Board Meeting Minutes – April 9, 2019

Time:  6:00pm
Date:   Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Place: Station 1

Call to Order – Meeting begins at 6:10 pm.

Roll Call – Dana Cotnoir, Nate Evans, Ben Martello, Chief Joe Calnan, Office Manager Lisa Gottula present.  Jon Mathews, Sean Mecham absent.

Pledge of Allegiance

Sign Minutes

March 12, 2019 Regular Board Meeting – Nate Evans moves to accept the minutes as written.  Ben Martello seconds.  All in favor.  [00:01:29]

March 19, 2019 Special Board Meeting – Ben Martello moves to accept the minutes as written.  Nate Evans seconds.  All in favor.  [00:01:57]


            Pay bills in the amount of $ 81,522.07 – Discussion regarding propane, grants, wildland supplies and apparatus maintenance.  Ben Martello moves to approve claims in the above amount.  Nate Evans seconds.  All in favor.  [00:09:30]

Correspondence – Thank you card from the Northern Rockies Training Center for assistance with a class.  Thank you letter from Sheriff McDermott regarding Wade Palmer incident.

Staff Reports

            Chief’s Report – Chief Calnan reviews his written report.  He includes information about a Ready! Set! Go! Award for Excellence awarded to the department in recognition of the mitigation program.

            IAFF Local 4654 Report – President Mel Holtz reports that the union is ready for negotiations.  He reports on the progress of a firefighter health and safety bill.

Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda – none

Old Business

            Ambulance Billing Contract – Discussion regarding proposals.  Nate Evans moves to accept Chief’s recommendation to take on Pintler Billing.  Ben Martello seconds.  All in favor. [00:40:32]

New Business

            Excess Property – Continuing inventory cleanup.  Ben Martello moves to excess property as presented.  Nate Evans seconds.  All in favor. [00:42:11]


            Deposits in the amount of – Cash: $ 0

         Electronic: $ 54,568.84

Good of the Order – none

Adjournment – Nate Evans moves to adjourn at 6:53 pm.  [00:42:52]