September 9, 2021

Fire District Commissioner Meeting

Opening Prayer: Jim called the meeting to order at 8:00.  The opening prayer was offered by Mike Miller.  Those present were Commissioners Jim Deuel, Gordon Ball, Mike Miller, and Roger Anderson. Fire Chief Carl Anderson, Assistant Fire Chiefs Nic White and Jared Giannini; and Battalion Chiefs Blaine Ker, and Mitch Bingham. Dallin Gambles, Jim Kelley, and Corey Albertson were excused. Nile Hall kept the minutes. 

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

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

Budget Review: Nile reported that the financial situation is on track. With one month left in the fiscal year the budget is looking great.

Approval of Expenditures – ACTION ITEM: Mike reviewed the expenditures and didn’t see anything out of order.  Jim moved to approve the expenditures in the amount of $45,364.11 and payroll in the amount of $46,257.43. Roger seconded.   The vote by Jim, Gordon, Mike, and Roger was unanimous in the affirmative. 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. No old business to discuss. 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Discussion was had proposing a committee to be put in place to make a panel review board to help with hiring of full-time firefighters.
  2. Disposition of older Tait radios: Jim moved to allow the chief’s office be responsible to decide and use judgement to donate some of the older Tait Radios to outlying districts who have a need but have few funds.

FIRE CHIEF REPORT: Carl reported that September has already begun to be a very busy month. In August there were 168 calls. The storage unit fire is being investigated by the State Fire inspectors. 163 is still waiting on parts. Suggestion made to put a little bit of pressure to find out when that contract can be filled.
        – Battalion Chief input: Mitch reported that Adam Rhodes has decided to resign his position as Captain in Station #4.

ASSISTANT CHIEF REPORT:  Nic reported that building codes are being worked on and that developers should be asked to donate towards a ladder truck purchase to help fight fires in 3 story buildings. Truck 163 is being held up by back ordered parts. 181 is also coming along well.

COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Jim called to adjourn the meeting at 8:34. Mike moved to adjourn. Gordon seconded.   The vote by Jim, Gordon, Mike, and Roger was unanimous. 

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