June 7, 2004

The Clermont Fire Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 7, 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 and 2nd Assistant Chief Mark Schiller.

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 Harned.

Chief Laurence Saulpaugh gave the May report. (Copy attached)
There were three calls for the month as follows:
The drill for the month was held on truck and station safety checks.
The Fire Company attended the Memorial Day Parade in Germantown on May 31, 2004.

Chief Saulpaugh has received an application from NYS Department of Enviromental Conservation, Division of Forest Protection and Fire Management for the Volunteer Fire Assistance Program for 2004 matching funds grant award. This grant is for light weight fireproof clothing, turnout gear, protective equipment, generators, etc. relating to fire suppression. The due date is September 30, 2004.

There are also funds available from Homeland Security through William Black, Columbia County Emergency Management for river rescue equipment. There are currently nine fire companies equipped with response equipment and three emergency medical service agencies in two divisions who respond to calls on the Hudson River. They are seeking funds for equipment, etc. and have agreed to an automatic - mutual aid response plan. Commissioner Harned motioned, seconded by Commissioner Staats, to authorize Chief Saulpaugh to sign the agreement for Clermont Fire Company to participate in the mutual aid plan for the Hudson River Response Group. All in favor. So Carried.

The quote for the cutters approved last month is $4,918.00 and will be ordered.

The company has had an architect looking at Station #1 for the work that has to be done to the truck bays.

Commissioner Lent has asked for letters of support from Congressman Sweeney for the Assistance Grant Program for the Rescue Pumper truck to replace a 31 year old truck

Commissioner Harned presented the Executive Summary of the Clermont Fire District Service Awards Program for 2003. The amount, which is recommended for the 2005 budget, is $46,500.

A motion was made by Commissioner Harned to pay the Fire Abstract #6 – Page 1, vouchers #62 – 74 in the amount of $560. 27. All in favor. So carried.

A motion was made to adjourn by Commissioner Staats, seconded by Commissioner Harned. All in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Helen Shannon
Fire District Secretary