Minutes of Meeting
Board of Fire Commissioners
January 10, 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: Pastor Doug Suvino from Valparaiso First Assembly of God
• Public Input
• Old Business
The minutes for the December 2016 meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Huff made a motion to approve the meeting minutes. Commissioner Fagundes seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Commissioner Huff made a motion to approved the amended November 2016 Financial Statement Report. Commissioner Fagundes seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
The Financial Statement Report for December 2016 was reviewed. Commissioner Fagundes made a motion to approve the December 2016 Financial Statement Report as presented. Commissioner Fagundes seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Commissioner Boswell turned the meeting over to Chief Bennett.
• New Business
2017 Commission Seats: After a discussion, the Board made a decision to stay in their current positions. Commissioner Fagundes would like to set a process in place for future boards.
2016 Overview: Chief Bennett briefed the Board on the total number of calls (1,486), mutual aid to other departments (150) and received mutual aid (72).
Request for special workshop on direction of fire station renovation/improvement: After a discussion, the Board agreed to set up a special workshop with Chief to review previous plans and remodel.
January Employee Birthdays: FF Troy DeVoy (8th)
January Employee Anniversaries: None
Chief Bennett presented the monthly Fire Marshal Report.
Chief Bennett presented the monthly operations report.
Commissioner Boswell asked Chief Bennett to go over the legalities of his contract. After a discussion, each board member will take a copy of the contract for review and a special meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24th at 5pm.
Commissioner Fagundes made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Strait seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
The meeting adjourned.