EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT
DECEMBER 30, 2021
The Special Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson, at 10:00 a.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, Stephen Gregory and Ed Seltenreich (via phone conference), Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
FIRE HOUSE ATTENDANT REPORT
Mr. Schaffauer was not requested to attend the meeting.
Mr. Patel was not requested to attend the meeting.
No report submitted.
The Chiefs were not requested to attend the meeting.
Mr. Glass not in attendance.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to accept the Minutes of the December 2, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 3-0.
Mrs. Pearsall stated that the transfers closing out all of the code balances in the 2021 Budget will be made at the January 6, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Treasurer's Report as submitted. Approved 3-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 20 checks totaling $25,165.11 and to authorize the transfer of $50,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 3-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
A letter was received from the Department regarding the new slate of Chiefs as follows:
Chief Ted Jankowski, III
1st Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski
2nd Assistant Chief Keith Phillips
After a brief discussion regarding the purchase of the LIFEPAK 15 Monitors from Stryker, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of the LIFEPAK 15 V4 Monitor/Defib from Stryker (see attached proposal), at a total cost of $105,789.45. Approved 3-0.
The purchase of the Stryker Software, in the amount of $18,360.00, will be discussed further at the January 6, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, authorizing the purchase of ten (10) Minitor VI VHF 136-174 5 Channel Radios, including two (2) Year Warranties ($3,399.50) and three (3) additional years of Warranties ($600.00), at a total cost of $3,999.50. Approved 3-0.
Regarding the purchase of a new ambulance, Commissioners Schaefer and Seltenreich will meet with the Ambulance Committee and the company’s representative to discuss the needs and requirements. The requests will then be submitted to the Board for final approval.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the Chief would like his new vehicle to have a red body, black top and black cap. Tabled until the January meeting.
The Secretary advised the Board that she spoke with Jon Erwin (Town of Southampton Parks Department) regarding the cyclone fence at Station 2 that is in need of repair. Mr. Erwin believes that the fence is owned by the District, not the Town. The District installed the fence when Mrs. Derop donated the property to the District. Mr. Erwin suggested sending a letter to the Town Attorney, but didn’t think that it would do any good. Commissioner Gregory suggested replacing the fence after all of the work has been completed at Station 2.
The Secretary also advised the Board that she e-mailed Mr. Glass for his opinion regarding the $25.00 affidavit fee that is now being charged by the “Southampton Press – Western Edition” when publishing a notice in the paper. Mr. Glass agreed with her that it is ok to cut the notice out of the paper and include a portion of the masthead as proof of publication. The only time an affidavit would be required is for the publishing of a Bond Notice.
At 10:45 a.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 3-0.
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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