Regular Meeting – February 7, 2012

           I.               CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the Weaverville Fire Protection District was called to order by Chairman Larry Helsley at 1618 hours.  Members present: Larry Helsley, Dee Potter, and Mike Williams.  Member absent: George Owen and Bill Britton.  Others present: Chief Alvord, Legal Advisor David Hammer, Sleeper Ernie Curran, and District Clerk Marjie Watkins.


         II.               CONSENT AGENDA:

A.     Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting January 3, 2012 -  

B.      Approve Warrant Lists and Journal Entries MSC: Williams/Potter to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.


       III.               ACTION ITEMS:

A.         Discuss/Approve past due invoices to Sierra Receivable’s Management, Inc. for collection at a 60/40 return – Legal Advisor Mr. Hammer reported that he has worked with collection agencies before and did not have success.  Mr. Hammer also stated that the company takes their fees before they take their 40%.  MSC: Williams/Potter to postpone this action item for the collection committee to meet and report back on their process next month.

B.          Discuss/Approve changing the date of the Regular April meeting from Tuesday April 3, 2012 to Monday April 9, 2012 – Chief Alvord reported he will be on vacation during the date of the regular April meeting.  MSC: Williams/Potter to reschedule the Regular April meeting from Tuesday April 3, 2012 to Monday April 9, 2012.

C.         Discuss/Approve Campora Propane Service proposal for District and Employees at $1.60 per gallon base price – Chief Alvord reported that Amerigas and Campora’s rates both fluctuate.  Campora is asking the District to sign a 3 yr contract.  There was discussion of the cost savings over time that was achieved by switching to Amerigas.  The board reported we are not in contract and would not like to take any action on this item.

D.         Discuss/Approve Safer Grant for recruitment and retention, no fiscal impact – Chief Alvord reported this grant goes with the retention and recruitment plan, the plan contains items we will be asking for in the grant.  There will be no cost to the District for this grant, it is 100% funded.  MSC: Potter/Williams approved Chief Alvord to complete and submit this Safer Grant.

E.          Discuss/Approve recruitment and retention plan - Chief Alvord handed out his recruitment and retention plan.  MSC: Potter/Williams to approve the recruitment and retention plan as presented.



A.         Hazardous Reduction Progress Report: Chief Alvord read Mr. McMillan’s report to the Board.

B.          Fire Chief/Marshal’s Report: Chief Alvord reported:

Inspections – Strip mall passed their 5 yr sprinkler certification.

Meetings – Met with James Stone regarding the Traffic Safety Grant.

Plan reviews – Trinity Lumber new building plans.

Training – Engineers academy has been completed with 13 in the class.  CDF table top Haz-Mat training.  Hot Roders club are making a donation to help with CPR cars and the upcoming Captains Academy.  TCCA made a 6 month training plan, the Home Land security grant was approved for the live fire training.

Vehicles – E-2131 had values replaced, air trailer exhaust was repaired and a copy of the invoice was sent to Bauer for reimbursement. 

Misc – Chief Alvord reported on the Campora truck accident, the watershed programs plan to burn 5,000 acres.  Barbara bathroom fire.  FF response system will be running soon, Chief Alvord will report on the system again in April.

Sleeper Program Reports – None

C.         Committee Reports:

a.      Recruitment Committee – None

b.     Collections Committee – None

c.      Contract Committee – None

d.     Tuition Committee – None

e.      Budget Committee – Chairman Helsley reported the budget committee had met for the mid-budget review, there are no recommendations to the board.

D.         Directors Reports – None


V.              CORRESPONDENCE: None

VII.     ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 1720 hours.

Approved: March 6, 2012




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         Commissioner                                                               Marjie Watkins, Clerk