I. CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the Weaverville Fire Protection District was called to order by Chairman, Arden Potter at 16:00. Members present: George Owen, Mike Williams, Larry Helsley and Bill Britton. Members absent: none. Others present: Chief Scott Alvord, Jim Underwood, Ernie Curran, and Clerk Lisa Guglielmina.
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes of November 4, 2014 –
B. Approve Warrant List and Journal Entries –
C. Approve Budget Adjustment-
MSC Britton/Helsley to approve the consent agenda, with the following change to the minutes: IV-D Sleeper Program Report – Ernie will be laid off Cal-Fire in two weeks and available for Station Maintenance.
III. ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING:
A. Nominations/Elections of Chairman – MSC Britton/Helsley nominate/elect Mike Williams as the Chairman for 2015. Vote: 5 ayes, 0 noes, 0 abstain, 0 absent.
B. Nominations/Elections of Vice Chairman – MSC Owen/Williams nominate/elect Bill Britton as the Vice-Chairman for 2015. Vote: 5 ayes, 0 noes, 0 abstain, 0 absent.
C. Set date, time and place of the regular meetings for 2015 – The regular meetings of the Weaverville Fire Protection District will be as follows:
The first Tuesday of each month, at 10:00 a.m. beginning on January 6, 2015
IV. CLOSED SESSION: (Gov. code section 54957.6)
Discussion on Fire Chief Position/Job Announcement/Salary range/Benefits: Chairman Arden Potter stated to amend and to take off of closed session for this topic. This item is removed from closed session and discussed in open session under Item V.
V. ACTION ITEMS:
A. Discuss/Approve Fire Chief Position/Job Announcement/Salary range/Benefits
Discussion on the process suggested to hire a Chief/Fire Marshal. A timeline, and draft job announcement was presented. Extended discussion on budget, application, salary range, benefits, background check, credit check, drug testing, moving costs, and when the new Chief/Fire Marshal is to start.
MSC Britton/Helsley to approve the timeline as presented, and to approve the job announcement with 2 changes discussed.
B. Discuss/Approve The Chief and Clerk to submit a FEMA Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant for 8 new sets of turnouts and a 4-unit Ram Air drying system – fiscal impact of $946.00 for a 5% match – Discussion on turnouts and drying system.
MSC Britton/Williams to approve the Chief and Clerk to submit a FEMA Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant for 8 new sets of turnouts and a 4-unit Ram Air drying system, and to accept the 5% match.
C. Discuss/Approve – an additional $1,500.00 to be added to the advertisement costs of the Fire Chief/Fire Marshal position – Discussion on different advertising methods.
MSC Britton/Helsley to approve an addition $1,500.00 to the costs of advertising for the Fire Chief/Fire Marshal position.
VI. DEPARTMENT AND BUSINESS REPORTS
A. Hazardous Reduction Progress Report: The crew has been working on the Title III Hazard Reduction. Starting the work behind Tops Superfoods and CVS for fuel reduction to houses on Martin Road.
B. Fire Chief/Marshall Report:
· 2101 Shifter is fixed
· WT-32 has new lights in, Herk will install them
· 2131 hose reel fixed
· County inspections performed
· AFG Grant
· Cal-Fire joint agreement with TCRCD
· Started driver operator classes
· Meeting with Shasta College on JPA for training site
C. Fire Department Report: The Department approved of $3,000 to outfit the new duty rig with lights. They will be converting the rear right bay door from manual to electrical to house the new duty rig and personal vehicle of the duty officer.
D. Sleeper Program Reports: Ernie reported homeless people taking the pallets from the back of Station 1. He spoke with them and secured the pallets with a lock.
E. Committee Reports:
· Recruitment Committee: Fire Chief/Marshal position
· Collection Committee: No report
· Contract Committee: No report.
· Tuition Committee: No report.
· Budget Committee: Will meet on January 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
F. Director Reports: Directors thanked Arden Potter for a job well done on the position of Chairman for the 2014 year.
VII. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
VIII. CORRESPONDENCE: None
IX. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 17:10 hrs.
Mike Williams, Chairman Lisa Guglielmina, Clerk of the Board