IVFD Minutes February 08, 2014


IVFD Meeting Minutes

Date: February 12, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM (Firehouse Clean-Up)
Location: Islesford Fire Station
Attendance: 10

Richard Howland, Chief
Jeremy Alley, Assistant Chief
David Thomas, President
Bruce Fernald, Vice President
Allan McCormick, Treasurer
Katelyn Damon, Secretary
Rick Alley
James Amuso
Elliott Hadlock
Nick Hadlock

  1. Meeting called to order by David Thomas at 4:41pm.
  2. Review Minutes from February 08, 2014. Jim Amuso moves to accept the meeting minutes from February 08, 2013. Jeremy Alley seconds the motion. Vote; Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
  3. Financial Report:
  4. Checking Account Balance as of December 2013: $21,590.23
    $47.02- Database Systems Corp- January Bill
    No income to report.
    Account Balance as of January 2013 $21,543.21
    Town Reserve as of 2/12/14: $18,283.50
    David Thomas moves to accept the financial report as written. Bruce Fernald seconds the motion. Vote; Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  5. Old Business
  6. Cistern:
    David Thomas will measure the site when it is warmer. 75ft is the length of two tanks end to end.
    Katelyn is requested to ask Ben Moore to look at the site when he is out to deal with the trash.

  7. New Business
  8. a. Opening of Bids for Old Engine-1
    Bid #1- $1,800
    Bid #2- $1,500
    Bid #3- $1,510
    Katelyn Damon moves to accept the bid of $1,800 for the purpose of selling the old Engine-1, as is where is. Bruce Fernald seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    Update: The buyer for engine-1 at $1,800 was contacted on 2/9/14. He stated that he had forgot about placing this bid and did not want the truck. The truck was then offered to the next highest bidder at $1,510, this bidder accepted and the payment has been received.
    b. Election of Officers:
    Assistant Chief
    Vice President
    Bruce Fernald moves to nominate the slate as previously held. David Thomas seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    IVFD Officers for 2014:
    Richard Howland- Chief
    Jeremy Alley- Assistant Chief
    David Thomas- President
    Bruce Fernald- Vice President
    Allan McCormick- Treasurer
    Katelyn Damon- Secretary
    c. Joint TV Purchase with CIRS for Firehouse
    Katelyn Damon suggests to the department that they purchase a TV for the firehouse. This will allow the department to conduct training without having to borrow the INH projector and hang a sheet.
    Katelyn presents a couple of options:
    42”- LG LED TV $449
    40”- Samsung LED SmartTv- $449.
    The department thinks that both of these options are too small. After a brief search on Amazon, the department decides on a 50” Samsung LED SmartTV for $689, with a $50 mount.
    Bruce Fernald moves to buy a 50” Samsung LED HDTV for the price of $739 with appropriate mount the cost is to be split with the Cranberry Isles Rescue Service. Nick Hadlock seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    d. SCBA Purchase
    Richard Howland explains to the department that there is a good deal available through IPS so that the department can update their packs from 2.2s to 4.5s. The current packs are up for flow testing and this would be a good time to order the used packs from IPS instead of spending the money to get the current packs flow tested.
    Katelyn explains that there are used packs available at $1,000 each plus $200 for a used cylinder that has about 5 years life left.
    Richard would like the department to order 6 packs and 12 bottles for a total of $8,400.
    There is discussion about how this purchase could offset the potential for the cistern to be able to be installed.
    The department currently has $20,000 in reserve and $18,000 in their checking account.
    David Thomas moves to purchase 6 Scott 4.5 airpacks at $1,000 each and 12 bottles at $200 each. Jeremy Alley seconds the motion. Vote Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  9. Monthly Agenda Items
  10. a. Truck Checks; February: Jim & Richard
    b. Training
    Wednesday, February 19, 2014: History and Orientation to the Fire Service with the Great Cranberry Island Fire Department.

  11. Other Business:
  12. Richard Howland would like to hold an optional night time training March to work under the lights of Engine-1.
    Monthly training in March is set to be Firefighters Qualification and Safety.

  13. Setting of Action Items
  14. Richard Howland will work on coordinating a night time training in March.
    Katelyn will order the TV if the CIRS is agreeable to helping to purchase it.
    Katelyn will order the SCBA.
    Nick will contact the winner of the bids for old Engine-1.
    Richard and Jim will complete their monthly truck and facility checks.

  15. Future Agenda Items:
  16. Cistern update

  17. Adjournment
  18. David Thomas moves to adjourn the meeting at 1720. Katelyn Damon seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

Respectfully Submitted,
Katelyn Damon
-Firehouse clean up follows the meeting.