IVFD Meeting Minutes 11/11/15

Date: November 11, 2015
Time: 4:45 pm
Truck Checks- Followed by Monthly Meeting.
Location: Islesford Fire Station

Attendance: 07
Richard Howland, Chief
Jeremy Alley, Assistant Chief
David Thomas, President
Bruce Fernald, Vice President
Melissa Amuso, Treasurer
Katelyn Damon, Secretary
Jim Amuso, Captain

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 5:15 pm by David Thomas.
  2. Review Minutes from October 14, 2015:
  3. Jim Amuso moves to approve the meeting minutes from October 14, 2015 as written. Jeremy Alley seconds the motion. Vote; Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. Checking Account balance as of 11/11/15: $18,102.73
    David Thomas moves to approve the financial report as given. Bruce Fernald seconds the motion. Vote; Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  6. Old Business
  7. a. Air Compressor Purchase
    No Update
    b. Chain Purchase:
    No update; Cory Alley is not present.
    c. Driver Training:
    All EVOC certified drivers must meet with Richard ASAP to do a road course.
    d. Cistern Update:
    Goodwins to come back out and finish covering the cistern.
    Wrong dry hydrant connection was ordered. Storz connection has been ordered and will hopefully be available soon.
    Discussion on plumbing the tank to the well next to the tank.
    Ideas include hooking up a solar powered pump to feed directly into the cistern.
    e. Hose Testing
    Department needs to complete hose testing.
    November 18, 2015 will be date for hose testing.
    Katelyn to look into logistics and pricing on having 3rd party complete hose and ladder testing as it is becoming very burdensome for the IVFD to complete on volunteer basis.

      New Business:

      a .Porta-Tank Purchase
      Department remembers recall discussing purchasing a new porta-tank for the dept, but cannot recall the exact reason.
      Katelyn to speak with Jason Pickering in regard to the tank to try and remember the exact reasoning behind the purchase.
      Jeremy Alley moves to approve up to $2,000 to be spent on a porta-tank for the IVFD if Jason Pickering and Katelyn Damon deem it is necessary. David Thomas seconds the motion. Vote; Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
      b. 2016 Budget
      Katelyn shows the department the proposed 2016 budget. She has tried to cut costs wherever possible.
      One increase to the budget is a well that Selectman Richard Beal requested be added to the IVFD budget. This is estimated at costing $10,000.

    1. Other Business:
    2. Turnout Gear Purchase-
      The IVFD has roughly $10,000 in their equipment line for 2015.
      Katelyn suggests that the department update turnout gear for two members- Assistant Chief Jeremy Alley and firefighter Jason Pickering.
      Katelyn estimates that a new set of gear will cost roughly $2,500 plus shipping.
      Richard Howland moves to approve spending up to $6,000 on new turnout gear for two IVFD members. David Thomas seconds the motion. Vote; Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

    3. Monthly Agenda Items:
    4. 1. Training
      WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2015- 4:00pm
      Hose Testing
      2. MONDAY, December 28, 2015, 4:00pm-GCIVFD- Response Training- How to respond upon the receipt of an alarm.
      General overview of response procedures- to include: Radio Communications, Apparatus staging, Scene Size-up, hose placement and general initial attack discussion.
      3. Next Meeting Date:
      December 09, 2015: 4:45 pm IVFD
      December 14, 2015: 4:30pm GCIVFD

    5. Setting of Action Items
    6. Finish Cistern
      Storz Connection
      Air Compressor
      Driver Training
      Hose/ Ladder Testing Estimates
      Porta- Tank
      Turnout Gear
      Send M. Amsuo Bills

    7. Future Agenda Items
    8. Adjournment
    9. Katelyn Damon moves to adjourn the meeting at 5:57 pm. Richard Howland seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes

    Respectfully Submitted,
    Katelyn Damon