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Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2018


Attendance:   Jeff Harden, Jack Horn, Bill Kelly, Rick Sramek, Joann McDade and Garry Evans.  Dave Vickery was excused absent. 

Call to Order:  Jeff Harden, President, called the meeting to order at 5:04 pm.  Jeff Harden discussed the issue of need to fund raise in light of lowered millage rate.  A discussion occurred on this topic including the need to possibly gain the assistance of neighborhood homeowner organizations and Reynolds management.    

October 9, 2018 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the October 9th meeting were submitted to board members electronically for review.  Jeff Harden asked for any additions or corrections.  Joann McDade motioned to approve the minutes as submitted and was seconded by Rick Sramek.  Jack Horn, Bill Kelly, Jeff Harden, Joann McDade, Rick Sramek and Garry Evans 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.  A discussion concerning the millage rate decrease occurred.  Jack explained that revenues are front loaded and that the majority of tax revenues come in the earliest months of the fiscal year.  Personnel and equipment expenses were discussed.  Jeff Harden stated that he is researching loans for buildings and equipment purchase with several banks. 

Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison reviewed the recent purchase of the ladder truck and stated the need to replace Engine 901 as the main engine for Station 91 due to ongoing maintenance and expense of repairs.  He is currently negotiating with Cummins to get a factory repair.  The chief stated that engine 902 (a 1978 truck) has been sold for $30K.  Engine 903 may also be sold if replacement trucks can be purchased.  He has located two 2006 Engines for sale in Ardmore, AL.  He stated that the trucks were originally used in Gwinnett County and are $69K each and the manufacturer is KME.  Jeff Harden moved to approve spending up to $140K for the two trucks.  Joann McDade seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  Chief Harrison stated that $108K remains in SPLOST funding.  He stated that the fire boat would now be trailered due to issues with the boat lift and access to more locations would be improved due to possibility of putting the boat in from the many ramps located throughout the fire district.  Chief Harrison stated that the maintenance for Station 91 is ongoing with priority for painting, carpet, laminate flooring and new furniture.  He stated that the generator hookup has been put on hold. 

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 6:35 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

William Kelly, Secretary