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February's 2022 Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

FEBRUARY 3, 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, Michael Mattera and Ed Seltenreich, Fire District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Chief Ted Jankowski, 1st Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

1st Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski was sworn in by Commissioner Gregory.

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. To be discussed under the Chief’s Report.

2. Purchase of two Water Cans approved.

EMS REPORT

Mr. Patel not in attendance.

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

1. Noted.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the hiring of EMT-CC’s as On Call First Responders to supplement open shifts. Approved 5-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2022-15. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to hire EMT-CC’s as On Call First Responders to supplement open shifts on Saturdays and other days of the week, when necessary, at an hourly rate of $24.00.

3. To be discussed under New Business.

4. Treasurer will handle.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                         

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $1,692.90 (Hammer Medical - $1,406.40, BoundTree Medical - $286.50). Approved 5-0.

2. Noted.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Maintenance Report dated February 3, 2022 submitted to the Board.

Mr. Schaffauer is still working on updating the computer program to allow the Chiefs to be notified when vehicles are back in service.

Mr. Schaffauer presented proposals from Waterway as follows:

1. Pump Testing - $975.00

2. NFPA Hose Testing - $2,965.80

3. NFPA Flow Testing - $1,645.00

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting the proposals from Waterway for the annual NFPA Pump Testing - $975.00, Hose Testing - $2,965.80 and Flow Testing - $1,645.00. Approved 5-0.

CHIEF'S REPORT

REQUESTS

1. Noted.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authoring the purchase of one (1) Code 6 Platinum High Density Fog Machine from Master FX, at a cost of $1,299.99. Approved 5-0.

3. Tabled.

4. All work has been completed on the generator at Station 2.

5. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, granting permission for a Strategy and Tactics three course class to be held at the Main Firehouse, at a cost of $580.00. Approved 5-0.

6. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, granting permission for the New York Blood Center to hold a Blood Drive, in the Steel Building, on March 28, 2022 and November 28, 2022. Approved 5-0.

7. Commissioner Mattera will arrange for the “Hero” sign to be re-installed at Sunset Avenue.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Progress.

2. Progress.

3. Noted.

4. Noted.

5. Progress.

6. Chief Jankowski advised the Board that the County will not be holding an EVOC Class until the Fall. The Chief would like members to be tested on a yearly basis and will provide further information at the March meeting.

1st Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski will look into a Defensive Driving Course for the membership.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he spoke with Mr. Glass concerning Chris Pinto still being in possession of a District pager and that the Department Secretary reached out to him with no avail. The District Secretary will forward the relevant paperwork to Mr. Glass and he will handle.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the Minutes of the January 6, 2022 Organizational Meeting and the January 6, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 5-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 29 checks totaling $99,887.41 and to authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 5-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

No correspondence to present.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Seltenreich advised the Board that Rico’s is willing to do an inspection of Class A uniforms in the firehouse and will make notes as to what needs to be done to each uniform. The Chief suggested doing the inspection the night of the Chiefs’ Election when most of the membership is in attendance.

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, doing away with the requirement that Department members attending the Annual Inspection Dinner wear their Class A uniforms. Approved 5-0.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the BOCES State Bid for the Chevrolet 2 Cab ½ ton Pick Up Truck is $40,994.00 and that the upfitting will cost $37,872.00 for a total $78,867.00.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2022-16. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to purchase one (1) 2022 Chevrolet 1500 SSV 4 Wheel Drive Crew Cab Vehicle from North Shore Chevrolet of Smithtown in accordance with the BOCES Cooperative Bidding Program BID #19/20-045 Ext. #2, at a purchase price for the vehicle of $40,994.00 and $37,873.00 for the additional equipment/accessory package for a total cost of $78,867.00, less the trade-in of the current vehicle (7-6-81), 2015 Ford Explorer, at a price to be determined by the dealership at the time of trade-in.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting adoption of Resolution 2022-16. Approved 5-0.

After a brief discussion regarding the purchase of a new ambulance, a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2022-17. BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and the Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $275,000.00 be expended from the Apparatus Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the purchase of one (1) 2023 Ford e450 Type 3 Ambulance, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive referendum as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten working days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official newspaper of the Fire District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and an abstract of the resolution concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the resolution was adopted subject to a permissive referendum.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting adoption of Resolution 2022-17. Approved 5-0.

After a brief discussion regarding the 1995 Smeal Heavy Rescue Truck, 7-5-7, a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2022-18. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to declare 7-6-7, 1995 Smeal Heavy Rescue Truck, as surplus property and to offer it for sale with a minimum offer of $20,000.00.

The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as follows:

Commissioner Allyn Jackson - Aye

Commissioner James Schaefer - Nay

Commissioner Stephen Gregory - Aye

Commissioner Michael Mattera - Aye

Commissioner Ed Seltenreich - Aye

The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.

A brief discussion ensued regarding the two invoices received from Fully Involved for the changes made to 7-6-11 after delivery and recent repairs amounting to approximately $7,000.00, Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the seller, Command Fire Apparatus, has offered to reimburse the District for 70% of the cost for the changes made after delivery of the vehicle even though the Warranty only covers the Power Train. Commissioner Gregory reminded the Board that the Truck Committee had been advised that all additions/changes were to be made prior to delivery, not after.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, approving

the forwarding of copies of the invoices from Fully Involved to Command Fire Apparatus so that Command may reimburse the District for 70% of the cost. Approved 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

After a brief discussion regarding the pros and cons of hiring Department members as EMT-CC’s to supplement open shifts, a motion was made to hire Brianna Gladding as an On Call EMT-CC, at an hourly rate of $24.00.

The foregoing motion was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as follows:

Commissioner Allyn Jackson - Aye

Commissioner James Schaefer - Nay

Commissioner Stephen Gregory - Aye

Commissioner Michael Mattera - Aye

Commissioner Ed Seltenreich - Recused

The motion was thereupon duly declared to have been approved.

A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving the purchase and installation from Specialty Fleet Services in 7-6-16 of one (1) Power Inverter including wires, looms and connectors and one (1) Intercom, at a total cost of $2,361.33. Approved 5-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing Commissioners Jackson and Schaefer to attend the AFDSNY Annual Meeting and Vendor Expo being held at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, from May 4-7, 2022, at an approximate total cost of $4,000.00. Approved 5-0.

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

At 9:03 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.

Submitted by

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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