Board Meeting Minutes – May 16, 2013






 The Garden City Fire Board held their regularly scheduled meeting on May 16, 2013 at the Garden City Fire Station, located at 145 W. Logan Road.  Board Chairman Allen opened the meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Board Members Present:

Terry Allen, Chairman

Randall Knight

Ben Negus, via speaker phone

Others Present:

Dan Kurek, Fire Chief

Kathy Hislop

Chris Corry

Anita Weston

Nadeen Sprouse

Leon Hunsaker

Roll call

Board Chairman Allen asked for a roll call of Board Members Present, Board Member Knight, Board Member Negus, via speaker phone, and Board Chairman Allen.

Approval of minutes

The Board Members reviewed the prepared minutes of April 18, 2013 and discussed changes that will be made to the minutes before they are finalized and signed.

The Board Members discussed what was agreed to in the meeting they held in regards to the short term rental inspections.  The city will collect the $30 fee for the first and second inspections, but if there is a fee for the 3rd and 4th we will need a resolution to collect that fee.  We don’t need a resolution for the city to collect the fee for the 1st and 2nd fee, but we will need a resolution to collect a fee for the 3rd or 4th short term rental inspection and also for the commercial inspections.  It can all be included in 1 resolution for both.

Board Member Knight made the motion to accept the minutes as corrected.  Board Member Negus seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

Items For Follow-Up

Chief Kurek received 2 bids for the repair of the IC truck; the Wolford bid is $1,515 and the Miller bid is $2,026. Board Chairman Allen asked for a bid from the local repair shop and was told that they felt it was a conflict of interest so he was not going to bid for the project.  The Board agreed to pay for the repair and not turn it over to the insurance company.

Board Member Negus made the motion to use Wolfords bid to fix the IC truck and also pay for it without going through the insurance.  Board Member Knight seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

Hazmat Class Update

Chief Kurek said that they are on their last night of hazmat training tonight.  After tonight they will be ready to take the test.  It has been good to work together with the other departments in the county.  There are 14 Fire Fighters that will be testing on Saturday.

Short Term Rental Inspection Fee

Chief Kurek said that we need to write up a resolution to charge the fee for the 3rd and 4th STR inspection plus the commercial inspection.  The city will collect the fee for the first 2 inspections.  We just need a vote to have the city collect the fee.  We will also need to draft an MOU stating that they are requesting the city to collect that fee for us.

Board Member Knight made the motion for us to provide the paperwork to the city so they can start collecting the fee and charging that and return it to the Fire District as has been agreed to in the meetings.  Board Member Negus seconded the motion.  Board Member Allen said that this should start as of June 13th, which is after the cities next meeting.  All in favor and the motion carried.

Tender 40 Tanker Modification,

Board Chairman Allen explained that we need to modify the tank for the truck to fit the 5th wheeler on the truck.  It needs to come up 7.5 inches.  Chief Kurek said that he talked to Rocky Mountain Truck Parts and they recommend we change the truck instead of the trailer.  They will bring the whole plate down and change the king pin.  We have 3 bids, Rocky Mountain Truck Parts $1,387.50, we will have to take the truck to them and leave it for 3 days then pick it up, Gomez welding $1,613.24, and Berny Wilkes, $2,130.61.  Berny Wilkes was the highest bid so they took that bid out.  The Board Members agreed to go with the lowest bid, which is Rocky Mountain Truck.

Board Member Negus made the motion to go with Rocky Mountain Truck to modify the tender trailer to fit our truck.  Board Member Knight seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

Board Member Knight said that he goes to a meeting in Ogden on Tuesday and he can help take the truck down.

Brush 40 Pump Replacement

Chief Kurek said that the motor is in, but the company that we were going to get the pump from has gone out of business.  He can get a better pump but it will be about $400 – $500 more.   We will get the pump in about 2 weeks.  Originally we thought it would be $4,800 but then it came in at $4,200 so we will still come in under the original projected price.

Vehicle Equipment Station Service Request.

There is only 1 service request and it is for a garage door remote.  Chief Kurek took the remote apart and fixed it and so now it is working again.

Purchase Requisition’s

Chief Kurek has only 1 purchase request for wildlife boots for Parry Wakefield.  Chief Kurek is waiting for the wildlife grant for this purchase, which should be awarded on June 4th if we get it.

Equipment Status

Chief Kurek said that all the lights are in on rescue 40.  He has been waiting for the radio box for about 4 weeks, and once they get it he will mount it permanent.  Right now it is mounted, but only temporary.

We are still waiting on the light bar for tender 40, and we will also get the trailer modified.  Brush 42 is running.  He is working on the fire boat and waiting for parts.  He wants to get it in the water the first week of June.  The boat will be kept on the southeast dock at the marina.


Chief Kurek said that they have issued 8 new fire pit permits, 16 fire permits for burning brush, 2 fire alarms and 5 medical assists.

New or Misc Business

Chief Kurek said that there is a new training coming up, 31st of May and 1st of June.  It is a wild land training and it is completely full.  We have 6 people from our district in that class.

On June 6-12 the National Guard will be here with 5 blackhawk helicopters.  They are doing a SERE training and will integrate the Fire District in the training as much as they can.  They will be training with all Rich County Fire Departments, Search & Rescue, the Sheriff Department and EMS.  A big portion of the training will be south of Round Valley, but they will be doing multiple scenarios throughout the county.

Review and Approval of Current Expenses Invoices

Board Member Negus left the meeting.

The Board Members reviewed the invoices and the prepared checks. They initialed the vouchers and signed the checks for payment.

Board Member Knight asked if Chief Kurek could figure out an average recurring monthly amount to ensure that the District stays within budget.

Board Member Knight made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m.  Board Chairman Allen seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.