November 19, 2014/UNAPPROVED

I.                    Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

II.                 Pledge to the flag.

III.               Roll Call: John Boyd, Michele Graham, Elizabeth Carr, John Brockway, and Greg Babbitt. Susan Sikkema was absent.

IV.              Additions to Agenda: None

V.                 Approval of Agenda: Moved by Michele Graham, supported by Greg Babbitt to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

VI.              Approval of  Minutes: Moved by Greg Babbitt, supported by Michele Graham to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

VII.            Treasurer’s Report: Report accepted as given and entered into the official record.

VIII.         Approval of the Bills: Moved by Michele Graham, supported by Greg Babbitt to approve the Fire Department bills in the amount of $11,609.46 and the First Responders bills in the amount of $2,561.56. Roll Call: Boyd-yes, Graham-yes, Carr-yes, Brockway-yes, Babbitt-yes. Motion carried.

IX.              Brief  Public Comment: None

X.                 Old Business: Aptitude Test-Nothing has been set up yet. The City of Big Rapids has a test their candidates take at Michigan Works. It costs $50.00. We would need to create a hiring SOG. It should probably include a criminal test, aptitude test, and meetings attendance test.

XI.              New Business:

1.      Fire Chief’s Report: The Christmas Banquet will be December 17th at 7:00 p.m. The tire gauges replacement cost is $550.00. Another pager was lost. We need to call the insurance company.

2.      Safety and Training Report: There were no injuries. The SCBA Training is done. Meceola Dispatch is writing a dual grant for radios. If the grant is received there will eventually be a $50/ radio annual fee. There are two in Fire Officer Pre-Requisites. The training is $175.00/student and $160.00 for books. The invoices should arrive in January or February.

XII.            Maintenance Report: Everything is working other than replacing the tire gauges.

XIII.         MFR Report: The next disbursement will be $1,053.83. There were 36 calls since the last meeting. We may be required to keep Epi-pens on the truck.

XIV.         Recording of Truck Expenditures: We need to develop a form for each truck to track expenditures for that truck or put a sub accounts under Truck Repair that would record the expenses for each truck.

XV.           Brief Public Comment: None

XVI.         Correspondence: None

XVII.      Adjournment: 7:55 p.m.

Elizabeth G Carr


Austin Twp Clerk