IVFD Meeting Minutes 7/13/16

Date: July 13, 2016
Time: 4:30 pm
Truck Checks- Followed by Monthly Meeting.
Location: Islesford Fire Station

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

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 1708 by David Thomas.
  2. Review Minutes from June 08, 2016:
  3. Jim Amuso moves to approve the meeting minutes from June 08, 2016 as written. David Thomas seconded the motion. Vote; Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. Checking account balance as of 6/12/16: $14,875.77
    Checking account balance as of 7/13/16:
    David Thomas moves to approve the treasurer’s report as written. Richard
    Howland seconded the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  6. Old Business
  7. a. Driver Training:
    Jason is left to drive.
    b. Cistern Update
    Sarah Corson approached Katelyn about finding the hole for the Maypole. The department discusses how to search for the hole that was covered during the cistern project.
    Jim Amuso believes that there may be measurements for the hole at the INH. He will look for those.
    There is discussion about landscaping fabric and how to get rid of it.
    It is suggested to give it to Diaz in trade for some landscaping work at the cistern.
    There is also discussion about returning the landscaping fabric to EBS.
    c. 501 (c)3 Creation
    Katelyn has reached out to Dan Pitman for next steps now that all directors have reviewed the 501(c)3 documents.
    d. Accountability Tags
    No Update
    e. IVFD Well
    Katelyn has a copy of the septic plan for the firehouse which includes the addition of an attached town office.
    Katelyn needs to review the plan and move forward from there.
    f. Truck Service Testing June 13-15.
    Service testing was completed. Biggest findings were that one battery on the tanker was not charging properly.
    Katelyn ordered three new batteries for the tanker, as all need to be replaced at one time.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. IVFD Ladder/ Hose/ Pump Testing- 7/15/16
    Annual testing is set for 7/15/16.
    Plan is to meet at the IVFD at 0630 that day to ready the department to barge of the truck for the day.
    The barge will be at Islesford at about 0730 with a return trip planned for 1500 from NEH that day.
    b. Sump Pump Purchase
    There is discussion about purchasing a sump pump for the standpipe at the cistern.
    The group decides to experiment with sump pumps on island and generators available to know what kind of combination of pump/ generator is needed to best refill the cistern.
    Other Business:

  10. Monthly Agenda Items:
  11. a. Training
    WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016, 4:30pm -GCIVFD- Dry Hydrant Training
    b. Next meeting date:
    Monday August 08, 2016- 4:30pm GCIVFD
    Wednesday August 10, 2016- 4:30pm IVFD

  12. Setting of Action Items
  13. a. Driver Training!
    b. 501(c)3
    c. Accountability Tags
    d. Maypole
    e. Pump/ Hose/ Ladder Testing

  14. Future Agenda Items
  15. Adjournment
  16. David Thomas moves to adjourn the meeting at 1735. Katelyn Damon seconded the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes

Respectfully Submitted,
Katelyn Damon