GCIVFD Meeting Minutes, May 11, 2015

Date: May 11, 2015
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Great Cranberry Island Fire Department

Attendance: 08

Tyler Kuester, Chief
Tom Powell, President
Sam Donald, Vice President
Michael Westphal, Treasurer
Katelyn Damon, Secretary
Michael Macfarlan
Jake Kuester
Phil Whitney

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 4:53 pm by Tom Powell.
  2. Review Minutes from 4/13/15
  3. Sam Donald moves to accept the 4/13/15 meeting minutes as written. Tyler Kuester seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. Checking Account Balance as of February 2015: 11,033.54
    Checking account balance as of 5/11/15: $2152.89
    Savings account balance as of 5/11/15: $20,009.90
    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:
    No news to report.
    b. Thermostat Relocation Status
    No news to report.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. Firehouse Energy Audit
    Michael Westphal offers a recap on the discussions that took place with Keith McPherson of Home Energy Answers during a recent energy audit at the GCIVFD.
    Mr. McPherson suggested that the department install 2-3 smaller sized heat pumps to help bring down heating costs for the department. Each unit would cost roughly $3,400. He also suggested that the department add more insulation to the attic space at the firehouse- for a total depth of 24”.
    There is discussion about who would pay for the heat pumps. Would it come out of the fire department’s reserve account or private checking funds?
    There is discussion about comparing costs to heat the building over the past decade. Katelyn has provided some figures to Sam Donald who will forward those figures to Mr. McPherson. Mike Westphal has figures on heating costs from 2000-20006.
    b. Fans
    Michael Westphal makes a motion to table the discussion on installing fans at the firehouse until August 2015. Sam Donald seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    Tom Powell will tell Reggie Sanborn about the department’s decision to table the decision on adding fans at the firehouse.
    c. Bangor Fire Truck
    Katelyn recently looked at a fire truck that Bangor has out for bid. It is a 1993 Pierce pumper with a 750 gallon tank and a 1250 gpm pump. The truck is has a 4 man cab.
    It is a city truck and is roughly 30’ long by 9.5’ wide. There is discussion about trying to obtain the truck. Bangor wants roughly $18,000 for the truck.
    The general consensus of the group is that the truck is not a good fit for the department at this time.
    Sam Donald has a lead on a wildland truck from Surry.

  10. Other Business
  11. None

  12. Setting of Action Items
  13. Tom Powell will speak to Reggie Sanborn.
    Katelyn will forward Keith McPherson’s email to Sam.
    Sam will look into the Surry fire truck.

  14. Future Agenda Items
  15. Surry Truck

  16. Next Business Meeting:
  17. Monday, June 08, 2015; 4:30pm

  18. Next training date:
  19. May 25, 2015- Pumps & Hose Training

  20. Adjournment
  21. Sam Donald moves to adjourn the meeting at 5:11 pm. Katelyn Damon seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Katelyn Damon