MINUTES-SKAGIT COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #17

(Pending Approval)

December 14, 2010

The Regular Meeting was called to order at 7:35 PM by Commissioner Fees, Chairman.

Present:  Commissioners Fees, Dugan & Nicolls, Medical Officer White, Firefighter Pyke and Secretary Pellett.  Fire Chief Stamper was absent.

The minutes of November 9, 2010 were approved as corrected as follows: “Felix will do the work”, replaces “work is being done in Mount Vernon” under New Business 3rd line.

Treasurer’s Report.  Operating Fund balance $45,099.29.  Investment Fund balance $43,839.91.  Total bills $10,796.58.  A donation of $350 was received.  Truck payment of $11,600 was paid on December 5, 2010.  No transfer of money.

Open:  None

Chief’s Report – see attached sheet.  There was some discussion regarding the budget. The method of tracking  the expenditures to more accurately follow budget items was the concern.  The Commissioners will meet with the fire chief to actually discuss the dollar amount.

Old Business:  The steel storage unit is now insured.  The medical on-line training sheets need to be turned in monthly just as all training sheets are turned in..  There was short discussion regarding the tallying.  Bids for 1716 tender – there were none.  Commissioner Dugan reported the porta tank claim check was received and then delivered to Superior Systems to settle the bill.  Discussion ensued regarding the success of the Holiday Party/dinner.  Possible revising of method of shared costs for next year will be discussed at a later date.

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New Business:  Resolution 291 - Establishing the mileage reimbursement as of January 1, 2011 to be 51 cents per mile, was passed unanimously by the Commissioners.  There was a short discussion on the upcoming FEMA Grant filing.  Need to decide what we will try for.  Discussion ensued regarding how our department will handle landslides in the future.  We need to have a protocol in regard to clearing slides.  Liability is an issue if a private citizen using personal equipment is used and someone gets hurt if they haven’t been instructed to do the clearing.  The Fire Chief will talk to the county regarding this issue and report back.

Commissioners reviewd the invoiced rrom November 9, 2010 to December 14, 2010 and approved paying the total $10,796.58.

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM.  The next meeting will be on January 11, 2011 at 7:30 PM in the Fire Hall.

Submitted by

Carol Pellett, Secretary

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Commissioner, Jack Fees, Chairman