Fire Board Minutes

 

2013 Minutes

 
MINUTES OF THE MID-MICHIGAN COMMUNITY FIRE BOARD
 St. Louis, Michigan

February 12, 2013

 

A Regular Meeting of the Mid-Michigan Community Fire Board was called to order by Chair Robert McConkie at 5:30p.m., on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. 

Members Present:      Chair Robert McConkie, Vice-Chair Kevin Beeson, Dan Sagle, Bobbie Marr

Members Absent:       Don Long

Others in Attendance:  Fire Chief Rich Apps, Assistant Fire Chief Dick Prestage, Brian Wood, Bill Coty, Scott Mizer

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair.

 

Moved by Member Sagle, supported by Member Beeson, to approve the appointment of Robert McConkie as Chairman of the Mid-Michigan Community Fire Board.  All ayes carried the Motion.

 

Moved by Member Sagle, supported by Member McConkie, to approve the appointment of Kevin Beeson as Vice-Chair of the Mid-Michigan Community Fire Board.  All ayes carried the motion. 

 

Minutes.

 

Moved by Member Beeson supported by Member McConkie, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on Tuedsay, November 13, 2012.  Ayes per McConkie, Beeson & Marr carried the motion.  Sagle voted “present”. 

 

Moved by Member Beeson, supported by Member Sagle, to approve the minutes of the special meeting held on Monday, December 12, 2012.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Claims & Accounts.

 

The Fire Board reviewed the Claims & Accounts.

 

Moved by Member Beeson, support by Member Sagle, to approve the Claims & Accounts in the amount of $37,439.22.  All ayes carried the motion.

Financial Statements.

 

The Fire Board reviewed the Financial Statements for YTD 1/31/2013. 

 

Moved by Member Beeson, supported by Member Sagle, to place the Financial Statements on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Set Meeting Dates & Times.

 

Moved by Member Beeson, supported by Member Sagle, to approve to set the meeting dates and times for the mid-Michigan Community Fire Board as the 2nd Tuesday of May, November and February at 5:30 pm.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Meeting Schedule will be as follows:

May 14, 2013

November 12, 2013

February 11, 2014

 

Fire Chief’s Report.

 

The Fire Board reviewed the Fire Chief’s Report attached.

 

Moved by Member Beeson, support by Member Sagle to place the Chief’s Report on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Chief Apps added that he is presently discussing mutual aid agreements with Alma in the hopes to solving some of the staffing issues that we are having.  This is in the preliminary stage but there is interest from Alma.

 

Property Purchase – Update/Status

 

Members Beeson and McConkie reported that the offer was accepted.  The survey of the property was complete and the environmental study was underway.  It will be necessary to get an easement if we want to use the abandoned Mill Street section as a return entrance.  Currently the property to the south has ownership of the abandoned street.

 

 

 

2013-2014 Budget

 

Moved by Sagle, support by Beeson to adopt the 2013-2014 Budget as presented. 

 

The budget was presented in similar form and fashion as previous years.  After discussion of the background and validity of how this has been derived it was suggested that a better mechanism needs to be developed to determine how much we should charge ourselves for rescue runs and to ensure that we are setting aside proper amounts to meet our equipment replacement needs in the future.  Additionally, the City will be charging some overhead for processing and space that has not been incurred in the past.  Tabling the budget until the May meeting will allow us to have more realistic figures to base the budget on.  Preliminary figures show contributions by unit as follows according to past practices: 

City                  $84,098.04

Bethany           $37,912.35

Jasper              $40,716.39

Pine River        $56,283.23

The Townships can use those figures for budgeting purposes but should expect there will be a change in May.

 

The Motion for the Budget approval was withdrawn.

 

Other Business. 

 

None.

 

Being no other business, moved by Member Sagle, support by Member McConkie to adjourn.  All Ayes carried the motion.

 

Chair McConkie adjourned the meeting at 6:35 p.m.

 

 

Bobbie Jo Marr, Secretary

   
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