GCIVFD Meeting Minutes 10/24/16

Date: October 24, 2016
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Great Cranberry Island Fire Department

Attendance: 06

Richard Howland, Chief
Thomas Powell, President (Lewis Powell)
Jake Kuester, Vice President
Mike Westphal, Treasurer
Katelyn Damon, Secretary
Mark Alley, Firefighter

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 1634 by Thomas Powell.
  2. Review Minutes from 09/12/16
  3. Richard Howland moves to accept the September 12, 2016 meeting minutes as written. Jake Kuester seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. Checking & Savings Account Balance as of 9/12/16: $12,954.33
    $1500- Rodman & Susan Ward
    $200- Jim & Gigi Garnett
    Checking account balance as of 10/10/16: 10,753.33
    Savings account balance as of 10/10/16: 3901.59
    Total: $14654.92
    Katelyn Damon moves to accept the treasurer’s report. Richard Howland seconded the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  6. Old Business:
  7. a. 501 (c) 3 Update:
    No Update
    b. GCIVFD Pumper
    Katelyn to email Chris Champagne for an update.
    Katelyn to call Jeff Berzinis about barging.
    There is talk about a group that will travel to Brunswick to review the truck.
    c. Dry Hydrant-
    The hydrant needs to be painted black.
    The group would like to get some snow flags to mark the hydrants position.
    The department needs to train on the new hydrant as well.
    d. Old Bay Modification Update
    There is discussion on bay modifications.
    Stephen Stanley is going to install the new heat pump as soon as they can get a barge.
    Once the heat pump is installed the bay will need to be cleared out so that the ambulance will fit.
    The chair rack will go to the ladies aid.

  8. New Business:
  9. 2017 Budget Planning
    Katelyn as added $15,000 to each Zone 1 (GCI) and Zone 2 (LCI) fire department budgets for purchase of a cascade system for refilling air tanks.
    Katelyn hopes to be able to use some reserve funds for the purchase of the system.
    Katelyn has also added $6,000 to regrade the apron in front of the new ambulance bay.
    GCIVFD Smart TV & Router Purchase
    Discussion on purchase of smart tv and router for GCIVFD.
    Tom suggests calling Fairpoint to request a new modem that has wifi capabilities.
    Tom will look into Smart TVs.
    Katelyn Damon moves to spend up to $600 on a 50” Smart TV with mounting hardware for the department. Richard Howland seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  10. Other Business
  11. PPC 8 vs. PPC 9:
    A concerned citizen has written a memo in regard to the department’s progress on achieving an ISO rating.
    Katelyn distributes handouts of the memo which include models for distributing water to a fire, as well as needed fire flow for different structures on GCI.

  12. Setting of Action Items
  13. Katelyn to contact Jeff Berzinis.
    Ambulance bay to be cleaned.
    2017 budget work.

  14. Future Agenda Items
  15. a. Next Business Meeting:
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016- 4:30pm IVFD
    Monday, November 14 2016- 4:30pm GCIVFD
    The department opts to train and perform truck checks on 11/14/16.
    Monday, December 12, 2016- 4:30pm GCIVFD
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016- 4:30pm IVFD
    b. Next Training Date
    Monday, November 14, 2016, 4:30pm, GCIVFD- Dry Hydrant Training

  16. Adjournment
  17. Richard Howland moves to adjourn the meeting at 1721. Jake Kuester seconded the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    Truck Checks followed.

Respectfully Submitted,
Katelyn Damon