Spokane County Fire District No. 12
For March 12, 2020
I. CALL TO ORDER: Commissioner Jim Carlson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Commissioners present were Carlson, Dave Krell and Tom Pottratz. Kynda Browning, Secretary, Josh Evans, Fire Chief, and Debbie Roberts, EMS Director were in attendance.
II. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES: Tom Pottratz made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 13, 2020, meeting as presented. Dave Krell seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
III. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS, APPLICATIONS, APPEALS, COMMUNICATIONS, ETC: There were none.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Don Evans reported they changed the batteries in brush 12-2 and did some other maintenance items.
V. REPORTS FROM STAFF:
Josh Evans reported:
~13 calls in January.
~8 calls in February.
~One brush fire in March in Latah.
~The fuel trailer was sold for $3,000.
~5 pairs of turnouts were ordered today.
~He said everyone worked well together at the chimney fire.
~Between the (12-2) rescue truck and the brush truck, they have resolved issues with the rescue truck, but it still needs to be aligned and needs new tires. The brush truck (12-2) is doing the same thing.
~Still playing phone tag with the WSFC to find out what is necessary for a voluntary fire district to report to NIFRS.
~He needs to get Kurt Schafer some wildland gear.
~He is going to get some earplugs and traffic vests for the trucks.
Debbie Roberts reported:
~We will have to order more supplies for the Corona Virus issue. She will have to track them down.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. FREE FROM NIFRS OR PURCHASE FIRE AND EMS PACKAGE: Josh Evans said he is still researching this.
B. TABLETS: After discussion about purchasing a computer for the EMS program, Browning reported we have a laptop that can be used. Debbie Roberts will try it to make sure it will work.
C. EXPIRING AED'S: Debbie Roberts is working on this. Josh Evans said it would be nice to get an EKG machine. Debbie Roberts will look into it.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. CLARIFICATION FROM BVFF FOR TRAINING AND CALLS: Browning called the Board for Volunteer Firefighters and it was reported the firemen need to make 10% of the calls in the district to get their pension paid.
B. APPROVE AND SET WAGE FOR ALEX FUCHS: Tom Pottratz made a motion to rehire Mark Mewhinney as a retire/rehire, and approve Dave Krell and Don Evans as retire/rehire firemen. im Carlson seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
VIII. PRESENTATION OF VOUCHERS, WARRANTS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND REPORTS: Tom Pottratz made a motion to pay payroll vouchers 22394 to 22395 for $454.85 and vouchers 22396 to 22405 for $17,903.98. Dave Krell seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
IX. COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE: There were none.
X. ADJOURNMENT: Dave Krell made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m. Tom Pottratz seconded the motion; all commissioners voted yes.
Jim Carlson – Commissioner
Dave Krell – Commissioner
Tom Pottratz - Commissioner
Kynda Browning – Secretary