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Greensboro, GA 30642

Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

April 10, 2018

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

Call to Order:  Jeff Harden, President, called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.  Jeff reported the new loan with BankSouth had been finalized with a 5 year term at 5.25%.  He stated that he would be meeting with County Manager Byron Lombard and County Commissioner Ernie Felice on March 15th. 

March 13, 2018 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the January 9th 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, Joann McDade, Bill Kelly, Jeff Harden and Jack Elder voted to approve. None opposed. The minutes were approved as written.

Treasurers Report:  Jack Horn provided the current financial report and highlighted key expenditures and discussed the new monthly report format.  Jack stated the terms of the new loan.  He stated that for the past 3 years monthly payments had included extra funds applied toward the principal balance.  After discussion, it was decided to continue this practice.

Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison stated that calls were averaging 45 per month.  He stated that mutual aid was provided to Stations 1, 8, and 5 in March including several auto accidents on Highway 44.    Chief Harrison stated that requests for SPLOST payments had been sent to the county including a request for new extrication equipment.  He stated that bids for the generator for Station 91 were coming in. 

Public Comment: Debbie Spann signed in to address the Board. She asked Chief Harrison about the new ladder truck.  Chief Harrison stated that the new engine holds 400 gallons and that 901 would continue to be first out.  He stated that Engine 902 would eventually be sold.  He stated that Squad 9 had been converted to a rescue unit.  He also stated that the department is close to gaining an ISO 3 rating. 

Meeting Adjourned:  Having no further issues before the Board, the meeting was adjourned by Jeff Harden, President, at 5:37 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

William Kelly, Secretary