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2013-11-21 Board Meeting Minutes

Gold Hill Fire Protection District Board Minutes
November 21, 2013

Meeting was called to order at 7:14 pm. Present were Bobby Vrba, Rich Lopez, Rick Geesaman, Dave Sturtz, Chief Chris Finn and Citizens Peter Swift, Debra Kay & Gretchen Diefenderfer

This meeting also served as the budget hearing.

Public Input: Peter commented on the communication issue and SafeSites. There is apparently some energy toward getting some more HAM/MERN people licensed. He will be working toward making this happen. Peter also mentioned, on behalf of some townspeople, the issue of the use of the Fire Barn bathroom. His proposal is that the Town Meeting rent a port-a-potty. It was mentioned that the Board has already approved such, if the Town will pay. Deb suggested the idea of a facility built on top of the holding tank. Chris mentioned that the tank is leaking, which issue he will bring up later. He also mentioned that the school can perhaps be used. The end result is the Peter will follow up with these ideas and report back.

Minutes were approved by a vote of 4-0.

Old Business: Rich mentioned that we will be receiving some money from FEMA, in the approximate amount of $4200. As regards the flooding/undermining of the Barn, we need to be able to prove that there is indeed damage caused by the flood. Peter will follow up on getting some inspection done. Rich also mentioned that funds are available for mitigation, but, again, we have to demonstrate that there is a problem. We are going to investigate the extent of the damage to the holding tank and whether there is any reimbursable expense.

Budget: Chris noted that the mil levy next year will be going from 7.484% to 7.069%. Some further discussion about mil levies occurred.

The Board then by a vote of 4-0 adopted the following resolution:

RESOLUTION TO ADOPT BUDGET
(Pursuant to 29-1-108, C.R.S.)

A RESOLUTION SUMMARIZING EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES FOR EACH FUND AND ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE GOLD HILL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, COLORADO, FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR BEGINNING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY, 2014 AND ENDING ON THE LAST DAY OF DECEMBER, 2014.

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Gold Hill Fire Protection District has appointed Chris Finn, Chief, to prepare and submit a proposed budget to said governing body at the proper time; and

WHEREAS, Chris Finn, Chief, has submitted a proposed budget to this governing body on November 21, 2013 for its consideration, and;

WHEREAS, upon due and proper notice, published or posted in accordance with the law, said proposed budget was open for inspection by the public at a designated place, a public hearing was held on November 21, 2013, and interested taxpayers were given the opportunity to file or register any objections to said proposed budget, and;

WHEREAS, whatever increases may have been made in the expenditures, like increases were added to the revenues or planned to be expended from reserves/fund balances so that the budget remains in balance, as required by law.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of Directors of the Gold Hill Fire Protection District, Colorado:

Section 1. That the budget as submitted, amended, and summarized by fund, hereby is approved and adopted as the budget of the Gold Hill Fire Protection District for the year stated above.

Section 2. That the budget hereby approved and adopted shall be signed by the Board of Directors and made a part of the public records of the County of Boulder.

ADOPTED, this 21th day of November, A.D. 2013

Attest: Donal Maloney, President __William D. Sturtz, Sec’y______ (Official’s signature and title) (Official’s signature and title)

New Business: Rich reported on the meeting that he and Dave attended which provided information about a possible merger of Joint Operating Agreement among Four Mile, Sunshine & Gold Hill Fire Protection Districts. Some discussion ensued as to what some of the people at the meeting thought, but there was no intention to make any sort of decision tonight. Rich suggested that the Town Meeting be consulted, and Gretchen noted that it will be brought up, and will be in her meeting notes.

Chief’s Report: Chris asked who is up for election in May. Rich is going to check, also check on who can be the election official. He mentioned that he sent in the final payment request for the SCBA. He also noted that we need to think ahead about writing grants.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dave Sturtz
Board Sec’y