GCIVFD Meeting Minutes November 17, 2014


Date: November 10, 2014
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Great Cranberry Island Fire Department

Attendance: 10

Tyler Kuester, Chief
Tom Powell, President
Michael Westphal, Treasurer
Katelyn Damon, Secretary
Mark Alley
Mike Justa
Jake Kuester
Tyler Kuester
Becca Powell
Karin Whitney
Phil Whitney

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 4:30 pm by Tom Powell.
  2. Review Minutes from 10/13/14:
  3. Phil Whitney moves to approve the meeting minutes from October 13, 2014. Michael Westphal seconds the motion. Vote; Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. Checking Account Balance as of November 2014: $1273.27
    $246.99 to Blair Colby for starter repairs on Engine 1 (White Truck)
    Checking account balance as of November 2014: $1273.27
    Savings account balance as of September 2014: $4321.57
    $105- Donations
    Phil Whitney moves to accept the treasurer’s report. Katelyn Damon seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  6. Old Business:
  7. a. Fundraising Letter
    Only one address was wrong- Cranberry Club. Mike will find correct address.
    Katelyn and Becca finalized the letter. Letter was one week late going out due to power outage.
    b. Budget Update
    Katelyn has no news to give on the budget.
    Department is still hoping to knock down the numbers that are asked for from the town based on funds raised.
    c. Fire Extinguisher Delivery by Santa Claus
    Extinguishers to be delivered to year round residents on 12/13/14- day of Ladies Aid Fair.
    Mark is to drive the ambulance around with Santa (Peter Eldridge) and Tyler to houses for delivery.
    Flyer to go with extinguishers outlining basic use and advertising training classes for spring/ summer of 2015.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. CPR class dates? What works best for you?
    December 18, 1615 start time. $35/ per person. To be paid out of training budget with the town.
    b. GCIVFD Winterization
    Fans: Quote for wiring and installing fans from Reggie Sanborn.
    Window Plastic: Katelyn is to obtain window plastic before the December 08 meeting. Bring hair dryers to the meeting for installation of plastic.
    Trucks- Tank Saver: Tyler and Blair to have one on one training session to put tanks saver in Engine 1.
    Mike Westphal to investigate leak under front door.
    Charlie from NEH Plumbing and Heating. Mike to find out when thermostat will be moved.
    c. Ramp upgrade for Ambulance (3rd bay)
    Katelyn has spoken to Blair and he will be providing a quote for fixing the ramp into the small bay for the ambulance.

  10. Other Business:
  11. Chimney cleaning sign up at Store/ Post Office:
    Becca Powell to make a sign up sheet. Tom to hang sign up sheet at store/ post office.
    Sign up for Tyler and Jake Kuester to clean chimney’s for free as service of GCIVFD.

  12. Setting of Action Items
  13. Katelyn to speak with Reggie about obtaining quote for installing fans at GCIVFD.
    Katelyn to get plastic to cover windows at GCIVFD.
    Mike to contact Charlie Wheeler about moving thermostat.
    Tyler & Blair to put tank saver in Engine 1.
    Becca and Tom to make and hang signs for chimney sweeping.
    Mike to fix the door at the GCIVFD.
    Katelyn to coordinate with Jim Wilmerding to host a CPR class on Cranberry.

  14. Future Agenda Items
  15. Budget

  16. Next Business Meeting:
  17. Monday, December 08, 2014; 1630

  18. Next training date:
  19. Thursday, December 18, 2014: CPR Class.

  20. Adjournment
  21. Tyler Kuester moves to adjourn the meeting at 1715. Mike Westphal seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    Hand Tools familiarization training to follow monthly meeting.

Respectfully Submitted,

Katelyn Damon