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2016-04-21 Board Meeting Minutes

Gold Hill Fire Protection District
Board of Directors Meeting: Minutes
April 21, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM. Present were Rich Lopez, Paul Garabedian, Bobby Vrba, Rick Geesaman, Boyd Brown and Chief Finn. Gretchen Diefenderfer also attended the meeting.

Minutes from the last meeting were unanimously approved.

Chris Finn presented the chief’s report for the month. The month had been relatively uneventful with several smoke and campfire reports. There was a minor accident at the Gold Hill School. One of the students fell and hit their head. One of the teachers opted to take the child to the emergency room in their personal car, and thus did not call an ambulance. This action does not comply with the recommended procedure used by the Fire Department, but the school district acts as an independent governmental entity and is not required to follow Fire department protocol. However, the school is in the process of refining their procedures for accidents to better comply with those of the Fire Department.

Chris has been unable to find a “new” fire truck with the proper characteristics. He will continue to look for one, but recommends moving ahead on planning the design of a new truck to be built. He recommends that a committee be formed for this purpose

Gretchen is evaluating/inventorying the medical supplies available through the Fire Department for the upcoming Four Mile fundraiser run.

Rick summarized the status of the Town Meadow Cistern project. There was to be a meeting with the county planning department the following week to outline the process to get the project permitted and approved by the county. Cost estimates for the cistern including cisterns, pipes, excavation and installation should be between $90,000 and $110,000.

Rich Lopez has been in contact with Andy Reed from Boulder County. Rich has told the county of the Fire Board’s interest in getting 3 dry hydrants installed in Left Hand Canyon. Installation is to be coordinated with the ongoing road construction in Left Hand Canyon.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM. The next meeting will be on May 19th, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Respectfully submitted,

Rick Geesaman