September 12, 2019

Fire District Commissioner Meeting

Opening Prayer:  Mike called the meeting to order 8:05. The opening prayer was offered by Jim Deuel.  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, and Corey Albertson.  There were only a few patrons present.  Melanie Sullivan recorded the minutes

Approval of Agenda– ACTION ITEM:  Carl asked to amend the agenda to add the Bill’s Island truck discussion and possibly make it an action item. Dallin moved to amend the agenda to include the Bill’s Island truck discussion.  Roger 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.  Roger moved to approve the minutes as presented. Gordon seconded. The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous. 

Budget Review: Melanie reviewed the budget.  We have one month left of the fiscal year and a couple of large bills outstanding, but we are still well under were we would expect to be for this time of year. 

Approval of Expenditures – ACTION ITEM:  Jim reviewed the expenditures did not find anything out of the ordinary.  He moved to accept the expenditures in the amount of $56,106.89.  Dallin seconded.  The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous. 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Completion of paving at Lewisville station – DISCUSSION ITEM:  The paving was completed at Lewisville station and the bill was been submitted. 
  2. Purchase of extrication struts and station computers – DISCUSSION ITEM:  Carl reported that the struts were purchased for Menan and Rigby along with new desk top computers for Ririe and Lewisville. 
  3. New brush truck delivery – DISCUSSION ITEM: Nic said the brush truck was delivered today.  It came in under what was projected thanks to getting a better deal on the chassis.
  4. New Chase vehicle delivery – DISCUSSION ITEM:  Nic said that the chase truck was delivered. 
  5. Participation in Lucas Grant – DISCUSSION ITEM:  Jared and Rebecca (Squires) are working on it and will have it ready when this grant opens up.  This is a FEMA grant that will purchase 20 Lucas CPR devices that will be divided up between several districts in the area. 
  6.  Bills Island:  Carl received a call from one of the board members from Bills Island about a truck that Bills Island purchased “as is” from the district for $1500, knowing that there was a leak in the tank.  The caretaker tried to patch the hole, but it caused a bigger hole.  The board members at Bills Island feel like they bought a lemon.  Carl is asking if they can give a refund on the truck and then excess it.   The commissioners feel it would be the responsible thing to do.  Jim moved to buy back the truck that we sold to Bill’s island and authorize Carl to dispose of it as they see fit.  Dallin seconded. The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous. 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Architectural review – Graham Whipple – DISCUSSION ITEM: Graham was asked to come up with some concepts of living quarters in the Rigby station in anticipation of eventually needing full time fire fighters in the station.   Graham discussed the different requirements of putting a living area above the station.  These sketches are for the commissioners to start thinking about but is not something that decisions need to be made on right now.
  2. Adam Hall – website – DISCUSSION ITEM:  Adam was unable to attend and will be put on the agenda next month.
  3. Capital transfer – ACTION ITEM:  Jim talked about how we move the excess funds in the budget every year to the capital fund.  Jim moved to transfer $200,000 into the capital fund.  Roger seconded.  The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous. 
  4. Disposition of 2006 Chevy pickup/Chase 1 – ACTION ITEM:  This is the old chase pickup that was replaced and needs to be disposed of.  The Roberts Fire does not have a chief vehicle and is interested in purchasing the truck.  Carl said it blue books for $8700.  According to Idaho Code, if an asset is sold to another taxing entity or is valued under $10,000, it does not have to go to auction.  Dallin suggested that if it is put out to auction it will lessen the possibility that it will be returned to us like the Bill’s Island truck. Roberts Fire could then bid on it. Carl asked if he should use the auction site that other county entities have used or if they should advertise it for bid.  Jim moved to put the 2006 up for sale by bid or auction.  Dallin seconded.  The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous. 
  5. Bid opening for Ririe EMS truck & award of bid – ACTION ITEM:  We received four bids for the EMS truck.  The bid from Ken Garff is closest to what is wanted and is the least expensive. Jim moved to accept the bid from Ken Garff.  Roger seconded.  The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous. 

FIRE CHIEF REPORT: Brian Owens was named the captain and Heidi Crane the lieutenant at station 3.  Nic made the appointments since Brian is Carl’s son-in-law.  This was approved by the district lawyer and the battalion chiefs.

The district responded to a call that required 7 hours of staging.  There were 20 fire calls and 103 EMS calls.
        – Battalion Chief input: there was no BC input.

ASSISTANT CHIEF REPORT:  Nic said that going through with the Captain’s assessment, testing and appointment was a challenge.

COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Roger said that he was told what a great job the district did working with other districts on the fire in the Plano area.

            The sheriff’s office is grateful for the willingness of the volunteers to be on a call all night.  

Mike called for a motion to adjourn at 8:57. Dallin moved to adjourn.  Roger seconded.  The vote by Mike, Jim, Dallin, Gordon, and Roger was unanimous. 

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