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Old Salem Fire Rescue, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

December 11, 2018


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

Call to Order:  Jeff Harden, President, called the meeting to order at 5:02 pm.  Jeff Harden reminded the board that the department Christmas party would be held at Yesterday Café on December 19th.      

October 9, 2018 Meeting Minutes:    The minutes of the November 13th meeting were submitted to board members electronically for review.  Jeff Harden asked for any additions or corrections.  Dave Vickery motioned to approve the minutes as submitted and was seconded by Jack Horn.  Jack Horn, Dave Vickery, Bill Kelly, Jeff Harden, Joann McDade, Rick Sramek and Garry Evans voted to approve. None opposed. The minutes were approved as written.

Treasurers Report:  Jack Horn stated that current month financials were not available due to a computer hard drive crash which occurred at department office.  Wanda is working with IT support to recover the information.    

Chief’s Report:  Chief Harrison stated that there were 53 calls for the month including 3 structure fires and 2 mutual aid calls.  He reported that Cummins stated that a factory repair of Engine 901 would be worst case $17k and that new or reconditioned engine was not possible.  The Chief stated that Cummins is reviewing all service records and will provide a one year warranty after the rebuild.  He suggested that 901 should be moved to reserve after the one year period.  Chief Harrison provided an update on the available trucks in Ardmore, AL as reported at the November meeting.  He stated that one of the four engines has been sold and OSFR could possibly buy 2 trucks and pick the best of the three remaining.  They are asking $150k for two engines.  He stated that the Ardmore department is currently testing the engines.  The method of purchase and funding was discussed including financing, 901 repair, using proceeds from sale of 902 and payment of Ad Valorem taxes on the new trucks.  Jeff Harden stated that he is working with Bank South on financing at 5.5% for five years.  The improved ISO rating expected with equipment upgrades was discussed.  Dave Vickery moved to approve spending up to $17k for 901 repair.  Rick Sramek seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously.  Rick Sramek moved to approve spending up to $150k for the two truck purchase.  Joann McDade seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously.  Chief Harrison reported that 903 may also be sold and he has two prospective buyers.  Jeff harden reported the he, Chief Harrison and Rick Sramek met to discuss increased fundraising and ways to increase revenues.  Jeff stated that a committee will be formed in January.  Discussion on improved communication with the neighborhood groups occurred.  Dave Vickery reported that the insurance would be bid this year. 

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 5:45 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

William Kelly, Secretary