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Greensboro, GA 30642

Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2017

Attendance:   Buddy Watts, Jeff Harden, William Kelly, Jack Elder, Dave Vickery, Jack Horn and Joann McDade, present. 

Call to Order:  Buddy Watts, President, called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.  No one signed in to address the Board.

President Remarks:  Buddy advised that Captain Jay Fowler was substituting for Chief Jay Harrison for this meeting.  He stated that The Weinberger Fall event this year benefitted the Reynolds Veterans Association.  Buddy advised that he had followed up with Greene County BofC chairman Gary Usry concerning the meeting held in October to discuss the status of the Chief’s car.  He stated that the Chief had obtained the red light certification for the vehicle.  Buddy stated that the letter of support for the Greene College and Career Academy had been sent.  He advised that the department Christmas Party will be held at Yesterday’s on December 15th.

October 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the October 10 meeting were summarized by Bill Kelly at the meeting.  Joann McDade motioned to approve the minutes and was seconded by Jack Horn.  Buddy Watts, Joann McDade, William Kelly, Jeff Harden, Jack Horn, Jack Elder and Dave Vickery, voted to approve. None opposed. The minutes were approved as written.

Treasurers Report:  Jack Horn covered the budget report.  He stated that the new budget year had begun and that Revenue estimates may be conservative based on the many new home starts in the district.  There were no notable major expenses for the month of October. 

Chief’s Report:  Captain Fowler covered the report on "Fire Calls" for the month of October 2017, advising the calls continue to trend higher.  He advised that the department had received good press for aid in fighting the recent fire in Harbor Club.  He stated that the departments had done a good job in containing the fire to the townhome and minimalizing the damage to adjacent attached units. 

Later in the meeting, Captain Fowler stated the department has 17 applicants currently.  He stated that additional gear is needed for both Station 91 and 92 personnel.  He advised that the expense would be approximately $5800.  He advised that 901 is back in the shop for head gasket and compressor repairs.  Captain Fowler provided info and photos on a 2000 Pierce HD ladder truck available from Fenton Fire.  The truck has a new motor.  Buddy stated that warranty information and testing would be needed for any new trucks purchased. 

Discussion and consideration of the status and update of Station 92 Build-out:  Buddy stated that the second draw ($40K) had been issued and the building is close to dry-in.  He stated that building inspections raised an issue concerning the connection of the new addition, which is wood frame, to the existing metal building.  He advised that the issue was fire-stopping and that the issue had been resolved. 

December meeting reschedule:   The December meeting will need to be rescheduled from December 12th (regular meeting date) to December 19th due to unavailability of the President and Vice-President.  Notice of the called meeting date will be placed in the newspaper.   

Public Comment:  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 6:03 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

William Kelly, Secretary