Monday, July 8, 2019

June Minutes


Brought to order: 7:03 PM                     Date: June 4, 2019
President Greg Holton presiding with 23 members present and 4 members excused

Pete Harrison, secretary/ treasurer read the minutes from previous meeting. They were accepted with no changes.

Attendees:
 
 Real Bazin
 Brody Burke EXCUSED
 A.J. Cable
 Michael Fawcett
 Michael Freegard
 Jason Gagne
 Mike Ghia
 Melissa Green
 Pat Haas EXCUSED
 Liam Hackett EXCUSED

 Pete Harrison
 Greg Holton
 Toby Houghton
 George James EXCUSED
 Shawn Johnston
 Mark Lund
 Pat Moran
 Billy Nowers
 Jon Parker
 Caleb Rounds
 David Russell
 Dan Saccoccio

 Hunter Smith
 Cole Streeter
 J.T. Tabolt
 Austin Taylor
 Jon Taylor
 Kevin Ticino
 Wanda West
 Tim Wilder
 Roy Williams

Meetings -Training – Events


1.Wednesday June 12th Center School wants help 2:00 PM
2.Sunday June 16th set up in Bellows Falls at the old Sunoco station across from O’Reilly auto parts store
3. June 18th driver training

Treasurer’s Report


CD 2.50 03-19-20
8,183.38

  CHECKING
MEMBER SAVINGS
DEBIT CARD ACCT         
3920.02
25.03
807.84

  CONTINUING EDUCATION FUND
1685.25


Total
19,621.52



























Chief’s Report
1. Go through packs on Engine 1
2. Wednesday June 12th Center School want some participation from the fire department at 2:00 PM
3. The McKinnon Rd house is completely gone. A nice job was done by everyone who was at the scene.
4. Alumni parade Sunday June 16th. May need to set up at the old Sunoco station across the street from O’Reilly Auto Parts store
5. Get out the portable pumps and make sure they work properly and have oil.

Communications & Income Report

Received:
1. $50 check from Wade and Katrina Masure memory of Bob Lober
2. $20 check from Jane Lawrence memory of Bob Lober
3. $50 cash in memory of Bob Lober from unknown
4. $400 check from Kamel for pool filling
5. $100 check from Sylvia and Lynn Lawrence to pay for chair in dispatch
6. $300 check from Quinn for pool filing
7. $200 check from Hackett for pool filling
8. $20 check from Clark for 911 sign
9. $150 cash from Dave Russell for hats 2019
10. $25 check from Mildred Barry memory of Bob Lober
11. $110.88 from District 3 reimburse for stripes for Utility
12. TQ from George Luhrmann for false alarm call
13. $300 donation check from Sue [Bob] Lober
Sent:
1.TQ to Masure
2. TQ to Jane
3. TQ to Sylvia and Lynn
4. Sympathy card to Ruggiero family
5. TQ to Mildred
6. TQ to Sue Lober

New Members and 6-Month Probation
1. Hunter Smith: Junior member until age 18 [February 12, 2020] 


Bills & Debit Card
1. $110.88 to Jason Gagne for stripes for the Utility #2762
2. $21.56 to Tim McMahon for cleaning # 2263, #2166, #2168
3. $24 to Mike Fawcett reimburse for flowers for front of station #2764
4. $174.16 to Shaw’s for food for Bob Lober event [d]
5. $13.99 to J&H Hardware for floor cleaner [d]
6.$109 to Walmart for chair for dispatch [d]
7. $15 to Walpole EMS for 911 sign #2765  [Boyd]
8. $100 to Halladay Florist flowers for Bob Lober reception [d]
9. $51.98 to Irving for 2 propane tanks [d]
10. $15 to Walpole EMS for 911 sign #2767
11. $18.97 to Shaw’s for water and supplies [d]


Committee Reports

  • NONE

Hit List for Next Month

  • Real Bazin
  • Mike Fawcett
  • Roy Williams
  • Greg Holton

Old Business
1. The issue of the hats and the money was brought up. [See motion #3]

New Business
1. Jon Parker brought up the idea of a summer party [see motion #5]
2. A.J. Cable would like to have some fund raisers and try a raffle for starters. Suggestions for prizes were for heating oil, a gun, fire helmet.
No decisions were made

ELECTIONS:
1. Ballots were distributed for all officers: 

The only contested race was for Lieutenant between Gary Cobb and A.J. Cable. Gary Cobb ended out being the winner. Because there were no contests for the other Captains and Lieutenants a motion to keep them the same as last year was made by Jon Taylor and 2nd by Mike Fawcett:           

Final results: 

  • Captain Tim Wilder, C4

  • Captain and Safety Officer Roy Williams, C5

  • Lieutenant Gary Cobb, C6

  • Rescue Captain Wanda West, RC1

  • Rescue Lieutenant Jon Parker RC2

 
2. Officers and Trustees of the association:
A. President: For Greg Holton; Motion made by Pete Harrison 2nd by Wanda West
Motion to close nominations. Greg Holton, president
B. Vice President: For Mike Fawcett; Motion made by Pete Harrison 2nd by Greg Holton. Motion to close nominations. Mike Fawcett, vice president                
C. Secretary/ treasurer: For Pete Harrison; Motion made by Mark Lund  2nd by Gary Cobb
Motion to close nomination: Pete Harrison, secretary/treasurer
D. 1st trustee: For Dave Russell; Motion made by Jon Parker 2nd by Gary Cobb
Motion to close nominations. David Russell, 1st trustee.
E. 2nd trustee: For George James; Motion made by Mark Lund 2nd by Greg Holton
For Jon Taylor: Motion made by Mike Fawcett 2nd by Gary Cobb. By show of hands George James, 2nd trustee
F. 3rd trustee: For A.J. Cable: Motion made by Jon Parker 2nd by Wanda West. Motion to close nominations: A.J Cable, 3rd trustee
 

Rescue Report
1. Need Date of Birth for mandatory background checks

Motions        

1.    To accept secretary’s report: Made by Jon Taylor 2nd by Mark Lund
Motion carried
2.    To accept treasurer’s and communications report: Made by David Russell 2nd by Jon Taylor
Motion carried
3.    To rescind motion #6 from the April 2nd meeting and allow members to purchase the latest design hats for $10 each and retail them to non members for $20: Made by Real Bazin 2nd by Mike Fawcett 
Motion carried
4.    To  allocate $100  for supplies for the alumni parade event: Made by Jon Taylor 2ND by Gary Cobb
Motion carried
5.    To allocate the $300 just received from Sue Lober toward a summer party for the members and their families and guests: Made by Jon Parker 2nd by Real Bazin
Motion carried
6.    To purchase 2 sirens for Engine 3: Made by A.J. Cable seconded by Jon Taylor
On a vote by how of hands it was a tie: Motion defeated
7.    To adjourn: Made by Mark Lund 2nd by Gary Cobb:

Adjourned:  8:42 PM

Officers & Trustees
President          
    Greg Holton  2019
Vice President
    Mike Fawcett  2019
Secretary/Treasurer
Pete Harrison 2019
First Trustee 3 yr
    David Russell 2019
Second Trustee 2 yr
George James  2019
Third Trustee 1 yr
A.J. Cable       2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

February Minutes

Westminster Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

Monthly Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Brought to order: 7:07 PM Date: April 2, 2019

President Greg Holton presiding with 22 members present and 5 members excused

Mike Fawcett read the minutes from previous meeting which he wrote. They were accepted with no
changes.

Attendees:

  • Real Bazin
  • Brody Burke EXCUSED
  • A.J. Cable
  • Gary Cobb
  • Tony Coven
  • Michael Fawcett
  • Michael Freegard
  • Jason Gagne
  • Mike Ghia
  • Melissa Green
  • Pat Haas EXCUSED
  • Liam Hackett EXCUSED
  • Pete Harrison
  • Greg Holton
  • Toby Houghton
  • George James ECUSED
  • Shawn Johnston
  • Mark Lund
  • Pat Moran
  • Billy Nowers
  • Jon Parker
  • Caleb Rounds
  • David Russell
  • Dan Saccoccio
  • Hunter Smith
  • Cole Streeter
  • J.T. Tabolt
  • Austin Taylor
  • Jon Taylor
  • Kevin Ticino EXCUSED
  • Wanda West
  • Tim Wilder
  • Roy Williams

Meetings -Training – Events

1. April 16 th Regular training will be forestry
2. May 18 th EMS appreciation at Hartness House in Springfield

Sign up by May 1 st

Treasurer’s Report
  • CD - 2.50 03-19-20      $8,149.68
  • CHECKING -              $9,798.38
  • MEMBER SAVINGS       $25.01
  • DEBIT CARD ACCT     $650.80
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION FUND   -   $1,685.11
  • Total 20,308.99

Chief’s Report
1. When responding with personal vehicle, watch you speed.
2. Brush fire season is here. Spray your gear for ticks. It should last for 3 washing before it will need to be sprayed again.
3. Regular training night will be forestry training.
4. Engine 2 is the one to take to brush fires.
5. If we have to go to a call in the Newfane area we will go to Brattleboro and up Route 30 rather than using the covered bridge in West Dummerston
6. Mud season is getting close to being over, however try to stay off the dirt roads as much as possible and stay in the middle of the road until the mud has dried out completely.
7. Make sure all the trucks have drinking water aboard.
8. C6 spoke about cleaning and disinfecting vests putting them back where they were found when finished using them. Also we need to do a better job on the cleanliness of the trucks inside and out.

Communications & Income Report

Received:
  • $50 check from the Green Mtn. Time Keepers for building use
  • $42.66 check from District #3 reimbursement for gas for the utility for trip to look at
  • used tower
  • $40 check from McKeown for building use
  • $75 check from Kurkul for building use
  • $35 cash found in cash box from ?
New Members and 6-Month Probation
1. Hunter Smith: Junior member until age 18 [February 12, 2020]
2. Jason Gagne: 6 months probation until April meeting 2019

Bills & Debit Card
1. $100 to Tim Wilder for skating party #2742
2. $21.56 to Tim McMahon for cleaning # 2743, #2744, #2745, #2746, #2748
3. 15.98 to Home Depot for cleaning supplies [d]
4. $18.86 to Jason Gagne reimburse for striping for utility #2747
5. $42.66 to Exxon for fuel to look at used tower [d]
6. $11.58 to Staples for pens for dispatch [d]
7. $13.99 to J&H Hardware for cleaning supplies [d]


Committee Reports
  • NONE
    • Hit List for Next Month
    • Caleb Rounds
    • Pete Harrison
    • Shawn Johnston
    • Mike Ghia

Old Business
1. A.J. announced that the T shirts are in and to check with him if you have any on order
2. Mike Fawcett asked about the Studebaker and what needed to be done to have it parade ready

New Business
1. David Russell brought up the idea of ordering more hats for the members and to sell to non-members. It was decided and voted on to order 48 hats from Perfect Image and that each member would be able to purchase one for $10 and non-members would pay $20.

Rescue Report
1. EMS appreciation dinner May 18 th at the Hartness House in Springfield. Sign up by May 1st.
2. Working on a date for CPR training
3. Mike Fawcett said the state is looking nominees for awards for few emergency categories. See Mike for more information.

Motions
1. To accept secretary’s report: Made by Jon Taylor 2 nd by Mark Lund
Motion carried
2. To accept treasurer’s and communications report: Made by Mike Fawcett 2 nd by Mark Lund
3. To accept Jason Gagne as a full member having successfully completed the 6 month probation period guidelines: Made by Gary Cobb, 2 nd by everyone
Motion carried


4. To buy 48 hats from Perfect Image: Made by Roy Williams 2 nd by Jon Taylor
Motion carried
5. To donate $150 to the 4H Shooting Sports in honor of Hunter Smith: Made by Jon Parker, 2nd
by Gary Cobb
Motion carried
6. To charge members $10 for one hat: Made by Chief Cole Streeter, 2nd by Tim Wilder
Motion carried
To adjourn: Made by Jon Taylor, 2nd by everyone:

Adjourned: 7:38 PM

Officers & Trustees
  • President  - Greg Holton 2019
  • Vice President - Mike Fawcett 2019
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Pete Harrison 2019
  • First Trustee 3 yr - David Russell 2019
  • Second Trustee 2 yr - George James 2019
  • Third Trustee 1 yr - A.J. Cable 2019