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Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

September 11, 2018

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

Call to Order:  Jeff Harden, President, called the meeting to order at 5:02pm.  Jeff presented Jack Elder with a plaque thanking him for his four year service on the board.  The upcoming election was discussed and candidate Rick Sramek was introduced to the board. 

August 9, 2018 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the August 9 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, Bill Kelly, Jack Elder, Jeff Harden, Joann McDade 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.  He stated that $52k had been received for SPLOST reimbursement.  A discussion on using remaining Non-County funds for mortgage pay down occurred.  The issue was tabled to be addressed at the October meeting. 

Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison stated that calls were up to 55 for August.  Chief Harrison stated that cost for a new 65 to 80k generator would be $40-60k.  He stated that Asst. Chief Bays found a used 80k generator for $12k in Gwinnett County.  The generator will need a new transfer switch and a propane tank for fuel. After discussion, Dave Vickery moved to approve the generator purchase and associated expenses using SPLOST funds.  Jack Elder seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The Chief thanked Jack Elder for his service. 

Public Comment:  No one signed in to address the board. 

Executive Session:  At 5:15, Jeff Harden moved to go into executive session to address a personnel matter.  Bill Kelly seconded.  The executive session was adjourned with action taken to uphold the termination of a firefighter by Chief Harrison. 

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