August 7, 2006


The Clermont Fire Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, August 7, 2006.  Present were Supervisor Banks, Commissioner Harned, Commissioner Lent, Commissioner Staats and Commissioner Nolan. Chief Laurence Saulpaugh, Bruce Unson, and Robert Desmond were also present.


Supervisor Banks opened the meeting with a salute to the flag. A motion was made by Commissioner Staats, seconded by Commissioner Nolan to accept the minutes of the July meeting as presented.  All in favor.  So carried.


The Chief’s report for July was read and the calls were as follows:

1.      7/10/06 – AAPI with major injuries Route 9 and County Route 8.

2.      7/22/06 – Commons Road – Smoke in residence due to AC malfunction.

3.      7/22/06 – Standby for Tivoli.

4.      7/23/06 – Route 9 – Lift assist for Northern Dutchess Paramedics.

5.      7/23/06 – Route 9 – Lift assist for NDP.

6.      7/25/06 – Route 9 – Lift assist for NDP.

7.      7/28/06 – Pleasantvale Road – Alarm activation unfounded.


Other activities – Drill on 7/24/06.


The footings and walls have been poured for the new bays at the firehouse on Route 9G.  It is expected that the rubber wall will be sprayed and the backfilling done soon.


The replacement furnace for Station #1 has to be purchased through a certified distributor, so John Halterman will make the purchase. He does the servicing of all the town furnaces. Discussed procurement policy and under $3000 purchase does not require bids.  The cost of furnace is estimated to be $1500 - $1600.


The contract for the new fire truck has been signed by Supervisor Banks and will be faxed back.


Discussed false alarms at the Devereaux facility on Pleasantvale Road and whether or not they can be charged for false alarms.  Chief Saulpaugh has spoken with management and the problem seems to be with dust created when the night person is cleaning.

The Chief will also speak with Mrs. Rose, who owns the Veterans Home on Route 9 regarding a ramp, which will help with getting people out to a waiting ambulance and possibly eliminate the need for lifting assistance.


Commissioner Lent thanked the volunteers of the Fire Department for all that they do.


A motion was made by Commissioner Nolan, seconded by Commissioner Staats to approve Fire abstract #8, vouchers #93-106 in the amount of $3,438.00.  All in favor.  So



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carried.  Commissioner Nolan did want it noted that the Fire Company has not yet reimbursed for the electric and fuel costs since the inception of the lease agreement.


A motion was made to adjourn by Commissioner Staats, seconded by Commissioner Nolan.  All in favor.  So carried.


Respectfully submitted,



Mary Helen Shannon

Fire District Secretary