Logo, Old Salem Fire & Rescue - Fire Department

Fax 706-453-4699 
4720 Carey Station Road
Greensboro, GA 30642

Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

May 22, 2018

Attendance:   Jeff Harden, Dave Vickery, Jack Horn, Bill Kelly, and Jack Elder, present. 

Call to Order:  Jeff Harden, President, called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.  Jeff stated that the May meeting had been rescheduled due to lack of quorum for the regular meeting date.  He stated that he and Chief Jay Harrison met with County Manager Byron Lombard and County Commissioner Ernie Felice on May 15th to discuss funding increase and new Station 92.  No commitment to increase funding was made. 

April 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the April 10 meeting were submitted to board members electronically for review.  Jeff Harden asked for any additions or corrections.  Jack Horn motioned to approve the minutes as submitted and was seconded by Dave Vickery.  Dave Vickery, Jack Horn, Bill Kelly, Jeff Harden and Jack Elder voted to approve. None opposed. The minutes were approved as written.

Treasurers Report:  Jack Horn provided the current financial report and highlighted key expenditures and discussed the new monthly report format.  Jack stated that a FLPA grant of $28K had been received.

Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison stated that calls were averaging 46 per month including several Mutual Aid calls.  He reported he met with the general manager of Excelsior Ambulance and requested rise to $1850/month rent.  The Chief requested approval to sell Engine 902 at a minimum of $30K.  He stated several departments are interested in the engine.  He stated that Engine 903 would be the reserve.  He stated that the new ladder truck needed a $10K repair due to a cracked band on the round table.  Dave Vickery moved to have the Chief and Board President approve the sale of 902.  Jack Elder seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously.  Dave Vickery discussed insurance for the Ladder truck.  Chief Harrison stated security cameras had been purchased for Station 91 and the Boat House.  He stated that there are currently 45 paid part time employees and 50 is the optimal number.  He expects to have a full command staff by August.  The Chief reported the details of the drowning at Old Salem campground.  He stated that the generator purchase is on hold for the time being.  He is working on updating training records and is still looking into purchase of updated extrication equipment. 

By Law amendment Article X Finances and Assessments – Required Officers Authorizations: The proposed amendment was discussed and the issue was tabled. Vice President Dave Vickery volunteered to be a third authorization signature.  The issue will be addressed at the June meeting. 

Draft 2019 Plan/Budget – Initial Review: The draft budget was discussed.  Public budget hearings will be held at the June 12th regular meeting and again on June 14th. 

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 6:08 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

William Kelly, Secretary