February 2017 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Meeting
Board of Fire Commissioners
February 14, 2017

Members present: Chairman – James W. Boswell
Vice Chairman – Roy A. Taylor
Treasurer – Steven E. Strait – Absent
Secretary – Joe Fagundes – Absent
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 January 2017 meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Huff made a motion to approve the meeting minutes. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

The Financial Statement Report for January 2017 was reviewed. Commissioner Boswell made a motion to approve the January 2017 Financial Statement Report as presented. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

Commissioner Boswell turned the meeting over to Chief Bennett.

• New Business

Staff Life Insurance Options: Chief Bennett briefed the Board regarding the employees purchasing additional life insurance through The Standard. Employees are not allowed to purchase additional coverage through the department’s policy.

Request to Approve Surplus of Chevy Truck: After a discussion Commission Huff made a motion to approve the sale of the 2008 Chevy truck. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

Request to Approve Change of Date of March Meeting/Pinning Ceremony: After a discussion, Commissioner Boswell made a motion to approve the new meeting date and time to March 9th at 6pm. Commissioner Huff seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

NBFCD CPR/First Aid Training Center: Chief Bennett informed the Board that we are now a training center. The department is registered through the American Safety and Health Institute.

2017 Ad Valorem Update: Chief Bennett updated the board on the ad valorem funds we have received to date. As of February 13th the department has received $1,815,254.01, which is 81.9%.

Request to Approve Application for SCBA Grant: After a discussion, Commissioner Huff made a motion to approve the application for a federal SCBA grant. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

February Employee Birthdays: FF Zach Fiorina (6th), Captain Nate Ark (10th), Lieutenant James Harris (15th) and FF Tyler Gagner (28th).

February Employee Anniversaries: Captain Scot Jones (7th – 24 years) and Christy Williams (27th – 5 years).

Chief Losinger presented the monthly Fire Marshal Report.

Chief Losinger presented the monthly operations report.

Commissioner Huff asked Chief Bennett on the status of the new truck. Chief Bennett stated that the truck is still slated to arrive towards the end of April.

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