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2013-09-17 Board Meeting Minutes

Gold Hill Fire Protection District Board Minutes
Sept 17, 2015

Meeting was called to order at 6:55 pm. Present were members Bobby Vrba, Rich Lopez, Paul Garabedian, Dave Sturtz, Rick Geesaman, Chief Chris Finn and citizen Gretchen Diefenderfer.

There was a bit of discussion about correcting the minutes for August. We don’t necessarily want the MERN repeater gone if it’s being used, only if it’s not being used. We are investigating the need for it. Other than that, the minutes were approved 5-0.

Chief’s Report: Chris submitted a proposed budget. Valuations went up, so the mil levy went down. The budget needs to be posted and its existence published. The budget hearing is at the October meeting. Rick G will call it in to the Camera. Chris called attention to an item in the budget for a pension. We need to decide on that next month. Rich will look into getting the process started. Chris noted that 10-15 years in the future Boulder County will be going to 800 MHz radios, which will be much more expensive, and we need to be prepared for that. Left Hand has offered us a vehicle, a ’97 Explorer for $1, and Chris recommends that we do this. The Board concurs, no resolution needed. We had two calls, a fire alarm in Sunshine that we didn’t go to and a med call that we cancelled on. Chris asked about the request for exemption from Audit with the State Auditor’s office. Rich is dealing with this.

Old Business: Rich has the new address signs, and suggests they be handed out at the rummage sale and town meeting. Gretchen will bring the 911 stickers too. We’re still looking at dry hydrants in Left Hand, and need to talk to the County. We’ll see if we can come up with a date to take a group field trip. Chris suggests we ask the County Engineer to join us. Rich asked if anyone has any thoughts about cisterns. Gretchen will put out another email. Dave mentioned again that he doesn’t intend to run for Board next May, and will miss the March and April meetings, so he has offered to resign in February so a new member can be appointed.

New Business: Rich will be gone in November, and also possibly October.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:34 pm

Respectfully Submitted,

Dave Sturtz