I. CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the Weaverville Fire Protection District was called to order by Chairman, Mike Williams at 1000 hrs. Members present: Bill Britton, Arden Potter, and George Owen. Members absent: Larry Helsley. Others present: Chief Scott Alvord, Frank DeNatale, and Clerk Lisa Guglielmina.
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes of November 3, 2015 –
B. Approve Warrant List and Journal Entries –
MSC Britton/Potter to approve the consent agenda as presented.
III. PUBLIC HEARING: Rescinding of Ordnance #08-01, Weaverville Fire Protection District Fees.
A. Public Comments – No public present, no comments.
IV. CLOSED SESSION:
A. Consider the appointment or employment of a Fire Chief/Marshal pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 (b)-Went into closed session at 1005 hrs.
B. Open Session, report on closed session if action taken-Reconvene from closed session at 1020 hrs. Chairman Mike Williams reported Frank DeNatale approved as the new Fire Chief of the Weaverville Fire District, and welcomed him. He will begin his duties on January 4, 2016. Also reported that the Board approved a stipend for the Clerk for the administrative work during the summer fires.
V. ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING:
A. Nominations/Elections of Chairman – NSC Owen/Potter to elect Bill Britton as the 2016 Chairman of the Board.
B. Nominations/Elections of Vice-Chairman-NSC Britton/Potter to elect George Owen as the 2016 Vice-Chairman of the Board.
C. Set Date, Time and Place of Regular Meetings for 2016-The regular meetings of the Weaverville Fire District will remain as follows; The first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at 125 Bremer Street, Weaverville, CA 96093, unless properly notified.
VI. ACTION ITEMS:
A. Discuss/Rescind Ordinance #08-01, Weaverville Fire Protection District Fees. – Short discussion on fees and policies.
MSC Britton/Owen to approve rescinding Ordinance #08-01, Weaverville Fire Protection District Fees.
B. Discuss/Approve Policy #3006.1-Billing for services outside of District Boundaries – Tabled from November 3, 2015 meeting- Short discussion.
MSC Britton/Potter to approve Policy #3006.1, billing for services outside of District boundaries.
C. Discuss/Approve Policy #3002.6 – Apparatus Fees for Incident response-Tabled from November 3, 2015 meeting. –Short discussion.
MSC Potter/Owen to approve Policy #3002.6, Apparatus fees for incident response.
D. Discuss/Approve Policy #3006.3 – Fees for Prevention Services – Tabled from November 3, 2015 meeting – Short discussion.
MSC Owen/Potter to approve Policy #3006.3, fees for prevention services.
E. Discuss/Approve Policy #3006.4 – Fees for Hall Rental-Tabled from November 3, 2015 meeting – Short discussion.
MSC Owen/Britton to approve Policy #3006.4, Fees for hall rental.
F. Discuss/Approve to form a Financial Committee – Discussion on issues from having all of the District’s finances in the Trinity County account. Discussion on the EFTPS issue. Suggested to form a financial committee to investigate the pros and cons to having some of the District’s money in their own bank account to avoid situations discussed. It was suggested to also consult with Mel Deardorff; he is very knowledgeable with this subject.
Chairman, Mike Williams formed an Ad Hoc Financial Committee with the following members; Mike Williams, Dee Potter, and Lisa Guglielmina.
VII. DEPARTMENT AND BUSINESS REPORTS
A. Hazardous Reduction Progress Report: Program started. Requested more money from Title III.
B. Fire Chief/Marshall Report:
· SCBA testing completed
· County building inspections completed
· Shasta County Juvenile Fire Starter Program
· BLM meeting
· 4290 State resource code changes
· Deposition on December 17th
· Ironside repeater
C. Fire Department Report: None
D. Sleeper Program Reports: Ernie moving out, Jon Gier moving in.
E. Committee Reports:
· Recruitment Committee: New Chief Frank DeNatale.
· Collection Committee: No report
· Contract Committee: No report
· Tuition Committee: No report
· Budget Committee: No report.
F. Director Reports: Potter – Welcomed Frank DeNatale. Owen – Oil fire school grounds; issues with motorized vehicles trespassing.
VIII. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
IX. CORRESPONDENCE: EFTPS issues.
X. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1111 hrs.
Bill Britton, Chairman Lisa Guglielmina, Clerk of the Board