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Fire Commissioners – November 2020

NOVEMBER 16, 2020

The Clermont Fire Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall.

Those in attendance were Chairwoman Susan Rifenburgh, Commissioner Laurence Saulpaugh, Commissioner Raymond Bauer, Commissioner Ronald Miller, and Commissioner Joseph Scott. Others present were Chief Lloyd Kukon, Bob Desmond, Treasurer Brian Fitzgerald, Ron Rifenburgh, and Commissioner Scott’s Daughter Danielle.

Chairwoman Rifenburgh opened the meeting with a salute to the flag. 

MINUTES: The Minutes of the October meeting were reviewed. A motion was made by Chairwoman Rifenburgh to accept with correction of alarm battery changing, All in favor. So carried


Motion: A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s Report by Commissioner Bauer, seconded by Commissioner Saulpaugh. All in favor. So carried


  • Marshal Sterling is offering home and auto discount insurance
  • RBC Wealth management $426,714.56
  • Collin Brown physical received
  • Fire Department law management resource manual $295
  • Losap audit option 
  • Death Benefits for Mark Shiller received
  • A concerned taxpayer letter



K and H fuel gave an estimate on a new gauge and service call $230

We are on automatic Delivery. 

Placed an order for a new meter from Northern hydraulics $100

A motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Saulpaul. All in favor. So carried.


Truck 6013 serviced: noise and vibration found and corrected

Truck 6012 serviced 


Chairwoman Rifenburgh:

Resolution: Considering the pandemic/state of emergency; each firefighter will receive three extra points per month backdated from March 2020 through December 2020 and possibly forward.

After a roll call vote, the motion passed.

LAWS AND POLICIES: All Commissioners

Concerning the letter from a concerned taxpayer, we will be looking into hiring a cleaner for the firehouse starting January 2020.

LEGAL: All Commissioners

No discussion

OLD BUSINESS: All Commissioners

No discussion


No discussion



There were three calls in October as follows

10/16/20 – Mutual Aid/Traffic Control – Route 9G germantown

10/30/20 – AAPI – Route 9G & Firehouse Road

10/31/20 – Alarm activation – 168 Pleasant Vale Road 

Work Details/Drills

10/26/20 Drill/New 5” Y in service, pressure checked, Driver Training Rich Larsen, Jackie Decker, Collin Brown – 8 firefighters – 16 man hours

10/31/20 Halloween/special detail/SCBA Drill – 8 Firefighters – 24 man hours

Chief comments:

  • Service airpacks on Friday the 20th
  • Livingston Drill on Sunday the 22nd
  • Monday the 23rd – night hydrant system
  • Contact kevin for air compressor to fix
  • hose and electric plug to be replaced for station one
  • Trucks service on Truck 6013 – resolved
  • Going over budget – requesting hand tools voice amplifiers
  • Fit test
  • Water gages wanted
  • Fire Company election on December 14th


            Josh williams – Second LT 

            Joseph Scott -First Lt

            Collin Brown – Collin Brown

            No captan 

A motion was made by Commissioner Miller to pay the bills, seconded by Commissioner Saulpaugh. All in favor. So carried


gallons used – 48.7 Gallons


Ron Rifenburgh, all batteries in homes should have a 10 year battery installed.

Ron Rifenburgh, expressed concern for better management, not leaving certain duties only on one person for the Good of the district.

Commissioner Election scheduled for December 8th, 2020 from 6 PM to 9PM

We have yet to receive a letter of intent.

Commissioner Miller made a motion to adjourn at 8:15 P.M seconded by Commissioner Saulpaugh. All in favor. So Carried.

Respectfully submitted
Jennifer Flandreau Secretary,
Clermont Fire District