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2017-03-16 Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Rich Lopez. Present were board members Rich Lopez, Paul Garabedian, Bobby Vrba, Boyd Brown and Rick Geesaman. Chief Finn was on a well-deserved break in Florida. Also in attendance were Gretchen Diefenderfer, Cris Gibson, and Val Christ. John Chmil, attorney, sat in on the meeting due to the presentation on the firefighter pension fund scheduled immediately after the fire board meeting.

Motion was made to adopt the minutes of February meeting; motion was unanimously passed.

There was a discussion about a fire cistern fee payable to the fire district in lieu of installing a cistern at a proposed construction site (Jesse Brookhart project). The board thought each case should be reviewed based on a number of factors including location, size of structure, proximity to other water sources, and other factors deemed of importance. Rich Lopez thought $5000 was in the ballpark, and consistent with fees imposed by other adjacent fire districts. The board voted unanimously to accept $5000 for a cistern fund from Jesse Brookhart in lieu of installing her own 1800 gallon cistern on her property.

Rick Geesaman asked that a check be sent to the company that painted our two frack tanks. The funds were approved, and a check sent to the contractors as soon as possible.

The shortened meeting was adjourned at 7:30 to open the meeting for the firefighters pension.

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Geesaman