November 2010 Fire Commissioners Meeting Minutes

Board of Fire Commissioners
Notes of Regular Meeting held, November 18, 2010
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 1304hours by Commissioner Mycock, Field and B. Nailor. Also in attendance: Treasurer/clerk Agnes Murray, Amy Kates, Cindy and James Gardner, Ruth Pierce, Barbara Tressier, Bill Tressier, Jessica Grassetti, Thomas Hadley, FF Jayne Pierce, Lt. W. McNamara, J. Geggatt, Mrs. Lowe, David Nailor

Fire Commissioner Field made a motion to approve October minutes of the meeting

Public Comments:
Questions on Freedom Hall
Thanking the Board of Fire Commissioners
Questions on staffing
Questions on legal expenses
Response to some of the questions- Fire Commissioners are legally tied following legal counsel, and on staffing we are concerned and looking into this matter
Member stating that their was a Firefighter Injured at the 721 Old Post Road

Recording- Three district members recording and the Fire District

Fire Chief Report:
• Activity Reports- approximately 59 incidents ahead from last year
• Rehab of Engine 263 is in on going
• Outstanding appropriations FY 05 communications
• Fire Commissioner Nailor stating good job at 721 Old Post Road fire and at the PIA and Fire Commissioner Nailor stating that she is very proud of this department.
• Christmas in Cotuit, December 4, 2010- approximately two hundred pounds of chili made last year, will try to make three pounds of Fire House Chili this year.

Old Business:

• Budget- 32% Labor and Salaries spent, 49% of the operational budget spent
• Truck committee is tabled until January
• Review of the August minutes- will bring it back for reconsideration, Fire Commissioner Mycock will make the amendment and make a motion to accept the new amendment

New Business:

• Freedom Hall- Board of Fire Commissioners stating they have nothing to do with Freedom Hall, Fire Chief stating that the fire department has the right to do Annual inspections for safety and well being of the district members
• EMS software Imagine trend has been ordered
• Clean room- EMS supplies- would like to remove the cabinets and place bins so we know what we have for minimums and maximums

Respectfully Submitted:
Board of Fire Commissioners