IVFD Minutes May 13, 2015

Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Islesford Fire Station

Attendance: 08
Richard Howland, Chief
David Thomas, President
Bruce Fernald, Vice President
Katelyn Damon, Secretary
Rick Alley
Jim Amuso
Jason Pickering
Ted Spurling

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 5:20 pm by David Thomas.
  2. Review Minutes from April 15, 2015:
  3. Bruce Fernald moves to approve the meeting minutes from April 15, 2015 as written. David Thomas seconds the motion. Vote; Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. Checking Account: $24,527.43

  6. Old Business
  7. a. Air Compressor Purchase
    Assistant Chief, Jeremy Alley, is not present. No update is given.
    b. Recall Update
    Bill Lewis of Daigle & Houghton is away on a business trip. Katelyn has been informed that he will call when he returns from the trip.
    c. Cistern Update
    S.W. Cole has been hired to complete the test boring on May 24.
    Jeff Berzinis is lined up to barge.
    There is a potential to need to adjust the cistern design to be able to pump test more easily. This could cost an additional $9,000. Jason will contact Darco and speak with the representative to try to get a better deal.
    d. Outside Lighting:
    No Update

  8. New Business:
  9. No New Business

  10. Other Business:
  11. Richard Howland promotes Jim Amuso to Captain for the IVFD. Congratulations!
    This position will put Jim just below the Assistant Chief in rank. Jim will help to facilitate scene control among other functions in the department.

  12. Monthly Agenda Items:
  13. a. Training
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015: 4:00PM
    Sutton Island- Wildland Training
    There is discussion about moving the wildland training to Sunday, May 24, 2015 so that more time can be spent on Sutton training. Jim would like to troubleshoot a scenario of pumping water uphill from the beach.
    A check & bleeder valve has been ordered to help facilitate this.
    There is also discussion about the salt water potentially killing plant life.
    b. Next Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015: 5:00pm

  14. Setting of Action Items
  15. Jason Pickering to contact Darco.
    Richard Howland and Katelyn Damon to plot out the cistern.
    Katelyn to continue to contact Daigle & Houghton.
    Katelyn to confirm test boring with S.W. Cole.

  16. Future Agenda Items
  17. Adjournment
  18. David Thomas moves to adjourn the meeting at 5:39pm. Jason Pickering seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes

Respectfully Submitted,
Katelyn Damon