Board Meeting Minutes – November 12, 2019

Time:  6:00pm
Date:   Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Place: Station 1

Call to Order – Meeting begins at 6:15 pm.

Roll Call – Dana Cotnoir, Ben Martello, Sean Mecham, Danielle Hagemo, Chief Joe Calnan (via computer) and Office Manager Lisa Gottula.

Pledge of Allegiance

Sign Minutes

October 8, 2019 Regular Board Meeting

Ben Martello moves to approve the minutes.  Danielle Hagemo seconds.  All in favor.  [00:01:08]


            Pay bills in the amount of $ 41,235.83

            Discussion regarding adding a check for Medicare.  The new total is $42,960.16.  Danielle Hagemo moves to accept the bills.  Ben Martello seconds.  All in favor. [00:09:46]

Correspondence – none

Staff Reports

            Chief’s Report – Chief reports on upcoming Christmas party on December 6.

            IAFF Local 4654 Report – Nothing to report.

Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

Old Business – none

New Business

Hiring Update & Discussion – Chief Calnan updates the board on the hiring process.  Discussion regarding scoring of applicants.  Danielle Hagemo moves to suspend the hiring process indefinitely.  Ben Martello seconds.  All in favor.  [00:34:22]

Ambulance Billing Rates Adjustment – Sean Mecham moves to accept the response billing fee schedule as presented, and provide authority to Fire Chief for routine medication fee changes as costs fluctuate.  Danielle Hagemo seconds.  All in favor.  [00:42:26]

Duty and Wildland Apparatus Purchases – Discussion regarding apparatus replacement schedule.  Sean Mecham moves to approve a $70,000 project for a duty truck and allocate $10,000 to repair 816.  Danielle Hagemo seconds.  All in favor.  [01:04:37]

Excess Property – Tabled

Holiday Parade – Information only


            Deposits in the amount of – Cash: $ 9,787.25

         Electronic: $ 39,760.80

Good of the Order


            Ben Martello moves to adjourn at 7:21 pm. [01:07:17]