September 17th, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Garden City Fire District

Approval of Past Minutes: Motion by Brian, 2nd by Howard, vote was unanimous.

Public comment: Chris Coray asked what the plans are for the white truck. Perry spoke with the state guy and was told that now that the district has the new 5 ton, the old truck is no longer ours. It will be towed to Randolph where the state will sell it for parts.

Items for Follow-Up:

None

Items for discussion:

Pump Testing (Mike): Pump test was done on Engine 40, which passed and is working well.

Engine 40 Foam System (Mike): The foam pump system has not been working since Mike has been on the department. The pump system is being looked at and the repair will be a few thousand dollars. Mike will be given a bid and then the decision will be made whether the repair will take place this year or will be held off until the new budget. Randall asked where the budget is sitting currently. Right now we are about 75% of the way through the year, but the expenses are at about 58% of budget, not including the boat. With the boat factored in, we are at about 67% of budget. However, repairs are much higher than were expected this year and there are some large expenses still to come before the end of the year. Tiffany recommended holding a budget hearing in October to amend the current year budget to move expenses between categories and also to add in a transfer from the capital projects fund to cover the boat purchase. If the funds are needed, then the transfer will be made. If other expenses remain lower than budget at the end of the year, the transfer will not be made.

Vehicle/Equipment/Station Service Requests: There is a broken sway bar link on Brush 43 again. Mike will look at doing the repair in-house and will send it out if needed.

Purchase Requisitions: None this time.

Equipment Status: Everything is working well except the items mentioned above.

Responses: 3 dumpster fires, 1 heavy equipment fire, 2 CO Calls, 3 fire alarms 7 medical assists, 1 rescue (1 adult and 2 children on a floatie that got blown away from shore too far), rescue of 2 swimmers, joint training with Idaho and Utah state parks.

Utah state parks received the radio frequencies from Idaho so that the Utah radios will be able to communicate with the Idaho boat radios. The fire district can also program their radios to communicate with Idaho. The cost would be about $2800. Mike is planning to just continue with the back door communication through dispatch for now until the state parks see how well the radios work and then this might be a budgeted item for a future year.

New or Miscellaneous Business: Brett England has resigned has captain and fire fighter due to personal and family issues. Mike has told him that his stuff will be available and if he wants to come back before his certifications expire he is welcome to. Mike has offered the captain position to Brandon Weatherston and if he declines it will be offered to Shane Rasmussen.

The ISO rating has dropped from a 6 to a 7. Mike has called and left a voicemail and sent an email to ISO. The summary letter stated that there is a deficient water supply due to Swan Creek not meeting the standards. Mike initially thought it was due to a lack of communication, but he has found that it may actually be due to the water supply in Swan Creek not actually meeting standards. Mike is going to confirm that with ISO and then ask if Swan Creek can be broken out to receive a separate ISO rating. Sweetwater and the city have invested a lot of money in their systems and it is in unfair to have the whole district lowered by one area. The district has 30 days to send ISO a letter requesting a review of the rating, and then has 60 days to issue a letter stating what changes will be made to the district to bring the ISO rating back up. Not all insurance companies base rates on the ISO rating. Often they call Mike to ask questions about the fire protection capabilities in the area, however, the rating can affect homeowners’ insurance rates. Howard asked Mike to send a registered letter to ISO and to the HOA president to find out what is going on. Brian also felt that the county should be held partially responsible for approving the subdivision and building permits when the water system may not be adequate.

The Budget Hearing/Christmas Party will be scheduled for December 4th at 6pm.

Randall texted the Swan Creek HOA president who stated he has not received the letter or been notified of the issue. ISO was supposed to send it to all of the HOA presidents. Randall also stated that there is a sign in Swan Creek that states do not use the fireplaces and he asked if Mike had anything to do with it. Mike stated that he did not, but Ideal Beach had been having issues with people burning in ones that shouldn’t be burnt in.

Perry Wakefield’s term ends in December and he will not be resubmitting his name. The position will be posted in October. The second individual whose term would be ending is Jenny England, however, since she was put on just recently, the county stated she would finish out this term and continue through the next term.

Randall brought the extra key for the file cabinet and gave it to Brian House, so the two keys are now held by Randall and Brian.                   

Randall completed the online open and public meetings act.

Review and Approval of Current Expense Invoices

Motion to adjourn by Brian, 2nd by Howard, vote was unanimous. Meeting was adjourned at 7:08pm.

AGENDA – December 2014 Fire Board Meeting & Budget Hearing

December 2014 Fireboard Meeting  / Public Hearing on 2015 Budget

 

The December meeting of the Garden City Fire District Board is scheduled for 6:00 P.M. on Thursday December 4th, 2014 at the Garden City Fire Training Room located at 145 West Logan Road, Garden City, Utah.

Agenda

Approval of Past Minutes

Public Comment

Items for Follow-Up:

Automatic Aid Agreement with Cache County

Items for discussion:

Public hearing for 2015 budget

Adopt 2015 Budget

Board Officer Elections

 Vehicle/Equipment/Station Service Requests 

Purchase Requisitions

Equipment Status

Responses

New or Miscellaneous Business

Review and Approval of Current Expense Invoices

NOTE: The Fire Board may vote to go into closed session pursuant to Utah Code 52-4-5.

Notice of Special Accommodations: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communication aids and services) during this meeting should notify Mike Wahlberg at the Garden City Fire District (435) 994-2460 at least (1) day prior to the meeting and please leave a message.

Invitation to bid – shed

FireDeptDecal       Garden City Fire District

P.O. Box 248, Garden City, Utah

(435) 994-2460

[email protected]

 

Invitation To Bid

September 29, 2014

 

The Garden City Fire District is in need of a storage shed to be built to put behind our building.

Specs:

12′ x16′ floor size

8′ wall height

6/12 roof pitch with 30 year asphalt shingles

T-111 or equivalent siding with 1 x 4 trim on corners and window and door trim

6-0 x 7-6 double entry door

One overhead light and two 120 v. outlets

exterior paint

Interested parties can submit their bid to the fire chief no later than Oct. 31st along with a copy of their contractors license and insurance. The winning bid will be notified the first week of November.

Mike Wahlberg

Fire Chief, Garden City Fire District

AGENDA – September 2014 Fire Board Meeting

October Fireboard Meeting

The October meeting of the Garden City Fire District Board is scheduled for 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at the Garden City Office Building located at 145 West Logan Road, Garden City, Utah.

 Agenda

Approval of Past Minutes

Public Comment

Items for Follow-Up:

Legal representation/policies and procedures

Fireboat SOP’s

Storage Shed

Garden City Public Safety Grant

ISO review

Items for discussion:

New Board Member Applications

Christmas Party          

Vehicle/Equipment/Station Service Requests

Purchase Requisitions

Equipment Status

Responses

New or Miscellaneous Business

Review and Approval of Current Expense Invoices

NOTE: The Fire Board may vote to go into closed session pursuant to Utah Code 52-4-5.

Notice of Special Accommodations: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communication aids and services) during this meeting should notify Mike Wahlberg at the Garden City Fire District (435) 994-2460 at least (1) day prior to the meeting and please leave a message.