GCIVFD Meeting Minutes 12/14/15

Date: December 14, 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
Branden Stubbs

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 1644 by Tom Powell.
  2. Review Minutes from 11/09/15.
  3. Richard Howland moves to accept the 11/09/15 meeting minutes as written. Jake Kuester seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. Checking Account Balance as of November 2015 $1,944.14 :
    Expenses: $0
    $500 Maine Coast Community Foundation
    $.08- Interest (Checking)
    $1.27- Interest (Savings)
    Checking account balance as of 11/30/15: $1,944.14
    Savings account balance as of 11/30/15: $21,670.70
    Total: $23,614.84
    Katelyn Damon moves to accept the treasurer’s report. Jake Kuester seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  6. Old Business:
  7. a. 501 (c) 3 Update:
    Katelyn has been into contact with the Town’s attorney and is waiting for a response.
    b. Thermostat Relocation Status
    This project has been completed.
    c. GCIVFD Pumper
    The pumper project is moving forward, it is in the budget and Katelyn will draft a warrant article.
    d. GCIVFD Dry Hydrant
    This project will be completed in the spring.
    e. Firestore vs. IPS-
    Katelyn is working on putting together a list of ordered items to cancel with IPS.
    f. Heat Pump
    Quote came in at $5,600.
    Katelyn will work on getting a timeline for the completion of the work.
    Katelyn to work on an RFP for updating the insulation at the GCIVFD.
    g. Turnout Gear Purchase
    Katelyn is working to order three sets of gear for the GCIVFD with grant funds as well as 3 sets of gear for the IVFD with town funds.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. Updated Training Schedule
    Katelyn hands out an updated training schedule which moves OSHA to February 6, 2016 at Islesford from 8-1130.

  10. Other Business
  11. Katelyn presents a 5 year plan for the TCI fire departments to the GCIVFD members present.

  12. Setting of Action Items
  13. a. Katelyn to order turnout gear.
    b. IPS
    c. Diesel solution- storing fuel at the salt/ sand shed?
    d. Heat Pump timeline
    e. Update dry hydrant permitting

  14. Future Agenda Items
  15. Next Business Meeting:
  16. Monday, February 8, 2015- 4:30pm GCIVFD

  17. Next Training Date:
  18. MONDAY, January 18, 2015, 3:00pm- GCIVFD Hose Operations

  19. Adjournment

Richard Howland moves to adjourn the meeting at 5:08 pm. Jake Kuester seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Katelyn Damon