April 5, 2004

The Clermont Fire Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 6:30 P.M. Supervisor Pelletier opened the meeting. Present were Commissioner Staats, Commissioner Lent, Commissioner Harned and Commissioner Tousey. Also present were Chief Laurence Saulpaugh, 1st Assistant James Potts and Second Assistant Chief Schiller.

Charles Larsen, Donald VanWagner, Walter Brembs, Richard Livellara, Mandy Fuchs, Jr. and Richard Roth of the Independent were also present.

A motion was made to waive the reading of the minutes, as copies were provided and to approve them by Commissioner Staats, seconded by Commissioner Lent.

Chief Laurence Saulpaugh gave the March report. (Copy attached)

Car Rollover on County Route 8
Smoke Alarm Activation on Pleasantvale Road
Auto Accident on Route 9
Auto accident on Route 9 involving a deer, unfounded.
Chief Saulpaugh told the Commissioners about the jaws demonstration and would like to order the cutters for the jaws tool at a cost of $4900. A motion was made by Commissioner Harned, seconded by Commissioner Lent for the Chief to order the cutters if the expense was budgeted for in the 2004 fire budget. All in favor. So carried.

The Fire Company has been researching the ownership of the land and building which houses the Districts trucks at Station #2 on Route 9G. There is a deed dated May 2, 1960 in which the Town of Clermont sold the land back to the Fire Company. For years, it was believed that the Town was in ownership of the land and the building, which house the trucks. As it turns out, the Fire Company owns both building and land, and the fire trucks are stored in the building by the District. The Fire Company was exploring expanding the present truck bays and with the ownership situation might be able to secure a loan with the collateral being a lease from the District to continue to house the trucks at Station #2. The construction costs might be lower for the Company to secure than the District having to go to bid on the work. The Fire Company will explore the building costs and bring it back to the Fire Commissioners after going to the membership. The Committee is Chief Saulpaugh, Jim Potts, Sr., Bruce Potts, William Banks, Harry Harned and Fred Lang.

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Commissioner Lent reported that the FEMA Grant has been filed of a new truck, requesting $195,000.00. She has requested a letter of support from Senator Schumer, whose office has also critiqued the application. Also, Senator Sweeney’s office will send a letter of support.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 10 from 12-2 PM. The firemen will help with parking and setup.

A motion was made by Commissioner Harned, seconded by Commissioner Staats, to approve for payment, Fire Abstract, #4, page l, Vouchers #36-47 in the amount of $3,059.21.

Supervisor Pelletier adjourned the meeting at 7:10 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Helen Shannon
Fire District Secretary