CLERMONT FIRE COMMISSIONERS
October 20, 2020
The Clermont Fire Commissioners held the public hearing on the 2021 Budget on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 6:30 P.M. ahead of the regular meeting at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Chairwoman Susan Rifenburgh, Commissioner Raymond Bauer, Commissioner Ronald Miller, and Commissioner Joseph Scott. Others present were Chief Lloyd Kukon, Robert Desmond, Mary Helen, and Jennifer Flandreau.
The Budget public hearing was opened at 6:35 P.M with a solute 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 at 6:45 by Commissioner Joseph Scott to close the hearing, seconded by Commissioner Ronald Miller. All in favor. So carried
The regular meeting was opened by Chairwoman Rifenburgh at 7:00 P.M. Those in attendance were Chairwoman Susan Rifenburgh, Commissioner Raymond Bauer, Commissioner Ronald Miller, and Commissioner Joseph Scott. Others present were Chief Lloyd Kukon, Treasurer Brian Fitzgerald, Robert Desmond, Mary Helen, and Jennifer Flandreau
MINUTES: The Minutes of the meeting were reviewed and one correction made. Commissioner Miller asked to Fix/omit the budget hearing date in August minutes. A motion was made by Chairwoman Rifenburgh to accept the minutes of the September meeting, seconded by Commissioner Scott. All in favor. So carried
TREASURER’S REPORT: October 20, 2020, Fire Commissioners’ Treasurer’s Report
A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s report by Commissioner, Miller, seconded by Commissioner Scott. All in favor. So carried.
•PHYSICALS: Received Even Tomkins and Chris Farewell
•Staples coupon $5.00
•RBC Wealth Management statement for September $433,612.69
OPEN DISCUSSION: no report
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: Commissioners Bauer
Waiting on an estimate from Kyle Johnson for paving: for springtime Contacted automatic delivery needs a lock serviceman to fix gage on the tank. A new meter from Tractor supply runs about $150.00
INSURANCE: Commissioners Miller and Scott
FIRE EQUIPMENT: Commissioners Bauer
LOSAP: Chairwoman Rifenburgh and Commissioner Miller
New York State passed a law about the point system. Ron will read up on it to decide on points. We have been in a state of emergency for eight months now, we decide how many points and allow up to 5 per month per firefighter.
LAWS AND POLICIES: All Commissioners
LEGAL: All Commissioners
- RE: Rejected application from a former firefighter. Commissioner Rifenburgh contacted the fire district association lawyer. The final decision is on the fire company. The Firefighter in question would be going through three fire districts to attend our fires, he would be better/more helpful at a closer department. A rejection based on non-resident is a valid reason.
- All physicals have been completed
- Collin Brown is back on regular duty
- The letter was sent to the investigator of the August Coffey Fire.
NEW BUSINESS: Chairwoman Rifenburg
- Commissioner Bauer made a motion to adopt our 2020 budget, seconded by Commissioner Scott. All in favor. So Carried
- Election letter of intent needs to be turned in by November 18, 2020
- This year’s election is on December 8th from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.
There were Three calls in September as follows:
- 9/5/20 – alarm activation – 760 Woods Road
- 9/5/20 – Reported bonfire – 239 Pleasant Vale Road
- 9/24/20 – House filled with smoke from the fireplace – 3829 Route 9G & Jug Road
Drills and Training
- 9/10/20 – Mutual Aid Tanker Drill in Germantown
- 9/12/20 – Driver training
- 9/27/20 – Truck Cleaning
- 9/28/20 – Company Drill – Nozzle practice
Total of 14 Firefighter and 34 hours
- August report was updated and adjusted with a missing August 24th call
- Fit test set for November 1st in Livingston
- Two cars were donated
- 6035 scheduled to be detailed November 1st through the 4th
- Chris Farewell – BFO Course
- Even Tompkins – Fire Police School
- Looking to form a “fast team” must have five years of experience.
- New York State will no longer cover Covid relief supplies. Fire departments need to purchase out of pocket.
50.7 Gallons Used
Raymond has extra sanitizer
Public Relations: Chief Lloyd Kukon and the company are offering to check and place batteries in private home fire alarms.
A motion was made by Commissioner Miller to pay the bills, Seconded by Commissioner Scott. All in favor. So Carried
A motion was made to adjourn at 8 P.M by Commissioner Bauer, Seconded by Commissioner Miller. All in favor. So Carried
Jennifer Flandreau Secretary,
Clermont Fire District