January 2012 monthly meeting minutes

KVFD January 3, 2012 monthly meeting minutes

Call to order and pledge of allegiance at 19:31

Motion made by Alex Limbos, seconded by Matt Starr, to add capital budget to agenda. Approved unanimously.

1. Public comment: none

2. December 5, 2011 minutes: Motion made by Jim Canning, seconded by Tony Amon to approve the minutes as published. Approved with Matt Starr abstaining.

3. Correspondence: four general thank yous, one donation and thank you, one donation in memory of Bill Newton, one donation in thanks of Art Seabury and a thanks from Elissa Potts for helping with the tree lighting.

4. Membership:

a. announcement of new membership application (incomplete at this time) from Ethan Raskind  (sponsor Matt Starr)
b. welcome and badge presentation to Alexis Swagemaker

5. Old Business:

a. kitchen: The refrigerator condition is better. Grease traps are almost done. The dishwasher does work.  Eric and Matt S. both know how to work it if you need help.
b. ball: There are three chairs this year: Veronica Limbos, Amanda Harvey and Leila Erskin
c. fair: Willy and Eric will co-chair again. Possibly no fireworks this year and more of a carnival.  A motion was made by Will Gawel to change the dates to August 23, 24 and 25th with the
with the rides profits being 30% instead of 25%, seconded by Mike Petrone. Approved Unanimously.
d. 2012 budget: Motion made by Matt Starr to table it for a few minutes, seconded by Mike Petrone. Approved unanimously.
e. Capital: Eric met with the BOF in December.  There is $50,000 for undesignated truck, $75,000 for brush truck and $175,000 for Engine 5. General discussion. Town would like us to buy a
brush truck as soon as possible and to designate the $50,000. Consensus: Leave the leftover engine 5 money undesignated and move forward with the brush truck.  There will be a \
presentation to the town on January 19th regarding the aeriel truck.

6.New Business:

a. street sign: Motion made by Matt Starr to table it until later, seconded by Tim Sneller.  Approved unanimously.
b. engine 2: $96,000 in insurance was received.  Motion made by Gary hock to use insurance money for first $87,000 worth of equipment, seconded by Alex Limbos.  Approved unanimously.
c. 2012 budget: at 20:10 review and discussion began.  At 21:15 Matt Starr made a motion to table the budget discussion, seconded by Alex Limbos.  Approved unanimously.
d. elections: Robert’s rules of order were reviewed a vote can be passed by simple majority rule per our Constitution. A motion made by Mike Petrone to only use ballots when more than one
person is on the ballot, seconded by Veronica Limbos.  Approved with a no vote from Rebecca Trautman and abstentions from Bill Purcell and Tony Amon.

Chief: Matt Starr                                                      Motion made by Alan Gawel that secretary cast one ballot, seconded by Leila Erskin. Approved Unanimously.
Assistant Fire Chief: Gary Hock                                Motion made by Lynn Worthington that secretary cast one ballot, seconded by Jim Canning. Approved Unanimously.
Assistant  Fire Chief: Tim Sneller                              Motion made by Jim Canningl that secretary cast one ballot, seconded by Leila Erskin. Approved Unanimously.
Ambulance Chief: Mike Petrone                                Motion made by Alex Limbos that secretary cast one ballot, seconded by Sherman Green. Approved Unanimously.
Ass. Ambulance Chief: MaryAnn VanValkenburg        Motion made by Alan Gawel that secretary cast one ballot, seconded by Sherman Green. Approved Unanimously.
Captain: Audra Petrone                                            (13 votes)
Tony Amon- nominated by Matt Starr            (13 votes)
Joe Bisenius                                               Elected (15 votes)
Captain: Audra Petrone                                             (18 votes)
Tony Amon- nominated by Matt Starr            Elected (23 votes)
Lieutenant: Tim Limbos                                             (11 votes)
Audra Petrone                                         Elected (15 votes)
Bill Purcell- nominated by Matt Starr         (14 votes)
Lieutenant: Tim Limbos                                             (18 votes)
Bill Purcell                                               elected (22 votes)
Secretary: Mary Cox                                                 Motion made by Alan Gawel that secretary cast one ballot, seconded by Gwen Price. Approved Unanimously.
Treasurer: Scott Harvey Sr.                                        Motion made by Alex Limbos that secretary cast one ballot, seconded by Veronica Limbos. Approved Unanimously.
Engineer: Eric Epstein                                               Elected (26 votes)
Justin Caroselli- nominated by Mike Petrone (3 votes)
Tim Limbos- nominated by Gary Hock          (10 votes)
Communications Officer- Ane Starr                                Motion made by Lynn Worthington that secretary cast one ballot, seconded by Gwen Price. Approved Unanimously
Alan gave special recognition to Eric, Cathe and the outgoing officers. Jim Canning gave special recognition to Gwen Price.

7, Officers Reports:

a. Chief’s report of fires and alarms:
17 calls- 8 automatic alarms, 5 motor vehicle accidents, 2 brush fires and 2 wires down.
b. EMS report:
36 calls with one passed.  510 total for the year.
c. Treasurer report:
$11, 551.82 in bill were read.
Tony Amon made a motion to pay the bills as read, seconded by Bill Purcell. Approved Unanimously.
$1,000 donation in honor of George Jacobson was put to the general fund.
No insurance money has come in for the defibrillators yet.
Discussion of documentation retention and shredding policy for 2012.
d. Technology officer report:
Repair needed due to loss of mother board in radio room. A motion was made by John Worthington to spend up to $36.00 for Deep Freeze, seconded by Gary Hock. Approved
unanimously.
c. Firehouse report: Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am the generator will be serviced.  There will be power out for service on the 10th for several hours.

8.Committee reports:

a. Ice watch: Bill Rundall reports the cable is being reinstalled, the tripod is being rebuilt, signs are being painted and the boxes are going out this week.  There will be possible
replacement costs for wires, clips and such.
b. Truck committee: The bid was for $424,000 with $2000 more in items missed in bid.  $426,000 was approved.  That is $437,126 total with changes included so far. Discussion of trash line
vs. reel and painting/lettering.  Consensus is keep booster line on engine 2. 12 for,12 against. Consensus to spend another $4000 for unforeseen items and buy a booster reel.13 for, 1 no.
c. Ball: Committee has met once and the next meeting will be January 11 at 7:00 pm.
d. Juniors: there will be a vote in February

9. Warning of expenditures:

a. dues are being collected now for 2012
b. spend another $4000 for engine 2 for unforeseen items and booster reel
c. technology officer- new user licenses: soft wear and hard wear.  Total cost to be determined.
d. boy scouts charter cost which is a reoccurring bill

10. Fire house street sign will be discussed in February.

Motion to adjourn 23:47

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Cox
Secretary KVFD

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