December 13, 2018

Fire District Commissioner Meeting

The opening prayer was offered by Jim Kelly. Those present were: Commissioners Mike Miller, Jim Deuel, Dallin Gambles, Gordon Ball, and Roger Anderson; Fire Chief Carl Anderson and Assistant Fire Chief Nic White; Battalion Chiefs Jim Kelly, Blaine Ker, Mitch Bingham with Corey Albertson. Central Fire District attorney Dennis Wilkins was present, and Melanie Sullivan recorded the minutes.

Approval of Agenda– ACTION ITEM: Roger moved to approve the agenda as presented. Jim seconded. The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous.

Approval of Minutes – ACTION ITEM:  The minutes were reviewed by the commissioners previously. Jim moved to approve the minutes as written. Roger seconded. The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous.

Budget Review: Melanie reported that we have spent less than expected at this point of the fiscal year.

Approval of Expenditures-ACTION ITEM: Roger reviewed the expenditures and moved to accept them in the amount of $19,957.72. Dallin seconded. The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous.

Patron Input (3 minute time limit): There was no patron input.

There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Light bar on 183: Carl explained that 183 has an old light bar on it and it is having electrical issues. It needs an LED and wanted the commissioners to know about this intended purchase.
  2. Election of new commission chairman: Roger moved to elect Mike Miller as the chairman for the coming year. Gordon seconded. The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous.

FIRE CHIEF REPORT: Carl reported that they had two people apply for the Lieutenant at station 1, but only one fulfills the requirements.

Carl would like to hire two people for the position of training officer and they would split the pay of the position. He would like to run a fire training school and these part time positions would runit. The commissioners have already approved this position and think it is a good idea.

There are patrons asking for an ambulance in this area and would like the fire district to support this request. The county is over ambulances and pays for a service out of Idaho Falls.

ASSISTANT CHIEF REPORT: Nic said that they are still collecting information on the new brush and EMS truck. They will hopefully have figures next month.

BATALLION CHIEF STATION ACTIVITY REPORTS:

Station 1. Jim: He has been doing some interviews with his station volunteers and will report next month. 66 EMS and 10 fire calls.

Station 2. Blain Kerr: They had a few calls. Morale is doing good.

Station 3. Corey: They responded to a box car that caught on fire. One of the new firefighters is working toward becoming an EMT.

Station 4. Mitch: 7 EMS 1 Fire. The snow is making calls pick up.

COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

Dallin closed the meeting at 7. Roger moved to adjourn. Mike seconded. The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous.

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