Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
August 8, 2017
Attendance: Buddy Watts, Jack Horn, Jeff Harden, Jack Elder, William Kelly, and Dave Vickery.
Geri Riegel, excused absence.
Call to Order: Buddy Watts, President, called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm. No one signed in to address the Board. Buddy advised that he attended the called BOC meeting Wednesday, August 2, 2017. At this meeting a new mandate by the state was announced which requires cancer insurance in addition to workers comp be provided. The BOC recommended a millage rate increase to cover this cost. No action was taken by the BOC on this issue. Buddy stated that the BOC approved the new subdivision located on Parks Mill Rd , 60 new homes could eventually be build at this site. Additionally, Del Webb plans an additional 300 plus homes in their subdivision, with 39 currently under construction. Buddy stated that the BOC Chair will contact him regarding the issue of the Chief's take home car.
July 11, 2017 Meeting Minutes: The minutes of the July 11th meeting were summarized by Jeff Harden at the meeting. Jack Horn motioned to approve the minutes and was seconded by William Kelly. Buddy Watts, Jack Horn, 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. Significant expenses noteworthy for the month of July included $6,760 for Boat and Truck maintenance, 2/3 of which was for Engine 901. Also $2,424 was spend on Supplies/Equipment, the bulk of which was to replace all radio batteries, and $2,032 was spent to replace mattresses for Station 91 and new mattresses for Station 92.
Chief’s Report: Chief Harrison covered the report on "Fire Calls" for the month of July 2017 responded to by the Fire Department. The Chief stated he has hired 2 new people to. He announced the promotion of two people to Lieutenant, Trent Smith and Matt Bays. The Chief presented Lt Smith with his Lt bars and Badge at the meeting. The Chief advised that Lt Mays would be at a future meeting.
Board Member Registration Period Results: Jeff advised that the four people qualified to run for the board in October. They are Jeff Harden, David Vickery, William Kelly, and JoAnn McDade.
Announcement of Absentee Period - August 1 to Sep 15: Jeff announced the Absentee Ballot period for the October Election. A notice was sent to the Herald Journal for publication.
Discussion and consideration of the status and update of Station 92 Build-out. Everything for the build out of Station 92 is currently in the hands of the County and State. T.J. Garnett will be getting with the County to start permits and whatever else will be needed to get started once final approval is obtained.
Executive Session: Buddy called for a motion for the board to go into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter. Jack Horn made a motion for the Board to go into Executive Session to discuss or deliberate on personal matters. The motion was seconded by Jack Elder. Buddy Watts, Jack Horn, Jeff Harden, Dave Vickery, Jack Elder, and Dave Vickery voted to approve the motion. The Board entered Executive Session at 5:34 pm. The meeting was again called to order by Buddy Watts at 6:12 pm. No decisions or votes were taken while in Executive Session.
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 6:14 pm.
Jeff Harden, Secretary