Board Meeting Minutes – July 9, 2019

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

Call to Order

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

Pledge of Allegiance

Sign Minutes

June 11, 2019 Regular Board Meeting

Nate Evans moves to accept the minutes as written.  Sean Mecham seconds.  All in favor.  [00:01:05]


            Pay bills in the amount of $ 56,623.84

            Nate Evans moves to pay the bills in the above amount.  Sean Mecham seconds.  All in favor.  [00:01:53]

Correspondence – Thank you letters to Ryan Schnee.

Staff Reports

            Chief’s Report – Chief Calnan discusses New Member orientation, training, audit, negotiations, ambulance billing, master plan and resident firefighters.

            IAFF Local 4654 Report – none

Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda – none

Old Business

New Business

FY2019 Budget Revision 2 – Disucssion regarding proposed budget revisions, as well as adding money into the mitigation line item.  Discussion regarding mitigation.  Nate Evans moves to accept budget revision two, including $15,000 for mitigation.  Sean Mecham seconds.  All in favor.  [00:45:18]

Collective Bargaining Agreement Negotiations – Discussion regarding proposed new pay structure.  Nate Evans moves to open articles 10 and 11.  Sean Mecham seconds.  All in favor.  [00:54:05]

Property & Casualty Insurance Renewal – Chief Calnan recommends accepting the optional one year extension.  Nate Evans moves to accept VFIS insurance coverage for 2019-2020.  Sean Mecham seconds. All in favor.  [00:56:26]

Response Billing Rates – Sean Mecham moves to accept the billing fee schedule as proposed.  Nate Evans seconds.  All in favor.  [01:03:25]

Ambulance 4273 Excess/Disposal – Discussion regarding history of 4273.  Sean Mecham moves to excess ambulance 4273, and auction or sell using the most beneficial method.

Medicare Paperwork – Discussion regarding Medicare billing that will probably have to be written off. 


            Deposits in the amount of – Cash: $ 50,080.61

         Electronic: $ 1,139.23

Good of the Order

            Board membership should be included on the August agenda.  Discussion regarding MRFD hiring process.        


            Nate Evans moves to adjourn at 7:26 pm. [01:24:46]