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Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2019


Attendance:   Jeff Harden, Jack Horn, Bill Kelly, Rick Sramek, and Dave Vickery.  Joann McDade unexcused absent.  Garry Evans excused absent. 


Call to Order:  Jeff Harden, President, called the meeting to order at 5:02 pm.  He introduced Harry Herrmann and stated that Jack Horn will resign from the board.  Dave Vickery moved to appoint Harry Herrmann to replace Jack Horn on the board.  Rick Sramek seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously.  Jeff Harden moved to elect Harry Herrmann as Treasurer of the board.  Dave Vickery seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously.  Jeff Harden announced that he had signed the contract with the county. 


December 11, 2018 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the December 11th meeting were submitted to board members electronically for review.  Jeff Harden asked for any additions or corrections.  Rick Sramek motioned to approve the minutes as submitted and was seconded by Dave Vickery.  The motion was approved unanimously. The minutes were approved as written.


Treasurers Report:  Jack Horn stated that tax revenues were up $100k above last fiscal year through December.  He stated that $30k income was booked for the sale of Engine 902.  He stated that $150k remains in SPLOST funds and he reviewed the expenses YTD. 


Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison stated that there were 51 calls for the month including 2 structure fires and that number of calls was higher than normal for winter months.  The Chief introduced new officers: Lieutenant Phillips, Captain Smith and Assistant Chief Bays and reviewed their experiences and what their ongoing rolls will be.  Chief Harrison stated that the two new engines to be purchased from Ardmore, Alabama are now ready and purchase price will be $115 for both.  The two new trucks will be sister titled with the County.  He stated that Cummins was paid $18k to repair 901 and gave a one year warranty on the work.  Chief Harrison stated that 901 is now housed at Station 92 and will possibly be reserved after the new equipment arrives.   He stated that the generator project was on hold due to the 901 expenses as are the improvements to Station 91.  A discussion concerning the generator occurred.  The president appointed a committee to work on the upcoming budget in June.  The committee will be Harry Herrmann, Rick Sramek and Chief Harrison. 


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

Executive Session:   At 5:42, Jeff Harden moved to go into executive session to address a personnel matter.  Dave Vickery seconded.  The executive session was adjourned with action taken to approve the annual evaluation for Chief Harrison. 

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


Respectfully Submitted,

William Kelly, Secretary