SKAGIT COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #17
Minutes (Pending Approval)
April 12, 2011
The Regular Meeting was called to order at 7:35 PM by Commissioner Dugan, Chairman.
Present: Commissioners Dugan, Nicolls, & Fees, Fire Chief Stamper, Medical Officer White, Assistant Chief Francis, Captain Pyke, Lieutenant Fouts, and Secretary Pellett.
Commissioner Dugan resigned as Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners. Commissioner Fees nominated Commissioner Nicolls for Chairman, which was seconded by Dugan. The decision was unanimous.
Commissioner Nicolls presided. Commissioner Nicolls announced that the special work session meeting that had taken place on March 30, 2011 was null and void. Apologies were made for not having followed the RCW’s Open Meetings Act. The commissioners agreed they would try and do a better job in the future. Any business that needs attention will be carried forward to another meeting, sufficient notice given and posted properly. Captain Pyke expressed concern about the method of doing business and following the RCW’s.
The minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 8, 2010 were approved as corrected. Bill total was changed to $4,393.24. Last sentence in Chief’s report, the word “year” should be changed to “pension”.
Treasurer’s Report. Operating Fund balance $30,215.17. Investment Fund balance $43,871.80. Total bills $12,759,31. There will be no transfer of money. Carol advised the auditor’s office has had an upgrade of their computer program which has caused some trouble. Some of the numbers shown on the financial reports do not match those from the Treasurer’s Office. These will get corrected. Carol reported on the Jaws of Life campaign contributions. 90 families have contributed for a total of $7,025. $2,600 from on-island folks, $4,425 from off-island folks. Receipts and thank you letters have been sent to all. It was decided that a list of contribution support should be given to Linetime and the Guemes Tide. Carol will send it to both of them.
Chief’s Report: See attached sheet. Mike advised March 26 was very successful, but found our pump suction hose is too small. Gerry Francis has gotten 3 bids regarding replacement on 12’ lengths including the fittings. L. N. Curtis submitted a bid for a total of $1964.15 including tax. SeaWestern submitted a bid for $1749.37 tax included. W. S. Darley submitted a bid for $2103.80 tax not included. Regarding the Jaws of Life campaign, Mike is waiting for his daughter, Lori, to return from France, so she can put up the thermometer at Anderson’s Store. A jaws demonstration will take place the 1st Saturday in June at Anderson’s Store.
The Commissioners reviewed the invoices from March 8, 2011 to April 11, 2011 and approved $11,321.11. The Commissioners further approved the payroll in the amount of $1,438.20. Grand total $12,759.31.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM. The next Regular Meeting will be May 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the Fire Hall.
Carol Pellett, Secretary
Commissioner Nick Nicolls, Chairman