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Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

April 9, 2019


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

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

March 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the March 12th meeting were submitted to board members electronically for review.  Jeff Harden asked for any additions or corrections.  Garry Evans motioned to approve the minutes as submitted and was seconded by Joann McDade.  The motion was approved unanimously. The minutes were approved as written.

Treasurers Report:  Harry Herrmann reviewed the current budget and highlighted major expenses.  He reported that income from truck sales totaled $65K and a shortfall due to payroll expense will occur for the 2019 fiscal year.  A discussion concerning annual budget planning and county revenue funding occurred.  Jeff Harden appointed a committee to address the financial shortfall and need to increase county revenue and how to inform the taxpayers in District 9 of the needed revenue to fund two stations full time.  The committee is Jeff Harden, Bill Kelly and Rick Sramek. 

Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison stated that there were 57 calls for March.   Calls included automatic aid to Station 1 (Greensboro) for I-20 accidents.  He discussed the proposed plan for a County wide fire chief as addressed in recent news articles.  Chief Harrison stated that ISO would inspect the department in August and he predicts the rating of 3/3x is a good possibility.  Current rating is 4/4x.  The Chief also stated that cost to complete the generator installation will be $15K and income from Gold Cross ambulance space rental will be $1500/month. 

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 5:40 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

William Kelly, Secretary