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

June 13, 2017


Attendance:   Jack Horn, Geri Riegel, Jeff Harden,  Jack Elder, William Kelly, Dave Vickery,  Chief Harrison, and Deputy Chief Daniels.  Buddy Watts, excused absence.

Call to Order:  Geri Riegel, Vice President, called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.  No one signed in to address the Board.  Geri had no opening comments.

May 9, 2017 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the May 9th meeting were summarized by Jeff Harden at the meeting.  Dave Vickery motioned to approve the minutes and was seconded by William Kelly.  Jack Horn, Geri Riegel, 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.  There were no significant expenses  noteworthy for the month of May.

Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison  covered the report on "Fire Calls" for the month of May 2017.     Chief Harrison advised the Board that Del Webb is building another entrance off Parks Mill Rd due increase in building in the development. He also advised that the Housing project on Parks Mill Rd is under way.  It's expected to eventually have 60 homes built.  The Glen Senior Center is now open and people are starting to move in.  He advised that the Old Salem Staff have a good relationship with Management at the Glen. 

The Chief advised the Fire Boat is still out of service and being worked on.  Hope to back in service soon.   

Chief Harrison advised that the Contract for Station 92 has been signed by all parties pending approval of our Attorney.  Once the Attorney reviews it will be presented to the Board for final approval. 

MCG Clinic will start doing our drug screening for staff to include random drug testing and initial employment screening.

Chief Harrison advised his new vehicle will soon be lettered to reflect Old Salem Fire Department.

Presentation and acceptance of FY 2018 Budget:   Jack covered the FY2018 Budget for all present.  The Budget will not be asking for an increase from the FY2017 budget.  The proposed Budget is a continuation of our strategic plan and accounts for infrastructure, personnel and equipment. 

The Board specifically discussed an increase in payroll due to eventual staffing of station 92.  The Board decided that the proposed payroll budget needed to be increased by $30,000 in FY2018 to a total of $195,000.   A motion was made by Dave Vickery to increase the payroll budget by $30,000 and then for the FY2018 Budget be approved.  The motion was seconded by William Kelly.  Geri Riegel, Jack Horn, Jeff Harden, Jack Elder, William Kelly, and Dave Vickery, voted to approve. None opposed.  The Budget was approved.  The second budget presentation will be made on June 15th at 5:00pm.  Board Members were encouraged to attend.

Announcement of Board Member Registration Period:    Jeff Harden advised the Board the registration period for Board Members will open July 1st and end July 31st, 2017.  There will be four Board positions open, currently held Jeff Harden, William Kelly, Dave Vickery, and Geri Riegel.  A notice will be sent to the local paper to announce the period.

Discussion and consideration of the status and update of Station 92 Build-out.   The proposed contract has been approved by Buddy Watts, Chief Harrison, and T.J. Garnett, however the final document is still with our Attorney, with the following information:  An increase to the original bid of $15,100 was submitted by the Contractor.  Part of the increase ($11,500) is due to Reynolds not having the equipment needed for Grading and will have to be done by the Contractor.  Six windows will be added that are needed, at an expense of $3,600.  Additionally, there may be another increase due to the fact that the septic system was paved over at some point by Reynolds, which will make it imperative to connect to the sewer system.  The Board will be given the final contract and cost in the near future for review and eventual approval. 

Discussion and approval of the Rules/Procedures for the Board:  A motion was made to accept  the rules/procedures for the Board by Dave Vickery and seconded by William Kelly.  Geri Riegel, Jack Horn, Jeff Harden, Jack Elder, William Kelly, and Dave Vickery, voted to approve. None opposed.  The Rules were approved.  The document will be added to our Web Site.

Public Comments:   No one signed in to address the Board.

Meeting Adjourned:  Having no further issues before the Board, the meeting was adjourned by Geri Riegel, Vice President, at 6:00pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Jeff Harden, Secretary