MENDON FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES
November 19, 2019
The meeting was called to order at 19:00 Hrs.
Attending: Dan Considine, Art Morrell, John Shipe, Steven Shuler, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Treasurer Heidi Baumer, Counsel William Fletcher, P.Kester, D.Ackerman, D. Friedlander, G.Francesco, L.Marchese
-M.Slusser hand delivered Stephen Tschiderer’s election petition to Secretary McGinnis properly notarized (signatures collected by spouse) along with Power of Attorney held by spouse.
Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room
-11/23/2019, Mendon Storm Baseball Team for pie pick-up. 11am-3pm. R.Wilsey motion to approve, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-1/22/20 and 3/14/20: Weston Price Foundation Lectures. 6pm-9pm(1/22) and 9am-1pm(3/14). R.Wilsey motion to approve, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-1/25/2020, HFL High School National Honor Society, Early Evening (exact time TBD), Motion to approve R.Wilsey, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
Board of Directors:
-L.Marchese discussed members who are low on points heading into December. Three members are very low on points: Mike Shueler, Chris Schojan, and KP (Spelling uncertain). These matters are being addressed.
-It appears that D.Brassie and E.Ansley will be going exempt.
-YTD Calls: 261 Damage: 4 incidents Injury: 0
-J.McGinnis cleared by personal physician to resume normal activities, will be scheduling department physical.
-The CAD system will probably be delayed until later in the year.
-The new radios, when installed, can work on a transition system.
-Mendon request for a second repeater was denied.
-The chief reported that the county was to program the new radios for no charge but it appears that they will be overloaded with work. SkyWave can do the radio programming for a fee. The chief will get cost details from SkyWave for doing this work.
-The chief requested a committee be formed by the board to begin planning for Tanker replacement in 2022.
–Motion to approve October minutes by S.Shuler, 2nd by D. Considine. Motion approved unanimously5-0.
–Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by R.Wilsey, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-The credit card issues appear to be resolved.
Capital Projects/Special Projects
-Requests for bids on the staining project received only one response so a
Second request will be sent out in March, 2020.
–364’s windshield has been fixed (again).
-The chief’s vehicle repair is almost complete at Mendon Collision.
-The Tanker will be back in service very soon.
-There is an emission recall for 365.
-Nothing to report.
Information and Technology
-Nothing to report.
-Dale’s Report: R.Wilsey made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd
by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-J.Shipe will obtain quotes for a new washing machine.
-MFD Annual Survey results: there were 30 respondents which is a
significant increase from past surveys. The results will be tabulated
and presented to the department.
-Chiefs’ Annual Reviews: there is some feedback coming in but not
everyone received a survey so the information will be sent out
again by D. Considine.
-Recruitment and Retention:
-There is a definite need to define and follow a definite procedure
for introducing prospective new members to the District and the
Department. This need was illustrated by the recent complaint of a
prospective new member. This need will be addressed in upcoming
-LOSAP Program: The district will be working on a planning
timeline for defining, setting up and implementing this program.
-Quotes have been received from Code2 on new uniforms but Dale needs
more information about uniform quality, should have this by next month.
-A.Morrell made a motion that the district cover the cost of getting uniforms
Cleaned, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion passed unanimously 5-0.
-All notices have been posted for the 2019 election. One election inspector
Has been secured (E.Bendschneider), still in need of 2 more inspectors.
J.McGinnis will work on this.
-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:
Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by R.Wilsey, 2nd by J.Shipe Motion approved Unanimously 5-0, meeting adjourned at 20:40hrs.
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.