January 16, 2013


CALL TO ORDER @ 7:00 pm


x  Mr. Anderson                     x Mr. Takacs               x Chief Lutz

x   Mr. Bartlett                         x Mr. Vest                  x Mr. Long

x   Mr. Brotzman                     x Mr. Wayman           x Mr. Szeman



Paula Cosner, Manager, with Lake Health’s Madison ED reported that on October 9, 2012, the Reward & Recognition Committee presented the quarterly Hearty Cup Award for achieving great patient satisfaction to the Madison Emergency Department on North Ridge Road.  The Madison ED won the Cup for the spring quarter for patient satisfaction by scoring an impressive 99th percentile ranking in overall satisfaction.  Madison ED subsequently chose the Madison Fire District as the Best Supporting Department that helped them achieve the Hearty Cup.  She and other staff members commented on how proud they were of the working relationship that has developed between the District and the new ED. Ms. Cosner presented Chief Lutz and the Fire Board with a silver Hearty Cup “Saucer” that reads:

“In appreciation of service excellence and dedication to patient satisfaction Madison Emergency Department nominates Madison Fire District as the Best Supporting Department, January, 2013.”

Chief Lutz thanked Ms. Cosner for the recognition and stated that he, too, was very pleased with the working relationship that has developed between our two organizations and their efforts to serve the people of Madison.

Per Mr. Brotzman’s request, both the Village and Township Councils will be advised of the award.



Bills ($84,928.68) and payroll ($65,385.82) totaling $150,314.50 are motioned for acceptance and payment.

Motion to approve as presented by:  Mr. Vest           Seconded by:  Mr. Brotzman

ROLL CALL:   All ayes




COMMITTEE REPORTS:                                                                                    

New Building Committee:

Tim Bement of APP Architecture updated the Fire Board on the progress of Station #3.  In his opinion, they are making good progress and he is optimistic that the weather will cooperate.  Mr. Bement commented that Ron Sikes is on top of all contractors and is working on the Fire Suppression System and water lines.  He also commented that all trades are paying close attention to detail and he has high expectations that the District will receive a quality building.



No comments.


NEW BUSINESS:                               

Resolution #13-018 – 2013 District Annual Appropriations

This resolution is sent annually to the Lake County Auditor and is based on the District Budget approved at the January 2, 2013 meeting.

Motion to approve:  Mr. Bartlett          Seconded by:  Mr. Takacs

Roll Call:  All ayes


CHIEF’S REPORT – Chief Gene Lutz:                                                       

1)  Chief Lutz reported on the recent house explosion and various fires within the District.   He thanked Larry Advey and the Madison Township for their assistance.

2)  2013 District Call Statistics: 

Total calls        169

EMS calls           82

Transfers           52

Fires                     3




Mr. Bartlett congratulated everyone for the Hearty Cup Award and thanked them for their continuing  efforts to keep the Fire Board updated and  “in the know”.

Mr. Takacs asked if anyone was documenting the new Station #3 building progress for future generations.  Mr. Bement committed to compiling pictures and  other records for this purpose which will be housed in the new station.

Mr. Brotzman thanked District personnel for their service to his family in recent weeks.

Mr. Anderson reminded everyone of the February 20th  Fire Board meeting.

Motion to adjourn @ 7:19 pm by Mr. Takacs       Seconded by:  Mr. Vest        ROLL CALL:  All ayes