GCIVFD Meeting Minutes 11/09/15

Date: November 09, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm Truck Checks- Meeting to follow
Location: Great Cranberry Island Fire Department

Attendance: 06

Richard Howland, Chief
Tom Powell, President
Jake Kuester, Vice President
Mike Westphal, Treasurer
Katelyn Damon, Secretary
Mark Alley

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 1701 by Tom Powell.
  2. Review Minutes from 10/1915.
  3. Richard Howland moves to accept the 10/19/15 meeting minutes as written. Mike Westphal seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. Checking Account Balance as of October $1,944.06 2015:
    $.08- Interest
    Checking account balance as of 11/09/15: $1,944.06
    Savings account balance as of 11/09/15: $21,119.44
    Total: $23,063.50
    Katelyn Damon moves to accept the treasurer’s report. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  6. Old Business:
  7. a. 501 (c) 3 Update:
    Katelyn needs to contact the Town’s Attorney to discuss how to create an auxiliary which will accept donations on behalf of the department. The auxiliary will cover both Islesford, and Great Cranberry Fire Departments keeping donations separate for each island.
    b. Thermostat Relocation Status
    Katelyn to contact NEH Plumbing and Heating about relocating the thermostat again.
    c. GCIVFD Pumper
    The pumper has been spec’d and the budgeted amount for 2016 is $250,000.
    d. GCIVFD Dry Hydrant
    Katelyn to contact Ben Moore in regard to the dry hydrant.
    e. Firestore vs. IPS-
    The GCIVFD will be using The Firestore for equipment purchases as well as Fire Tech and Safety of New England for Scott Air Pack purchases.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. Heat Pumps
    Katelyn to call Steven Stanley and request a quote from one of their workers who is working at the school on Cranberry.
    b. Turnout Gear Purchase
    Mike Westphal moves to approve to spend up to $9,000 of the Stephen and Tabitha King grant to purchase three sets of turnout gear for the GCIVFD. Richard Howland seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  10. Other Business
  11. Setting of Action Items
  12. Tom to speak with Sam Donald in regard to the 501 (c) 3 creation.
    Katelyn to call NEH Plumbing and Heating.
    Katelyn to call Ben Moore.
    Katelyn to sort out items ordered from IPS.
    Katelyn to work on obtaining a quote from Stephen Stanley.
    Katelyn to order turnout gear.

  13. Future Agenda Items
  14. a. Next Business Meeting:
    Monday, December 14, 2015: 4:30pm- Truck Checks to be followed by monthly meeting.
    b. Next training date:
    WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2015 3:00pm Cistern Training (IVFD)
    MONDAY, November 23, 2015 3:30pm Dry Hydrant Drafting (GCIVFD)

  15. Adjournment
  16. Richard Howland moves to adjourn the meeting at 5:26 pm. Mike Westphal seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Katelyn Damon