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Greensboro, GA 30642

Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

May 21, 2019

Attendance:   Jeff Harden, Harry Herrmann, Bill Kelly, Joann McDade, Garry Evans and Rick Sramek.  Dave Vickery unexcused absent.


Call to Order:  Jeff Harden, President, called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.  The meeting was moved to this date from regularly scheduled date due to generator cutover installation and lack of power at Station 91 on May 14th.


April 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the April 9th meeting were submitted to board members electronically for review.  Jeff Harden asked for any additions or corrections.  Harry Herrmann motioned to approve the minutes as submitted and was seconded by Garry Evans.  The motion was approved unanimously. The minutes were approved as written.


Treasurers Report:  Harry Herrmann reviewed the current budget and stated no major expenses had occurred in April.  He stated that new income from clerk of the court for intangible taxes would average between $500 to $1800 per month.  SPLOST funds will be used for the generator and equipment for the new engines.  Chief Harrison stated that the new engines would be ready within three weeks when last of the new hose order will arrive.  A discussion occurred on the proposed County fire department plan and future SPLOST funding and budget. 


Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison stated that there were 55 calls for March including one drowning.  He stated that higher than average medical calls had occurred. Chief Harrison stated that the department is preparing for the ISO inspection in August and he predicts a good result.  He stated that the generator installation is complete and the generator fully powers the station.  He updated the board on the driveway repaving and stated that the County engineer and the developer are working on a solution to the ongoing sinking issue.  Chief Harrison stated that the staff is being trained on the new trucks and 901 would be moved to reserve when the new engines are in operation.  New hoses for the new trucks are nearly complete. 


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 5:36 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

William Kelly, Secretary