IVFD Minutes February 2, 2015

Date: February 2, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Islesford Fire Station

Attendance: 08
David Thomas, President
Bruce Fernald, Vice President
Katelyn Damon, Secretary
Rick Alley
Jim Amuso
Nick Hadlock
Jason Pickering
Ted Spurling

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 4:38 pm by David Thomas.
  2. Review Minutes from January 14, 2015:
  3. David Thomas moves to approve the meeting minutes from January 14, 2015. Ted Spurling seconds the motion. Vote; Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. None Given

  6. Old Business
  7. a. Cistern Warrant Article
    Katelyn Damon updates the department about the progression of the warrant article for the town report. Everything is in place for the article to go into the report on the 2015 warrant for a vote on March 14, 2015.
    b. Cistern Decision- Which company are we going with?
    David Thomas moves to approve the use of the Darco tank at a cost of $42,000 for the IVFD cistern project. Jim Amuso seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.
    Katelyn is to come up with pictures for inclusion in the town report.
    Logistical discussion takes place; test hole pits are discussed. Backhoe would be cheapest but most invasive way to test for ledge.
    Other options discussed- such as Sonar testing or pneumatic drill testing.
    Katelyn is to look into less invasive ways to complete test holes for ledge.
    Discussion about anchoring systems for the tank depending on water table. Concrete slab needed if water table rises to half the tank height or greater.
    Katelyn is asked to contact Kevin Bland to discuss pump testing and how that would work from the cistern.
    c. Propane Update
    The new tank was turned on on 2/2/15.
    d. 2015 Budget Update
    Nothing new to report.
    e. Recall Update:
    Greenwood is working on getting a technician to the island.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. Motion to remove Allan McCormick from IVFD Bank Account as treasurer.
    David Thomas moves to remove Allan McCormick as treasurer from the Islesford Volunteer Fire Department checking account with bank number 77708707, held at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Jason Pickering seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    b. David Thomas moves to add Melissa Amuso as treasurer to the Islesford Volunteer Fire Department checking account with bank number 77708707, held at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Ted Spurling seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    Other Business:

  10. Monthly Agenda Items:
  11. a. Truck Checks; Katelyn & Nick.
    b. Training
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    Salvage & Overhaul
    c. Next Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015; 4:30pm

  12. Setting of Action Items
  13. Katelyn to find pictures of Darco tank for town report.
    Katelyn to contact Kevin Bland about pump testing.
    David and Bruce to sign paperwork to get M. Amuso added to bank account.
    Katelyn to look for alternative ways to dig test holes.

  14. Future Agenda Items
  15. Outside Lighting

  16. Adjournment
  17. David Thomas moves to adjourn the meeting at 5:33pm. Jim Amsuo seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes

Respectfully Submitted,
Katelyn Damon