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2014-11-20 Board Meeting Minutes

Gold Hill Fire Protection District Board Minutes
November 20, 2014

Meeting was called to order at7:06 pm. Present were Bobby Vrba, Rich Lopez, Paul Garabedian, Dave Sturtz, Chief Chris Finn & Citizen Gretchen Diefenderfer.

Minutes were approved.

Dave enquired as to whether we will cancel the December meeting as we traditionally do. The decision was that we will indeed have a December meeting.

Chief’s Report: Chris noted that we neglected to apply for the Exemption for
Audit. The State has accepted our application for 2014, but we need to do it on time henceforth. Chris showed us a flyer for a fire truck that we are interested in. He is looking into changing the tank, and he will let us know. Calls: We had an unattended campfire, a false alarm in Sunshine, and an injured driver on Lickskillet, due to a stuck truck. There was also a rollover in Lefthand. Also, Chris has 10-12 voice pagers ordered through Astral Communications. We will see if the order goes through OK. Dave enquired as to why we still have our old SCBA. So far we haven’t found anyone who wants them. A car fire training is happening tonight. There will still probably be a Firefighters’ Ball, probably Dec 10. The question of EMT’s came up. Gretchen and Mike Chickos are our only EMT’s. Leslie and Anita are not official EMT’s.

Old Business: The EMT discussion lead us into a discussion of recruitment. Rich is going to email Chris a flyer to get copied and put up, and Gretchen will continue to publicize our need for recruits.

We are still looking at the possibilities for a dry hydrant in Left Hand. We don’t want to pick a site before the County reroutes the creek. Chris will communicate with the the County on this.

Chris asked about a report on the grant for the flood, Rich will look into it.

Dave doesn’t think he has an oath of office for Paul. He will look again and let Paul know.

New Business: Chris emailed the insurance policy. Everyone is fine with it. Dave informed the Board he will miss the February meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dave Sturtz