Fire District Commissioner Meeting
The opening prayer was offered by Mike Miller. Those present were: Commissioners Jim Deuel, Mike Miller, Gordon Ball, and Dallin Gambles; Interim Fire Chief Carl Anderson; Battalion Chiefs Blain Ker, Jim Kelly, Nic White, and Mitch Bingham.
Agenda Approval: Gordon moved to accept the agenda. Mike seconded. The vote by Jim, Mike, Dallin, and Gordon was unanimous.
Minutes: The minutes were reviewed by the commissioners previously. Mike moved to accept the minutes. Gordon seconded. The vote by Jim, Mike, Dallin, Roger, and Gordon was unanimous.
Budget Review: Melanie reviewed the budget. We are two months into this fiscal year and below budget.
Approval of Expenditures: Jim reviewed the expenses. Dallin moved to accept the expenses of $189,351.45. Gordon seconded. The vote by Jim, Mike, Dallin, and Gordon was unanimous.
Patron Input (3 minute time limit): There was no patron input
- Menan station progress – Dustin Stibal & Graham Whipple: Graham was unable to attend.
Dustin reported that they finished laying block today, they will start stockpiling the structural steel this week. They will hopefully start inflating the dome Thursday or Friday (Dec 21 or 22), weather pending.
- Vote on executive session for January 6th chief interviews: The commissioners went through the applications for chief and narrowed it down to four. They have schedule interviews for the four chosen individuals January 6th. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. with a tour of the facilities. The BC’s need to be there by noon. Travel arrangements have been made for those candidates who needed them.
- Vote on new commission chairman 2018: Mike nominated Dallin to be the commissioner chairman for 2018. Gordon seconded. The vote by Jim, Mike, Dallin, and Gordon was unanimous.
ASST. CHIEF REPORT: Carl ordered nozzles as agreed upon with the commissioners previously.
He got a call from Idaho Department of Lands that they have tractor trucks that are available. If CFD wants one, they need to put their names in. Carl thought it would make a good back up tender. He said that it would cost $20,000 to make some alterations to make it more useable. Carl put CFD on the list but we don’t have to take it if we don’t want it when it becomes available.
He had a conversation with a business that would possibly be interested in purchasing equipment for the station.
Carl got a quote for 4-way gas monitors. He will get a couple more quotes and bring them to the commissioners in January
Station 1. Jim Kelly: Things are going pretty well. 72 EMS and 10 Fire calls. They had a “Heap the Helmet” campaign and raised $4200 to feed the hungry in the community. They got another fire fighter/paramedic, Dan Edwards. They have had several overlapping calls this month.
Station 2. Blain Ker: Pretty slow at station 2. 7 EMS calls and no fire calls.
Station 3. Nic White: 5 EMS calls. Pretty slow month.
Station 4. Mitch Bingham: 7 EMS calls. 1 fire call. Hired Adam Rhodes as Captain. Cody Thornton is a new volunteer. They completed fire safety with the Third graders.
COMMISSIONER REPORT: Gordon reported that at the Lewisville town meeting, Lewisville doesn’t know where to put the line for the property boundary. The main issue is that the boundaries between the fire station property and the city property can’t be drawn so that the WWII gun stays with the city and the pump stays with CFD. The commissioners agreed that they would rather the gun remain on city property and CFD would share responsibility of the pump regardless of whose property it is on. Gordon will tell that to the City of Lewisville.
Roger-EMS & Training/Gordon-Equipment /Dallin-Facilities/Jim-Budget/Mike-PR
Jim called to adjourned the meeting at 6:45. Mike moved to adjourn. Gordon seconded. The vote by Jim, Mike, Dallin, and Gordon was unanimous.