SKAGIT COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #17

Minutes (Pending Approval)

January 11, 2011

The Regular Meeting was called to order at 7:33 PM by Commissioner Fees, Chairman.

Present:  Commissioners Fees, Dugan & Nicolls, Fire Chief Stamper, Assistant Chief Francis, Firefighter Pyke and Secretary Pellett.

Commissioner Jim Dugan was selected as chairman for 2011.

The minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 14, 2010 were approved as written.

The minutes of the Special Budget Meeting of January 7, 2011 were corrected to include the word “door” in the second sentence of last paragraph after the word refrigerator.

Treasurer’s Report.  Operating Fund balance $25,464.73.  Investment Fund balance $43,847.28.  Total bills $5,259.80.  No transfer of money.  Donation of $200 has been received.

Open:  None

Chief’s Report – see attached sheet.  Mike indicated the Jaws of Life instructor would like to come back for a full day, probably in the fall.  The commissioners approved Ryan Everett joining the department as a cadet, pending completion of application, physical exam and parental meeting.  Jaws Of Life fund raising campaign will require a letter to all property owners plus an updated brochure.  The fund raising goal is $25,000.   A work party is planned to stuff envelopes.  New information, Mike advised that all remodels and new construction will be required to have a CO meter.

Old Business:

  1. Handling of landslides – Mike advised our handling of the landslide and clearing of roadway was okay.
  2. Resolution 292 declares salaries for 2011 will be, Chief $627.30, Medical Officer $127.50, Secretary $316.20, Mechanical Engineer $20.40 per hour was unanimously approved.
  3. Resolution 293 declares Fire District 17 will pay for annual flu shots for fire department members, should they not have personal insurance that covers the cost.  It was unanimously approved.
  4. Resolution 294 adopting the budget for 2011 in the amount of $160,432.00 to meet the obligations of Fire District 17, was unanimously approved.

New Business:  

  1. WSP Report due 1/31/11 – Mike will have it finished.
  2. Cleaning of Roof (pressure washing)  It is time for the roof to be cleaned.  Dugan will make arrangements.
  3. Cleaning of solar panels – discussion ensued how the panels should be cleaned.  Mike will contact Ian for information on the proper solution and brushes to be used.

Items Not On The Agenda – None

Commissioners reviewed the invoices from December 14, 2010 to January 11, 2011 and approved paying the total $5,259.80.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.  The next meeting will be on February 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM at Fire Hall

Submitted by

Carol Pellett, Secretary

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Commissioner Jim Dugan, Chairman