Cotuit Fire District – Board of Fire Commissioners
Notice of meetings of District Department and all District Boards
As required by Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009 which amends MGL Chapter 30 A
August 15, 2013 Fire Commissioners Meeting Minutes
Fire Commissioner Mycock opened Fire Commissioners meeting at 1304
Fire Commissioner Mycock, Nailor and Field present at meeting
Fire Commissioners Nailor made a motion to accept the minutes of Fire Commissioners Meeting of March 14, 2013, seconded by Fire Commissioner Mycock, motion carried. Fire Commissioner Field was did not vote was not present at the March 14, 2013 Fire Commissioners Meeting.
Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to accept March 28, 2013 Fire Commissioner Meeting, seconded by Fire Commissioner Nailor, Fire Commissioner Field was not present at this meeting. Motion carried.
Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to accept the April 22, 2013 Fire Commissioner meeting, a legal transcript from an stenographer- motion tabled to next meeting, Fire Commissioner Field did not have the change to read transcript to vote on minutes. Postponed to next Fire Commissioners meeting.
Fire Commissioner Mycock made motion to accept May 14, 2013 seconded by Fire Commissioner Field motion carried.
Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to accept May 31, 2013 Fire Commissioners Field seconded by Fire Commissioner Field motion Carried.
Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to accept July 18, 2013 seconded by Fire Commissioner Nailor motion carried. Fire Commissioner Field was not present at meeting.
Recording meeting: Barbara Trainor-Tessier
No public comment
Fire Chief’s Report:
Fire and Rescue activities have increased approximately 53 calls from last year.
Fy 13 Budget is still has been completed and being prepared to the Fire Chief from Treasurer.
New assistant treasurer will furnish budget at next meeting.
Fire Chief is concerned with ambulance, looking to replace one year sooner then estimated time frame.
Fire Chief asking permission of the Fire Commissioner to hire two additional Call Firefighters for a total of 10 Call Firefighters.
Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to hire two additional Call Firefighters as soon as possible.
Fire Commissioners Mycock is concerned with making sure that all call firefighters is getting enough time on the job to utilize them more.
Letter will go out to the Union to start contract negotiation in September 2013 from the Board of Fire Commissioners.
Firefighter Shane Clark will be at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy starting his nine-week program in September 2013.
Fire Chief would like the Board of Fire Commissioners bring forward to the union a possible provisional position until Firefighters return to work from Academy, sick leave and Line of Duty Injury.
Needs to be replaced in the near future, looking for bids on the HVAC and make up of a new system- in process
Ambulance 262 -needs to be replaced next year, will study this with a proposal on going
Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to go into executive session has it is the best interest of the fire district to discuss the fire chief’s contract. Seconded by Fire Commissioner Nailor motion carried.
Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion stating that the Fire Commissioners will go into executive session and will not reconvene into public session.