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Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

July 11, 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 the Board that the contract had been finalized and will be signed by Buddy, Jay Harrison, and T.J. Garnett, Contractor, once the Erosion Control Plan from the County and the State is approved.  The State could take an additional 45 days to approve the plan.  Until this approved, the contract will not be signed.  Buddy also advised that we do not want to sign the contract at this point, because two days after signing, the contractor is entitled to an initial draw of $50,000.

 June 13, 2017 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the June 13th 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 June included $4,402 for Boat and Truck maintenance and $6,395 for additional turnout gear.   Buddy will enquire about the expense for turnout gear with the Chief.

 Chief’s Report:  In the absence of the Chief, Buddy advised that an additional entrance for the new subdivision behind the fire station will be build adjacent to the fire station.  As a result a new fire hydrant will be installed at this entrance.  Buddy advised that the Fire Station had been struck by lightning recently causing the loss of internet for a period.  Fortunately no damaged was sustained.

 Announcement of Board Member Registration Period:   Jeff advised that the registration period for the upcoming election cycle was from July 1 to July 31.  An article currently  in the Herald Journal explains the procedures for registration.

Discussion and consideration of the status and update of Station 92 Build-out.   The Board continues to wait on the erosion control plan approval from the County and the State.

  Executive Session:   Buddy called for a motion for the board to go into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter.  Jeff Harden made a motion for the Board to go into Executive Session to discuss or deliberate on personal matters.  The motion was seconded by Jack Horn.  Buddy Watts, Jack Horn, Jeff Harden, Dave Vickery, Jack Elder, and Dave Vickery voted to approve the motion. The Board entered Executive Session at 5:40 pm.  The meeting was again called to order by Buddy Watts at 6:15 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 6:20 pm.


 Respectfully Submitted,

Jeff Harden, Secretary