FIRE COMMISSIONERS MEETING
April 4, 2005
The Clermont Fire Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 6:30 P.M. Supervisor William Banks opened the meeting. Present were Commissioner Harned and Commissioner Tousey. Commisioners Staats and Lent were absent. Also present were Chief Laurence Saulpaugh, Second Assistant Chief Mark Schiller, Bruce Potts, Donald Van Wagner and Peter Cichetti.
A motion was made to waive the reading of the minutes, as copies were provided and to approve them by Commissioner Harned, seconded by Commissioner Tousey. All in favor. So carried.
Chief Saulpaugh gave the Chiefs Report for March 2005: (copy attached)
There were eleven calls for the month. The firemen parked cars for the Easter Egg Hunt on March 26 th and held a drill on March 28 on air packs.
The Fire Company President, Bruce Potts, Donald Van Wagner and Peter Cichetti came to the Fire Commissioners to discuss plans for the truck bay at Station #2. They are seeking a commitment from the Town if they are to go into a new building to replace the aging one at Station #2. The Company owns Station #2 but the town owns the trucks which are housed there. The District owns Station #1 on Route 9. They have preliminary plans from their architect for tearing down the old building and building a 40 x 40 attachment to the existing building. Prior to having a survey and title search, they would like some kind of commitment. The fire department would hold the mortgage, which if taken for $175,000 for 30 years, would be $1300.00 monthly. Commissioner Tousey requested plans be brought in next month with firm figures. There is $10,000 in this year’s budget to be paid from June – December which could be used for the architect’s plans, survey and search. The meeting of the Fire Commissioners will start at 6:00 P.M. on May 2 nd to review plans.
Commissioner Lent has sent in the grant application for the truck grant.
A motion was made by Commissioner Harned, seconded by Commissioner Tousey to approve payment of Fire Abstract #4, page 1 & 2, vouchers #36-50 in the amount of $5,576.33. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Commissioner Harned, seconded by Commissioner Tousey to adjourn at 7:05 P.M. All in favor.
Mary Helen Shannon
Fire District Secretary