GCIVFD Meeting Minutes, April 13, 2015

Date: April 13, 2015
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Great Cranberry Island Fire Department

Attendance: 10

Tyler Kuester, Chief
Tom Powell, President
Sam Donald, Vice President
Michael Westphal, Treasurer
Katelyn Damon, Secretary
Mark Alley
Blair Colby
Jake Kuester
Karin Whitney
Phil Whitney

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 5:04 pm by Tom Powell.
  2. Review Minutes from 3/16/15
  3. Mark Alley moves to accept the 3/16/15 meeting minutes as written. Karin Whitney seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. Checking Account Balance as of February 2015: 11,033.54
    $100.00- Donation
    $250.00- Donation
    Checking account balance as of 3/16/15: $1,013.32
    Savings account balance as of 3/16/15: $12,146.37
    Sam Donald moves to accept the treasurer’s report. Katelyn Damon seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  6. Old Business:
  7. a. 501(c)3 Update:
    Sam is still working with Carl Brooks to update the by-laws.
    Carl has advised that the by-laws should be completely replaced.
    Carl has also consulted other people he knows that are involved in the fire service for their input on the by-laws.
    Sam will continue to work with Carl to sort out the by-laws.
    b. Thermostat Relocation Status
    Katelyn has contacted NEH Plumbing & Heating in regard to adding a second zone to the fire house.
    NEH plumbing said that they would try to take care of the thermostat as soon as they can.
    c. Firehouse Energy Audit
    Phil Whitney has suggested that the firehouse undergo an energy audit.
    Phil will arrange or the audit to take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the afternoon.
    d. Fans
    There is discussion about the cost of the quote and checking with other contractors to see if there is a better price.
    The group discusses tabeling discussion until after the energy audit is completed.
    Michael Westphal moves to table discussion on the fan installation until the energy audit is completed. Tyler Kuester seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. 2015 Training Schedule
    Katelyn goes over the 2015 GCIVFD training schedule with the group which was created based on suggestions given at the March meeting.
    The schedule can be found online here: http://cranberryisles-me.gov/?q=node/1008/
    b. Repeater Installation
    Katelyn updates the group about the installation of an repeater on the island which was budgeted for this year.
    Katelyn has been working with Brown’s Communications to obtain an FCC license for a town wide frequency and to obtain the equipment needed to install the repeater.

  10. Other Business
  11. a. Turnout Gear-
    Katelyn will work on ordering new turnout gear with the STK Grant.
    b. New Recruits:
    Branden Stubbs
    Nick Barton
    A new family is moving to Cranberry and the husband may be interested in joining the department.

  12. Setting of Action Items
  13. Phil to arrange the energy audit.

  14. Future Agenda Items
  15. Fans
    Energy Audit
    STK- Grant

  16. Next Business Meeting:
  17. Monday, May 11, 2015; 4:30pm

  18. Next training date:
  19. April 27, 2015- Hose Training

  20. Adjournment
  21. Michael Westphal moves to adjourn the meeting at 5:31pm. Tyler Kuester seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Katelyn Damon