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4720 Carey Station Road
Greensboro, GA 30642

Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

June 12, 2018

Attendance:   Jeff Harden, Dave Vickery, Jack Horn, Bill Kelly, Joann McDade and Jack Elder, present. 

Call to Order:  Jeff Harden, President, called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.  

May 22, 2018 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the May 22 meeting were submitted to board members electronically for review.  Jeff Harden asked for any additions or corrections.  Dave Vickery motioned to approve the minutes as submitted and was seconded by Jack Horn.  Dave Vickery, Jack Horn, Bill Kelly, Jeff Harden, Joann McDade and Jack Elder voted to approve. None opposed. The minutes were approved as written.

Treasurers Report:  Jack Horn provided the current and YTD financial report and highlighted key expenditures.  Jack also discussed a possible millage rate increase and stated that he was preparing the budget for June 12 and 14 public hearings.

Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison stated that calls were 41 for May including two drownings.  He stated that the department deployed 12 men to join the dive team to recover the two teens lost in the Oconee River.  He stated that several companies had demonstrated new extrication equipment and funds for the new equipment would be from SPLOST.  He also stated that the needed part for the new ladder truck roundtable had been discounted to $10k.  Hose equipment companies are also conducting demos of new hoses.  Chief Harrison stated that currently we have 45 firefighters.  He has purchased new two way radios which are more cost efficient than pagers.  He concluded by informing the board that Reynolds will not allow any additional signage for Station 92. 

By Law amendment Article X Finances and Assessments – Required Officers Authorizations: The proposed amendment was discussed.   Dave Vickery moved to approve the amendment as presented.  Jack Horn seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

Public Hearing 2019 Plan/Budget: Jack Horn presented the proposed 2019 budget.  The budget will be presented to the County in late June.  No members of the public were present to address the board on the budget.  A second public hearing was held on June 14th.  No members of the public were present at that meeting. 

Dave Vickery moved to approve the budget as reviewed by the board.  Bill Kelly seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

Public Comment: No one signed in to address the board. 

Meeting Adjourned:  Having no further issues before the Board, the meeting was adjourned by Jeff Harden, President, at 5:50 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

William Kelly, Secretary