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2017-04-20 Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM by Rich Lopez. Present were board members Rich Lopez, Paul Garabedian, Bobby Vrba, Boyd Brown and Rick Geesaman. Chief Finn was present. Also in attendance was Jessica Brookhart.

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

Fire Chief Finn reported that the month had been “quiet” with only a few medical calls. Training had been productive and well attended, with the focus on pumps on the new truck, and the use of foam. Seven firefighters attended a wildland fire refresher course. There were tests of the dry hydrants, which could not be pumped dry. Lastly, we received the second truck from Left Hand, the “new old truck”.

Jessica Brookhart, who is building a new home in the subdivision, is concerned with the buy-in fees for cisterns in lieu of installing a one at her new dwelling. She questioned the recommended fee in the $5000 range, a cost that is consistent with and supported by other neighboring fire districts.

There was some discussion about the status of the Town Meadow cistern project. Rick Geesaman brought the board up to date, listing a number of steps that need to be taken in short order to ensure the project is complete prior to next winter. The initial step is to contact Don Ash, Chief Engineer for Scott. Cox and Associates to meet and discuss the scope of the project.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:02 PM. Next meeting will be on Thursday, May 18th, 2017.

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Geesaman