MENDON FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES

September 12, 2019

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

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

Public Comment:

-None

Correspondence

-None

Calendar and Request for Meeting Room

-Troop 105 for Tuesday evenings.

-10/3/19 MFD Explorers Recruiting.

-10/6/19 MFD Auxiliary 13:00-17:00hrs. Recruiting.

-10/11/19 HFL Cheerleaders 17:00-20:00 hrs.

-10/26/19 MFD Defensive Driving Course 08:00-16:30 Hrs.

-10/27/19 MFD Auxiliary Halloween 13:00-18:00Hrs.

-R.Wilsey made a motion to approve all the room requests, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously.

 Board of Directors

-MFD BOD will work on changes to By-Laws suggested at department meeting.

-Annual Banquet looks like it will be at Ravenwood, to be finalized by the department.

Chief’s Report:

-YTD Calls: 214        Apparatus Damage: 0           Injuries: 1 (Non-duty Injury)

-S.Shuler made a motion to approve $200.00 fee to secure Perinton facility for burn drill w/HFFD, 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously.

-The county is removing the MDT in October and not replacing it.  A.Morrell made a motion to spend up to $1K to obtain an MDT replacement, 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously.

-The Chief reported an upcoming expense to plan for: repeater installation.

-Issues regarding fill-in personnel were addressed.

-Purchase requisition#19-25 for 4 radios, $15,141.60 was presented. Motion to approve by R.Wilsey, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously.

-Purchase requisition #19-24.1 for new defibrillators, pads and batteries was presented, $14,258.00.  Motion to approve by R.Wilsey, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously.  Outstanding purchase requisition 19-01 is cancelled.

-Purchase requisition#19-26 for the sprinkler system hydro test was presented. $900.00.  Motion to approve by S.Shuler, 2nd by D.Considine.  Motion approved unanimously.

Minutes:

Motion to approve August minutes by J.Shipe, 2nd by S.Shuler.  Motion approved unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report:

Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by J.Shipe, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously.

-Budget approval meeting 10/15/19 at 19:00hrs.

-S.Shuler made a motion to approve the 2020 preliminary budget, 2nd by D.Considine.  Motion approved unanimously.

Committee reports

  Apparatus

A.Morrell reported 364 will be going back to the manufacturer when 

Feasible.

-A.Morrell proposed Har-Rob as the approved vendor for doing the

Pump housing work and presented Purchase requisition#19-27 for

$1750.00 for the work. Motion to approve by A.Morrell, 2nd by J.Shipe. 

Motion approved unanimously.

  Building  Grounds:

-Quotes will be obtained for replacing bay doors next year; also for 

Painting bathrooms, apparatus bay and doors.

    Information and Technology

-Work will continue on deciding on outdoor sign.

Personnel:

-New fill-in candidate Anthony Militello was introduced; basic

Job description was discussed. A.Morrell made a motion to add

Mr.Militello to the fill-in staff, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved

Unanimously.

 

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

             by S.Shuler. Motion approved  4-0, D.Considine abstained because 

he had not read the report.

-Leadership & Personnel: 

                         – It was suggested that the 3rd Thursday of every other month be

set for a leadership meeting.

-The chiefs’ reviews will be done during October and November.

                 -Health and Wellness: 

                         -In the future the title of this category will be changed to 

“Recruitment and Retention”

-D.Considine is looking into losap type benefits.

-Departmental Mental Health Awareness Meeting on 10/21/19. 

D.Considine made a motion to pay for dinner for attendees, 2nd by

S.Shuler.  Motion approved unanimously.

-There will be another Karen Galvin session in December.

-D.Considine made a motion to pay up to $500.00 for firefighters

To participate in the annual stair climb, 2nd by A.Morrell. Motion

Approved unanimously.

Capital Projects/Special Projects:

-Nothing to report.

Old Business: 

-Nothing to report.

 New Business:

-Items to be forwarded to the District Administrator: (1)Purchase Requisitions

#19-25, 19-24.1, 19-26, 19-27

-J.Shipe made a motion, 2nd by R.Wilsey for A.Morrell to contact APD

Engineering regarding Firehouse print and digital files.

Attachments

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

1)Dale’s Report

2)Treasurer’s Report

3)Proposed 2020 Budget

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by R.Wilsey, 2nd by D.Considine at 20:20 Hrs.  Approved Unanimously 5-0, meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

John M. McGinnis

Secretary

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.

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