MECOSTA/AUSTIN FIRE BOARD

MAY 21, 2014 / UNAPPROVED

I.                   Meeting called to Order: 7:10 p.m.

 

II.                 Pledge to the Flag

 

III.              Roll call: John Boyd, Michele Graham, Elizabeth Carr, Susan Sikkema

Absent: John Brockway, Greg Babbitt.

 

IV.              Addition to Agenda: Motion to add under Old Business (2) SOG 48 – Standard operating guidelines, and under New Business (5) credit card, motion was made by Graham, 2nd by Carr.

 

Approved – 4                       Unapproved – 0             Motion carried.

 

V.                Approval of the agenda: Motion to approve the agenda with the additions made by Graham, 2nd by Carr.

Approved – 4                       Unapproved – 0             Motion carried.

 

VI.              Approval of March 2014 minutes with correction made by Graham, 2nd by Carr.

 

Approved – 4                       Unapproved – 0           Motion carried.

 

VII.           Treasurers Report: Accepted as given and entered into the official record.   Motion was made to roll $6,116.89 which was left in 2013-2014 budget due to changing insurance into the 2014-2015 budget by Graham, 2nd by Carr.

 

Roll call: Boyd – yes, Graham – yes, Carr-yes, Sikkema – yes.  Motion carried.

 

VIII.         Approval of the Bills:  Motion to approve the bills in the amount $18,186.29 by Graham, 2nd by Carr.

Roll call: Boyd – yes, Graham – yes, Carr – yes, Sikkema – yes.  Motion carried.

 

IX.              Brief Public Comment: none

X.                 Old Business:

1.     Yearend settlement: Was addressed under Treasurer’s report.

2.     SOG 48 – Standard Operating Procedure/Guidelines: Ron Palmer is working on completing an addendum to the SOG and will bring to the July Board Meeting.

 

XI.              New Business:

1.     Fire Chiefs Report: Grass Rig hose needs replacing, $400.00.  The Fire Hall roof received ice damage over the winter and Chief Bell will get some estimates and have it repaired.  A pager was lost, Carr will check with the insurance company to see if it’s covered.  Replacement cost is around $500.00.

 

2.     Safety & Training Report: No reported injuries.

Company Officer Training will be completed in about 2 weeks.

The MFR education training is completed.

 

3.     Maintenance Report: New Grass Rig is now in service.

The pump for Tender 3-22 is back and will be installed this week-end.  Complete report will be filed with the minutes.

 

4.     MFR Report: 1st Responder reported they responded to a personal injury on Northland & 8 mile.  Ron Palmer stated that with their new equipment they were able to have the vehicles tore apart and victims removed in about 15 minutes. This was a bad accident which involved deaths.  They performed their job with caring and professionalism and with the speed which was needed.  Also the responders/firemen are working with the Regional Stress Management Team to help them mentally cope with the aftermath of the accident.

 

5.     Credit/Debit card:  Motion was made by Sikkema, 2nd by Graham to have Carr contact Isabella Bank and get a credit card set up for the fire department up to $1,500.00.

 

Roll call: Boyd –yes, Graham – yes, Carr – yes, Sikkema – yes.   Motion carried.

 

XII.            Brief public Comment: None

XIII.         Announcements: None

XIV.         Correspondence: None

XV.           Adjournment:  Meeting was adjourned 8:40 p.m.

 

Susan Sikkema

Mecosta Twp. Clerk