee will be getting spec sheet to the EC and then financing procedures will be discussed.

b. Audit- Debbie has items that still need attention. EC is asked to review open items and get back to her ASAP.

c. Record Keeping- There was discussion on where we are at in terms of record keeping. Matt has concern that we need an updated program with cloud capability. Alex will get a price for November’s meeting.

d. Rear Building- Motion made by Gary Hock to table the Rear Building to later on the agenda, seconded by Tim Sneller. Approved unanimously.

7. New Business:
a. Email/Internet/Computers- John W. reported as to why we did not have email or the web page for a few days. It was due to the bill not being paid by the person who oversees it. Motion made by Gary Hock to ask Bill Keane to transfer the domain knetfire.org over the the FD, seconded by Tim Sneller. Approved unanimously with Audra Petrone abstaining. John reported that seven people have registered for internet acces to date with six more pending. John will be looking at the computer in the radio room that is not working. Matt would like Facebook to be disabled on our computers and our system to be updated. Matt suggested we should have a company come in to look at our system and give us a plan to move forward. Alex asks we get prices for new hardware. John W. suggested we talk to the webmaster who takes care of the town hall. Motion made by Matt Starr to have an outside agency come in and give a proposal, seconded by Gary Hock. Approved unanimously.
b. Rescue 8- Covered under Engineer report.

Rear Building- Motion made by Gary Hock to empower the President and the Chief to enter into a rental agreement with George Belarian for storage space for $400 a month with using Attorney Manasse, seconded by Alex Limbos. Approved unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 9:55

Respectfully Submitted

Mary Cox
Secretary KVFD

Comments Off on KVFD EC MINUTES 10/15/12

Filed under Minutes_

KVFD EC Meeting 11/19/12

KVFD EC Meeting
11/19/12

Meeting called to order by the President at 7:00 pm.

1. Public and Member Comment: Tim Limbos would like to be sure that members activity is entered and up to date. Tim Limbos believes that all members who are hazmat operational should be fit tested. Caralee inquired if sponsors are notified when when their sponsorees are due for their one year review. At this time they are not.

2. Minutes: Motion made by Mike Petrone to accept the minutes a distributed, seconded by Tim Sneller. Approved unanimously.

3. Membership /  Personnel: Motion made by John Russell the the EC to add the sponsor checklist he presented to the application packet, seconded by Mike petrone. Approved unanimously.

4. Appointed Positions reports: Juniors are working on the trailer and will be doing the parade of lights. Motion made by Audra to appoint Veronica to the Juniors Advisory Board, seconded by Tim S. Approved unanimously. Motion made by Mike to appoint Alex to the Juniors Advisory Board, seconded by Tim S. Approved unanimously. Alexis reported there is garbage and cardboard dumpsters out back for department use. (not personal use) John Gleason has been working on the lights. She would like the officers to encourage people to clean up after themselves. Motion made by Matt to not allow the Riverview Condo Association to use the firehouse meeting room, seconded by Mike. Approved unanimously.

5. Officers Reports:

a. Chief- Matt met with CL&P in July about their response time. Matt has put in an       application with inland wetlands committee for the rear building driveway. Motion made by Matt to pay $100 for the application fee as an emergency expenditure as the fee was not waived, seconded by Mike. Approved unanimously. Matt attended the town budget meeting. He reviewed the changes asked for with the EC. There was discussion of taking our money out of the capital plan and putting it into a grant. Matt has concern that could change as new town committee members come in. Matt suggests we look into new gear vendors and seeing what is out there. Our current gear is coming up for inspection and/or replacement. There was concern from the Safety Officer that three members went to Kent School to investigate smoke. Matt is looking into it.

 

b. Assistant Chiefs- Gary attended the NMAC meeting. There was a presentation by the Litchfield County Coordinators. When using the New Milford smokehouse someone need to attend the propane tank at all times. Next line officers meeting will be the 26th at 8:00pm.

 

c. Lieutenants- Alex reported there is a new charger for the sawzall.

d. Engineer- Gary updated on R8 repairs. Eric reported that he contacted D&S about snow tires for the ambulance. He will schedule B4 and B3 for items need to be repaired.

e. Ambulance Chief- There is a bill from Vintec that Mike is concerned has not been paid. The member did not meet the requirements for the fd to pay the bill. Alan and Mike will contact the member and Vintec.There were 36 calls for the month. Lifepac is out of service.

6. Old Business:
a. Ambulance Committee- Art presented the new ambulance specs and proposals for funding. Art and Eric will send the document to the membership for review.
b. Audit- the 9-90 was prepared and filed. We will get a resenton from Tracy’s office on their audit findings.
c. Email / Internet / Computers- Alex will schedule a representative for the cloud to come out and give a presentation.
d. Rear building- Alan contacted the proposed new renter via email to inform him he we could not rent to him at this time. There was discussion on the rear building roof.

7. New Business:
a. Paid Staff- There was discussion of hiring a paid treasurer. Motion made by Mike to move forward with the cloud, seconded by Alex. Approved unanimously.
b. Radio room equipment- none
c. Capital equipment plan- Will be discussed at line officers meeting.
d. Budget workshop- Will be held this Sunday at 7:00 pm.

Meeting adjourned at 9:34 pm

Respectfully Submitted,

Mary Cox
Secretary KVFD

Comments Off on KVFD EC Meeting 11/19/12

Filed under Minutes_