Oct032017

October 3, 2017

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CALL TO ORDER @ 7:00 pm

ROLL CALL x Mr. Anderson x Mr. Takacs x Lt. Baker
x Mr. Donaldson x Mr. Vest – Ms. Clapp
x Mr. Gauntner x Mr. Wayman x Ms. Dame
SPECIAL MEETING

Resolution #17-40 Collective Bargaining Agreement:

This resolution approves and authorizes execution of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Madison Fire District, by and through its Board of Trustees, and the Madison Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3141 effective October 3, 2017 and expiring December 31, 2019.

Motion to approve as by: Mr. Anderson Seconded by: Mr. Vest ROLL CALL: All ayes

Mr. Takacs commented that Mr. Petronelli brought a good balance to the negotiation process. Mr. Gauntner thanked Mr. Takacs and Mr. Petronelli for their diligent efforts.

Resolution #17-38 – CMH District IT Cloud:

Stacy Dame, Legal Counsel, reported that she and Chief Baker are still working with the CMH representative and their legal counsel in finalizing the language of the contracts. Additional time will be required to complete the process.

Motion to Adjourn the Special Meeting into Executive Session to discuss the Madison Village/ District Litigation @ 7:06 pm by: Mr. Wayman
Seconded by: Mr. Anderson ROLL CALL: All ayes

The Fire Board came out of Executive Session and Mr. Gauntner reconvened the Special Fire Board Meeting at 7:26 P.M.

Executive Session Discussion Follow Up:

Mr. Gauntner stated that a discussion took place in Executive Session with Special Legal Counsel Mr. Gary Pasqualone regarding the ongoing lawsuit and subsequent appeal filed against Madison Village and the Fire District by former Madison Village Councilmen John Hamercheck and Kenneth Cahill. Mr. Hamercheck’s attorney has proposed a settlement to the lawsuit, and Mr. Cahill has also proposed his own settlement to the ongoing lawsuit. Mr. Gauntner stated the board would need to vote on each settlement proposal separately.

John Hamercheck’s settlement proposal is that the Madison Fire District forgo the last and final payment from Madison Village for former Fire Station #1 in the amount of $47,500.00.

Mr. Gauntner presented a motion to reject the settlement proposal made by John Hamercheck. Mr. Anderson seconded the motion to reject John Hamercheck’s proposal.
Roll Call: Mr. Wayman, yes, Mr. Vest, Abstain, Mr. Gauntner, yes, Mr. Donaldson, Abstain, Mr. Anderson, yes, Mr. Takacs, Abstain.

Kenneth Cahill’s settlement proposal is that Madison Fire District only accept half of the total payment to be made by Madison Village which would be $95,000.00 rather than the original agreed upon amount of $190,000.00. In addition, Mr. Cahill’s attorney fees currently total $26,000.00, and he is asking for half of his attorney fees in the amount of $13,000.00.

Mr. Gauntner presented a motion to reject the settlement proposal made by Kenneth Cahill. Mr. Anderson seconded the motion to reject Kenneth Cahill’s proposal.
Roll Call: Mr. Wayman, yes, Mr. Vest, Abstain, Mr. Gauntner, yes, Mr. Donaldson, Abstain, Mr. Anderson, yes, Mr. Takacs, Abstain.

Mr. Gauntner then asked the Fire Board members if anyone wanted to propose a counter offer to Mr. Hamercheck or Mr. Cahill. There were no counter offers discussed or presented by the board members.

With no further business to discuss, Mr. Gauntner requested a motion to adjourn the Special Fire Board Meeting. Mr. Wayman made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Seconded by Mr. Anderson. Roll Call: Mr. Wayman, yes, Mr. Vest, yes, Mr. Gauntner, yes, Mr. Donaldson, yes, Mr. Anderson, yes, Mr. Takacs, yes.

Mr. Gauntner adjourned the Special Fire Board Meeting at 7:31 P.M.

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Kenneth R. Gauntner Jr., Chairman Nila Brass, District Clerk

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