SKAGIT COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #17

Minutes (Pending Approval)

May 10, 2011

The Regular Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by Commissioner Nicolls, Chairman.

Present:  Commissioners Nicolls and Fees, Fire Chief Stamper, Medical Officer White, Assistant Chief Francis, Captain Pyke and Secretary Pellett.  Commissioner Dugan was absent.

The minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 12, 2011 were approved as written.

Treasurer’s Report:  Operating Fund balance $75,194.84.  Investment Fund balance $43,880.10.  Total bills $3,430.38.  Commissioners instructed secretary to transfer $25,000 from the Operating Fund to the Investment Fund.  Carol advised the contributions to date on the Jaws of Life Campaign is $8,275.  101 families have contributed.  On-Island $3,355.  Off-Island $4,920.  Carol reminded commissioners the truck payment is due in June $11,600.

Open:  None

Chief’s Report:  See attached sheets.  Mike reported that the house burning drill was a good drill.  The dates for the May drills were corrected on the attached sheet.  Mike will be attending the USCG Sector Puget Sound Interagency Maritime SAR Roundtable.  He advised the emphasis will be search and rescue.  He will also be attending the CAER meeting which involves notification when March Point has a problem.

New Business.

  1. After discussion the commissioners approved the purchase of 3 tee shirts for the department volunteers.  The officers will discuss the possibility of uniforms for officers.  The department already has hats.
  2. In the discussion of maintaining an inventory of department items, Gerry and Mike will design a plan and phase it in.  This will likely include a numbering system.
  3. Reminder of the upcoming election for a fire commissioner.  There may be several interested people.  Registration is during the week of June 6 – 10.
  4. The Consolidation Forum will take place.
  5. Drivers training for cadets will commence.   Cadets are allowed to drive the vehicles for drills, not when called out.  The plan is to start this summer.

Old Business

  1. SOP’s Progress.  The Commissioners and Chief are reviewing and making changes on the draft SOP’s.
  2. Ryan Everett’s paperwork has been turned in and commissioners approved of his appointment.
  3. Jaws of Life – Mike advised the thermometer is up, Lori is making posters and brochures to have available for folks to pick up.
  4. The flex siphon hose has been ordered.
  5. The transfer siphon hose design Mike will talk with Mike Noyes as he designed this spliter.
  6. Data entry coordination.  Mike and Carol are in coordination at this point.

Items Not on the Agenda:

  1. Larry reminded the commissioners of his request for them to read Title 42.30 – Open Meetings Act.
  2. Mike advised Tim Powell possible recruit, had not moved to the island yet.  Will know soon.
  3. Larry also requested the next Work Session date be added to the minutes as well as the regular meeting date.

The Commissioners reviewed the invoices from April 11, 2011 to May 10, 2011 and approved $1,941.18.  The Commissioners further approved the payroll in the amount of $1,489.20.  Grand total $3,430.38.

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM.  The next Regular Meeting will be June 14, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the Fire Hall.  The next Work Meeting is May 25 at 10:00 AM at the Fire Hall.

Submitted by

Carol Pellett Secretary

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Commissioner Nick Nicolls, Chairman