October 16, 2013

CALL TO ORDER @ 7:00 pm

ROLL CALL       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

MINUTES:

Minutes of 09/18/13 Regular Session

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

ROLL CALL: 5 ayes; 1 abstain

BILLS & PAYROLL

Bills ($72,066.43) and payroll ($177,246.09) totaling $249,312.52 are motioned for acceptance and payment.

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

ROLL CALL:   All ayes

OPENING PUBLIC PORTION:  No Comments.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:                                                                                                                                                                     

New Building Committee – Station #3:

Chief Lutz reported that Tim Bement of APP Architecture continues to address “punch list” items.  The final occupancy permit is expected shortly.

OLD BUSINESS:   None to report.                     

NEW BUSINESS:  

Resolution #13-27 Insurance Demo Fund:

Mr. Long explained that this resolution establishes a fund to hold payments from insurance companies for demolition work that has not been completed.  Many of the demolition projects take a year or more so this fund is necessary so that checks do not expire.  Tony Long and Jerry Klco with Madison Township have agreed that the checks should be made out to the Madison Fire District and put into a fund until either returned to the insurance company or paid to contractors if the owner does not fulfill his commitment.

Motion by:  Mr. Brotzman                Seconded by:  Mr. Takacs                 ROLL CALL:  All ayes

Resolution #13-28 Appropriations:

This resolution authorizes the Fiscal Officer to appropriate the sum of $300,000 from unappropriated funds to pay for the remaining cost of Station #3 during the remainder of 2013.

Motion by:  Mr. Brotzman                Seconded by:  Mr. Wayman             ROLL CALL:  All ayes

CHIEF’S REPORT – Chief Gene Lutz:          

1)  Communications: Chief Lutz reported that the move to Lake County IT Services is 95% complete.

2)  New Chase Vehicle #2117:   All equipment has been added to the new vehicle except the siren, which arrived today.

3)   Pumper #2124:  This engine is being refurbished and is about 30% completed.

4)  Station #3 Open Houses: The private open house will be Friday, November 1st from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The public open house will be Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

CLOSING PUBLIC PORTION:  No Comments.

OPENING BOARD COMMENTS:  No Comments.

The next Fire Board meeting is November 20th at 7:00 pm at 840 River Street – Station # 3 Training Center.

Motion to adjourn @ 7:38 pm by:  Mr.  Takacs                  Seconded by:  Mr. Bartlett

ROLL CALL:  All ayes