April 2017 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Meeting
Board of Fire Commissioners
April 11, 2017

Members present: Chairman – James W. Boswell
Vice Chairman – Roy A. Taylor
Treasurer – Steven E. Strait
Secretary – Joe Fagundes
Vice Treasurer – Chandler Huff

• Call to Order: Chairman Boswell called the Board of Fire Commissioners’ meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

• Pledge of Allegiance

• Invocation

• Public Input

• Old Business

The minutes for the February 2017 meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Boswell made a motion to approve the meeting minutes. Commissioner Huff seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

The Financial Statement Reports for February and March 2017 were reviewed. Commissioner Huff made a motion to approve the February Financial Statement Report as presented. Commissioner Fagundes seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried. Commissioner Fagundes made a motion to approve the March 2017 Financial Statement Report as presented. Commissioner Boswell seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

Commissioner Fagundes asked that we check on closing the Florida Prime accounts. Christy Williams will follow-up to start the process.

Commissioner Boswell turned the meeting over to Chief Bennett.
• New Business

Audit Review by Bruce Nunnally: Bruce Nunnally from Carr, Riggs & Ingram presented the audit out brief to the board.

Inventory Increase for department property request from $750.00 to $1,000.00 per CRI recommendation: After a discussion Commissioner Boswell made a motion to inventory increase from $750.00 to $1,000.00. Commissioner Fagundes seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

Concealed weapon class April 1st update: Chief Bennett briefed the board on the turn out of the class and the positive response he has received from those that attended.

Ten year plan administration vehicle replacement quote: Chief Bennett briefed the board on the ten year plan to replace Chief Losinger’s vehicle. After a discussion Commissioner Huff made a motion to approve the replacement of the admin vehicle. Commissioner Fagundes seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

Special meeting request: Chief Bennett requested a special workshop for station improvements. After a discussion the Board agreed to change the regularly scheduled meeting time for the May meeting from 6pm to 5pm with the special workshop to follow.

Rescue truck update: Chief Bennett updated the board on the anticipated delivery date of the new rescue truck. The arrival date is scheduled for May 17th.

Lieutenant promotion/open position: Chief Bennett briefed the board on the upcoming promotion and open firefighter position.

Union Contract Negotiations: Chief Bennett briefed the board on the plans for the upcoming negotiations and would like to have everything wrapped up by October 1st.

“Know your smoke” class on May 12th: Chief Bennett briefed the board that we are co-hosting a class with Eglin Fire Department. It teaches the firefighters the different types of smoke, colors and what needs to be done.

April Employee Birthdays: FF Devin Rogers (6th).

April Employee Anniversaries: Lieutenant Chris Moyer (3rd – 10 years) and FF Aaron Calloway (4th – 6 months).

Chief Losinger presented the monthly Fire Marshal Report.

Chief Losinger presented the monthly operations report.

Commissioner Huff made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Boswell seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
The meeting adjourned.
Joe Fagundes
Secretary