Fire District Commissioner Meeting
Opening Prayer: Roger called the meeting to order at 8:00. The opening prayer was offered by Nick White. Those present were Commissioners Mike Miller, Gordon Ball and Roger Anderson. Fire Chiefs Carl Anderson, Nic White and Jared Giannini; and BC’s Ben Doman, Blaine Ker, Mitch Bingham and Attorney, Dennis Wilkinson were also present. Commissioners Jim Deuel and Dallin Gambles as well as Jim Kelley and Corey Albertson were excused. Nile Hall kept the minutes.
Approval of Agenda– ACTION ITEM: Mike moved to approve the agenda; Gordon seconded. The vote by Mike, Gordon and Roger was unanimous in the affirmative.
Approval of Minutes – ACTION ITEM: The minutes were reviewed by the commissioners previously. Gordon moved to accept the minutes as written. Mike seconded. The vote by Mike, Gordon and Roger was unanimous in the affirmative.
Budget Review: Nile reported that the budget was running right on track.
Approval of Expenditures – ACTION ITEM: Gordon reviewed the expenditures and didn’t see anything out of order. Gordon moved to approve the expenditures in the amount of $48,126.92 and payroll the amount of $50,207.20. Roger seconded. The vote by Mike, Gordon and Roger was unanimous in the affirmative.
Patron Input: No Patron Input
OLD BUSINESS: Ladder Truck discussion- A used ladder truck with a 65-foot stick is perhaps available in McCall and they will check it out when it arrives in McCall.
- New full-time firemen- Roger presented 3 of the new full-time fire fighters and swore them into service. Ashton Davis was pinned by his wife Katie, Baylee Majors was pinned by her mother Sue, and Cody Thornton was pinned by BC Mitch Bingham.
- Present Dallin Gambles with a 15-year service pin was postponed.
- Ambulance service was discussed. It was proposed that the County Commissioners be approached to explore a possibility of having an ambulance district be put out to the voters in the fall election. There is currently an ambulance service which is a contract with Idaho Falls. An ambulance district would require a levy which would put the responsibility on the County Commissioners to oversee.
- Audit Review- Robert Renna of Robert D Hardy, CPA, PC presented the audit report. The report was favorable and he commented on how well the Fire District takes care of the business both service wise as well as financially. The District has ample funds to meet the needs of the patrons of the district.
FIRE CHIEF REPORT: Chief Anderson reported that 151 has been serviced by Hughes Fire Equipment. All pumps and fixtures were serviced completely which will extend the age and viability of 151 for future years. The cost to service was $15,725. Mitch commented about taking kids in Menan to school on a Fire Truck. It was a positive PR move.
ASSISTANT CHIEF REPORT: Nick reported that wiring on 163 will need to be fixed. It has some problems that were inherent in the original build which should be taken care of under warranty.
COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Nothing to report. Gordon made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mike seconded. The vote by Mike, Gordan and Roger was unanimous in the affirmative.
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