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Fire Commissioners – October 2019


OCTOBER 15, 2019

The Clermont Fire Commissioners held the public hearing on the 2020 Budget on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. ahead of the regular meeting at the Town Hall.  Those in attendance were Chairwoman Susan Rifenburgh, Commissioner Ronald Rifenburgh, Commissioner Ronald Miller and Commissioner Raymond Bauer.

Others present were Chief Lloyd Kukon, Assistant Chief Collin Brown, Treasurer Denise Fiore and Robert Desmond.

The budget public hearing was opened at 6:35 P.M. with the salute to the flag by Chairwoman Rifenburgh.  The budget was presented to the Board and there were no questions or comments by anyone present.  A motion was made by Commissioner R. Rifenburgh to close the hearing, seconded by Commissioner Miller.  All in favor.  So carried.

A motion was made to accept the 2020 Budget by Commissioner R. Rifenburgh, seconded by Commissioner Miller.  All in favor.  So carried.

The regular meeting was opened by Chairwoman Rifenburgh.

MINUTES:  A motion was made to accept the minutes of the September meeting by Commissioner R. Rifenburgh, seconded by Commissioner Miller.


October 15, 2019 Fire Commissioners’ Treasurer’s Report                            

RE:  September 2019

Total Amount of September 2019 Invoices Paid                $ 5,092.84

RE:  October 2019

Proposed October 2019 Invoices                                          $     -0-

Paid October 2019 Invoices                                                  27,525.51+ 194.06 = 27,719.57 *

                                                Total                                                               $27,525.51 + 194.06 = 27,719.57 *

* adjusted – added $170.00 and $24.06

Reconciliation of Accounts

The Bank of Greene County Balances to Date

Money Market Checking Balance*                                                      $ 115,457.13

*Includes interest paid on 9/30/19 in the amount of $34.54

Checking Balance                                                                                              6,559.52

Plus deposit 10/11/19 (Final Bond Installment #7)                           25,000.00           

Less Outstanding Checks                                                                              27,542.99

Checking Balance to Date                                                                              4,016.53

Money Market & Checking A/C Total                                               $ 119,473.66

Capital Reserve Fund for Fire Equipment                                        $   29,728.61 (as of 12/31/18)

                Interest 12/31/18 – 1/31/19                                                  $            3.78

                Interest 1/31/19 – 2/28/19                                                                   3.42

                Interest 2/28/19 – 3/31/19                                                                     3.79

                Interest 3/31/19 – 4/30/19                                                                   3.66

                Interest 4/30/19 – 5/31/19                                                                     3.79

                Interest 5/31/19 – 6/30/19                                                               3.67

              Interest 6/30/19 – 7/31/19                                                                4.63

                Deposit 7/15/19 unexpended 2018 balance                      12,000.00

                Interest 7/31/19 – 8/31/19                                                                       5.32

                Interest 8/31/19 – 9/30/19                                                                 5.15

                                                                                Total                                $   41,765.82                                                                                                                                           

                Capital Reserve Fund for Constr. &Improvement:        $   33,666.86 (as of 12/31/18)

                Interest 12/31/18 – 1/31/19                                                                 $            4.29

                Interest 1/31/19 – 2/28/19                                                                       3.87         

                Interest 2/28/19 – 3/31/19                                                                      4.29

                Interest 3/31/19 – 4/30/19                                                                       4.15

                Interest 4/30/19 – 5/31/19                                                                       4.29

                Interest 5/31/19 – 6/30/19                                                                       4.15

                Interest 6/30/19 – 7/31/19                                                                 4.29

                Interest 7/31/19 – 8/31/19                                                                       4.29

                Interest 8/31/19 – 9/30/19                                                                4.15

                                                                               Total                                   $   33,704.63

Denise Fiore, Treasurer

October 15, 2019


  • RBC Wealth Management account statement for September – $411,771.05
  • Fire District Affairs newsletter for October – November.
  • Letter from Bank of Greene County to fire districts and EMS about specialized customer service for same.
  • Elections: Letters of intent must be submitted by Wednesday, November 20th to run for Commissioner for five-year term starting 1/1/2020.  Election day is Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 6 PM to 9 PM.  Will need two election inspectors, to be paid $50.00 each and are  authorized to have pizza for dinner by a motion made by Commissioner R. Rifenburgh, seconded by Commissioner Miller.  All in favor.  So carried.

BUILDING AND GROUNDS: Commissioner Bauer

No report

INSURANCE: Commissioners Rifenburgh and Miller

No report

FIRE EQUIPMENT: Commissioners Bauer and R. Rifenburgh

  • Truck #6013 has been repaired.  It was a bearing.
  • Truck #6013 has two bad sensors.  Truck #6010 had a short with lights when the compartments doors were open.
  • When they come down for the sensors, will ask them to show how to operate the foam unit.
  • Cab and chassis for the new truck is in. 

LOSAP: All Commissioners

  • Check for new members in 2019 which may be eligible for the LOSAP Program.  It is unsure if they must be active for the entire year or partial to be eligible must be determined.

LAWS AND POLICIES: All Commissioners

LEGAL: All Commissioners

No Report


  • HYDRANTS: The hydrants were installed on Cemetery Road with the work being done with help by the Clermont Highway Department.   Currently there is no support but it might be a good idea to put support under it.  A thank you note will be written to the highway department.
  • Thermal Imaging Camera: There are three vendors for cameras, MES, Garrison and Mark Hildenbrand.  The costs range from $2700 to $8900. Should have salesman come down to show their cameras.   Can update one camera this year and a second one in a year or two. 


No report


There were two calls in September:

9/5/19 – Standby for Paraco Fuel at Clermont Historic site

9/6/19 – Standby for Livingston – County Route 19


Drill extrication – 13 firefighters


9/5/19 – Set up for Tivoli fundraiser – 3 firefighters

9/7/19 – Tivoli Barbecue – 9 firefighters

9/13/19 – September BBQ – 6 firefighters

9/14/19 – Steak BBQ – 15 firefighters

RADIOS: There were fifteen portable radios and one was stolen.   The Chief has a list of those who have a radio.  He would like to replace the one that was stolen using the $935.00 which was paid by the insurance company. Commissioner R. Rifenburgh has asked for a list of who have radios. The Chief has a list but has not given it to the Commissioner.

Commissioner R. Rifenburgh feels that if it is justifiable to purchase another radio that would be fine, but wonders if we need another portable radio?

TRAINING: Livingston Fire will have a ‘stop the blood training’ in November.

The Carmelite Sisters on Woods Road has put in a new water main.  There was discussion on this and other hydrants. Can look at other hydrants next year for replacement.

MOTION TO PAY BILLS: A motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Bauer to add two payments, Tracey Gallant for calls $170.00 and Johnson Newspaper for $24.06. All in favor.  So carried.

A motion was made to adjourn by Commissioner R. Rifenburgh, seconded by Commissioner Bauer at 8:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Helen Shannon

Fire District Secretary