February 2011 Fire Commissioner Meeting Minutes

Board of Fire Commissioners
Notes of Regular Meeting held, February 17, 2011
Note: These notes become official when approved at a subsequent meeting.

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners was called to order at 1307hours by Commissioner Mycock, Field and B. Nailor.

Fire Commissioner Mycock read the requirements of open meeting law information

Recording- Two district members recording and the Fire District

Public Comments:
• Concern on land owners paying for legal expenses
• Concern with conflict of interest laws
• Concern why we did not hire a third call firefighter
• Concern with Firefighter sick leave and overtime
Fire Chief Report:
• Activity Reports- approximately 54 incidents for the month of January 2010
• Increase from last years incidents, each month by two to three incidents
• 38 incidents are ambulance runs, 27 incidents were fire related
Old Business:

• Budget- 55% Labor and Salaries spent, 68% of the operational budget spent
• Fire Chief concerned with a few line items: telephone, internet and legal expenses
• FY 2010 appropriations possibilities, closing out federal safety grant, Communication Equipment, and thermal imaging camera possibly transferring funds from one to another
• Will have another FY 2012 Budget to have the budget ready for March meeting, also will have annual report due.
• Comstar reports
• Two Call firefighters were hired, Firefighter Douglas Williamson, and Firefighter Peter Emerson
• Additional personnel: Would like to hire one provisional/temporary firefighter/EMT position

New Business:
• Motion made by Fire Commissioner Nailor to hire one provisional/temporary firefighter/ EMT
• Staffing information, Fire Chief would like more time to complete the task.

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to go into executive session for the purpose of discussion of pending litigations and union negotiation and will not convene in public forum after executive session. Motion was seconded, motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted:
Board of Fire Commissioners