Rocky Point Fire & EMS
Fire Chief Board Members
John Koutouzos Fred Hill
Ph: 356-2205 Rosie Roberts
Fax: 356-2340 Bob Luther
email@example.com Bonnie Todd
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 29, 2014
CALLED TO ORDER 7:00PM
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS: Fred Hill welcomed the guests present.
ROLL CALL: BOARD MEMBERS: Fred Hill, Bob Luther, Rosie Roberts, Bonnie Todd and Sandy Handsaker were present. Clerk of the board Kathy Ross, Fire Chief John Koutouzos, and Glenn Harmon Assistant Fire Chief were also present.
NOMINATION OF BOARD OFFICEERS: Rosie Roberts made nominations as follows: Secretary/Treasurer Bonnie Todd, Vice President Sandy Handsaker and Fred Hill President. Rosie made a motion to accept the nominations, Fred Hill seconded and the motion was carried.
A): PERSONNEL CHANGES: Fred announced that John Koutouzos has resigned. On April 14th Fred polled the board members to accept the Chief’s resignation. All members voted yes. Sandy Handsaker explained that the budget committee had agreed to eliminate the assistant chief position. After consulting with Luann at SDAO Sandy announced that the board would be promoting Glenn Harmon to the position of Fire Chief as of June 1st 2014. Sandy then made a motion to promote Glenn, Rosie Roberts seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
B): EQUIPMENT DONATION:
Chief John announced that Jackson County Fire District 5 is in the position to donate a surplus fire engine to the Rocky Point fire department. The vehicle is a 1980 Mac built fire engine. Fred Hill recognized Jerry Aguiar for bringing the donation forward. Fred Hill made a motion that the board accept the donation. Bonnie Todd seconded the motion and the motion was carried with a 4 to 1 vote.
C): BBQ APPOINTMENTS: Fred Hill made a motion to appoint Breanna Ryan as chairman of the BBQ committee with Bonnie Todd and Kathy Ross as liaisons to the board. The motion was carried.
D): SDAO TRUST AGREEMENT: Bonnie Todd was asked to report on the agreement from SDAO & SDIS. The trust agreement is being changed. A best practices program is being initiated. With participation in the program the department will get a discount on insurance premiums along with other perks. A resolution will have to be signed and returned by June 1st.
E): BUDGET UPDATE: Fred reported that two budget committee meetings had been held to approve the proposed budget. The budget hearing is scheduled for May 7th. At that time the budget will be presented for approval. The meeting is open to the public. The final adoption will take place at the June 10th board meeting. Fred went on to commend member of the budget committee for their work on the budget along with those who attended the meetings and helped clarify some issues. He also thanked Quilt for providing the food.
GOOD AND WELFARE:
The community members present at the meeting were invited to give comments regarding the meeting agenda items.
MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:40 p.m.
Our Fire Department is in need of Volunteers for Fire Training and Emergency Medical Training. We need to train more Volunteers in the Fire area to help keep our current tax and insurance basis in Rocky Point. Anyone who may be interested in volunteering or knows of someone, please have them contact Fire Chief Glenn Harman by phone 541-356-2205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minutes of Board meetings are available for download at rockypointfireandems.com.
For further information contact Fred Hill at 971-235-2219.
ROCKY POINT FIRE/EMS
CLERK OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS