February 20, 2013

CALL TO ORDER @ 7:00 pm


x  Mr. Anderson                    x Mr. Takacs              – Chief Lutz

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

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


Captain Kloski introduced FF/Paramedics Ryan Fowler and Thomas Panichi, and Paramedics Laura Fuchs-Eichler and Evan Dissauer who are joining the Non-Emergency Transfer Program.  Mr. Szeman administered the Oath of Office and the board welcomed them aboard.


Minutes of 12/19/12 Regular Session

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

ROLL CALL: All ayes

Minutes of 01/02/13 Reorganization Meeting and Regular Session

Motion to approve as amended by: Mr. Brotzman     Seconded by: Mr. Bartlett

ROLL CALL: 5 ayes; 1 abstain

Minutes of 01/16/13 Regular Session

Motion to approve as amended by:

Mr. Wayman     Seconded by: Mr. Bartlett

ROLL CALL: All ayes



Bills ($665,134.15) and payroll ($166,346.12) totaling $831,480.27 are motioned for acceptance and payment.

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

ROLL CALL:   All ayes




COMMITTEE REPORTS:                                                                                    

New Building Committee:

Tony Long, CFO, reported that he and Captain Kloski met online with Tim Bement of App Architecture on February 20, 2013 for the regular weekly construction meeting.   Per Capt. Kloski, cold weather continues to put the project slightly behind schedule (35 days), but Seitz Builders is still making good progress.  The bay roof is almost complete, some of the masonry work is done and they will be pouring the slab and installing studding by mid-March.



Mr. Bartlett and Mr. Takacs reported that the Lake County Council of Government will meet in Perry on February 21st to discuss suggestions and comments submitted for possible changes to the proposed By-Laws.

Mr. Vest commented that he feel this council is an unnecessary level of government.  He stated that it was his understanding that this was a no cost endeavor and he is nervous about the language in the By-Laws that refers to salaries, staff, hiring lawyers, ODOT fee schedule, membership fees, etc.   In general, the other Fire Board members agree.

Mr. Takacs reiterated that his purpose and goal was only to bring the COG to the Fire Board’s attention.  He stated that the county Fire Chief’s originally began the project to organize a group for jointly purchasing large equipment.  Unfortunately, senior politicians have taken over and the original intent has been lost.


NEW BUSINESS:                                                                                                               

Full Time Contract Addendum:

Mr. Szeman reported that the Madison Fire Firefighter’s Association IAFF Local 3141 and the Madison Fire District mutually agree to a contract addendum which corrects a clerical error in the March 5, 2012 to March 4, 2015 contract.  The error constitutes a mutual mistake of fact and the excluded language – “On March 5, 2014, the parties agree to reopen negotiations on Article 15, Rates of Pay” – will be included in the written Agreement to truly and accurately reflect the Agreement actually reached between the two parties.

Motion to approve inclusion of omitted language by:  Mr. Takacs    Seconded by:  Mr. Bartlett         Roll Call:  All ayes

District Audit Update:

Tony Long, CFO, reported that due to previous audits results, Charles Harris & Associates will conduct an Agreed Upon Procedure (AUP) audit  for two days in late February or early March, 2013.  The AUP will save the District close to $1,500.


CHIEF’S REPORT – Capt. John Kloski:                                                   

1)  2013 District Call Statistics: 

Total calls Y-T-D         610

EMS calls                   488

HazMat                         37

Fires                              12

Service                          25

Good Intention           25

Other                             22




Mr. Vest commented on the proposed expansion project at the intersection of Rt. 20 and McMackin and requested that the Fire Board consider installing an opticom for use by emergency vehicles.

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

Motion to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss insurance @ 7:25 pm by Mr. Brotzman, Seconded by:  Mr. Bartlett

ROLL CALL:  All ayes

Executive Session Adjourned at 8:13 pm.