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Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

May 9, 2017


Attendance:  Buddy Watts,  Jack Horn, Geri Riegel, Jeff Harden,  Jack Elder, William Kelly, Dave Vickery,  and Deputy Chief Daniels. 

Call to Order:  Buddy Watts, President, called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.  No one signed in to address the Board.  Buddy thanked Geri for filling him for him last month.  Buddy advised that FaceBook received 3200 views from April to May.

April 11, 2017 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the April 11th meeting were summarized by Jeff Harden at the meeting.  Dave Vickery motioned to approve the minutes and was seconded by Geri Riegel.  Buddy Watts, Jack Horn, Geri Riegel, William Kelly, Jeff Harden, Dave Vickery and Jack Elder voted to approve. None opposed. The minutes were approved as written.

Treasurers Report:  Jack Horn covered the budget report.  Specific expense categories noteworthy for the month of April included insurance.  Paid was $22,074.00 which includes $20,616.00 for Workers Comp Insurance, a significant reduction in what we had been paying.

Chief’s Report:  Deputy Chief Daniels covered the report on "Fire Calls" for the month of April 2017.   There were 54 calls, including 30 EMS, and 1 death.  Chief Daniels advised the Board that Fire Hydrant Testing was in progress.  He stated that engine 901 was again out of service.  Fire Services would be coming out to check the vehicle.  He also reported that the Fire Boat was out of service and that Singleton Marine was working on the water pump.   

Discussion and consideration of Bids for addition to Station 92:   Buddy, Chief Harrison and Deputy Chief Daniels met with our attorney concerning the contract.  Our attorney has issues with items such as:  When/how are draw payments made, should include plans and speculations, what happens if one party defaults, time frame to complete, etc.   Buddy advised that he had a meeting with all parties  (Attorney, Contractor, Chief)  scheduled for May  11 and he would advise the Board of the results.  Buddy stated that we are also waiting on a site map.  He advised that it was his hope to start construction on June 17.

Discussion and consideration of the Board Rules:  The Board discussed the rules that were emailed to board members prior to the meeting.  The Board felt that clarification needed to be made on who exactly was allowed to vote.  The Board agreed that only real property owners and their significant other would be allowed to vote.  Geri was asked to write this procedure to be included in the document.  There were no other significant changes made.

Discussion and consideration of June Public Notices:   Jack Horn advised that June was the month for the presentation of the Budget Proposal for 2018.  A Public Notice will be prepared by Jeff and provided to the local paper for publication.  The dates of the Budget Meeting will be June 13th, after the regularly scheduled Board Meeting and again on June 15th, starting at 5:00pm.  June is also the month to announce the candidate registration period for perspective Board Members.  Jeff advised that a Public Notice will be sent to the local paper for publication during the week of June 5th.  The registration period runs from July 1st through July 31st.

Public Comments:   No one signed in to address the Board.

Meeting Adjourned:  Having no further issues before the Board, the meeting was adjourned by Buddy Watts, President, at 5:58pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jeff Harden, Secretary