EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
APRIL 7, 2022
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Ed Seltenreich, Fire District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Lead Paramedic Amit Patel, Chief Ted Jankowski, 2nd Assistant Chief Keith Phillips, 3rd Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of one (1) Altosa USA Model M8F8507GR Reach-In Refrigerator from Bar Boy, at a cost of $3,500.00. Approved 4-0.
Replacing the ID machine tabled until next month.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase and installation of two (2) transceivers and four (4) remotes for use at Station 2, at a cost of $855.00. Approved 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, authorizing the purchase of one (1) APX8500 All Band Remote Mount Radio for the Chief’s new vehicle from Multi-Media Communications Inc., at a total cost of $7,561.50. Approved 4-0.
Mr. Schaffauer advised the Board that he received a phone call from Emsar, formerly Medpro, regarding their taking over the Medpro contract for the Stryker ambulance stretchers. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, acknowledging the change in contract services from Medpro to Emsar. Approved 4-0.
EMS OPERATIONAL REPORT
See attached report.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested from Bound Tree Medical, at a total cost of $344.04. Approved 4-0.
2. To be discussed further by Mr. Patel and Commissioners Schaefer and Seltenreich.
Maintenance Report dated 3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022 submitted to the Board.
2. Taken care of.
3. Taken care of.
4. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of the Safe Sitter Independent Instructor Program, at a cost of $399.00. Approved 4-0.
5. A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of five (5) First Responder Bags from The Fire Store, at a cost of $32.99 each. Approved 4-0.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. The Board requested the Chief to inquire as to whether or not the dinnerware, if imprinted with the EQFD shield, would be non-toxic and dishwasher safe.
2. No discussion.
4. Waiting for pricing.
5. At this time, there is no budget allotment for the retrofitting of 7-6-7. Commissioner Jackson asked the Chief to furnish the Board with a list of the needed items.
Commissioner Jackson reminded the Chief that members may take their uniforms to Rico’s to be repaired and that the budget covers the purchase of five new uniforms.
Commissioner Jackson reminded the Chief that 7-6-81 is the Captain’s vehicle and is not to be used for personal use.
Assistant Chiefs Phillips and Sulzinski left the meeting at 8:30 p.m.
Mr. Glass not in attendance.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that Mr. Glass had sent him a “draft” of an Employee Handbook for the Board’s review and suggested that Mr. Glass be asked to attend a Workshop to discuss this further.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson accepting the Minutes of the March 3, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 25 checks totaling $45,615.36 and 17 checks, previously paid, totaling $82,083.09 and to authorize the transfer of $100,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 4-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
A Meeting Room Request was received from Linda Rousell on behalf of the Southampton Pines Homeowners Association requesting use of the Meeting Room on May 21, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Commissioner Seltenreich is working on the possible construction of a building at Station 2 and stated that the Board should consider including a training facility in the building. Commissioner Jackson stated that there should be at least two to three bays and that the District will probably have to do a bond. The large shed will be coming down and the items stored in it will have to be moved elsewhere. The Chief stated that the items would be more convenient if stored at the Main Firehouse in one of the buildings or, perhaps, in a storage container.
Commissioner Gregory presented the following proposals for the painting and powerwashing of the Main Firehouse:
Tauruscustompaintinginc - $25,200.00
Smiley’s Painting - $17,200.00
After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting the proposal from Tauruscustompaintinginc, in the amount of $25,200.00. Approved 4-0.
Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that several members have not taken their physicals.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the dealer increased 7-6-16’s trade-in value by $5,000.00, bringing the total to $29,500.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer accepting the new trade-in value from Specialty Ambulance to $29,500.00. Approved 4-0.
Commissioner Jackson requested Mr. Schaffauer to have all of the fire alarms in the buildings inspected and operational.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, granting permission for the Southampton Pines Homeowners Association to use the Meeting Room on May 21, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Approved 4-0.
A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
At 8:55 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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