Regular Meeting – March 4, 2014


           I.               CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the Weaverville Fire Protection District was called to order by Chairman, Arden Potter at 16:00.  Members present: Mike Williams, Larry Helsley and George Owen. Members absent: Bill Britton.  Others present: Chief Scott Alvord, Clerk Lisa Guglielmina, Ernie Curran, and Larry Brown.


         II.               CONSENT AGENDA:

A.    Approve Regular Meeting Minutes of February 4, 2014 –

B.     Approve Warrant List and Journal Entries –

MSC: Williams/Helsley to approve consent agenda as presented.


       III.               ACTION ITEMS:

A.        Presentation/Second Reading of Ordinance 14-01, Adoption of 2013 California Fire Code with amendments. – Chief Scott Alvord spoke of some typo changes and a letter from James K Agee.  Met with Rick Tippett regarding coordinating County Code with the Ordinance on driveways and other small changes.

            Public Hearing: At 16:09 the second reading and adoption of Ordinance 14-01 was opened to the public for comments - No comments.

            Public Hearing Closed: At 16:10

            MSC: Williams/Helsley to accept and adopt Ordinance 14-01 and waive the reading.

            Roll Call Vote: Ayes – 4, Noes – 0, Abstain – 0, Absent - 1      


B.         Discuss/Approve to spend up to $5,000.00 to purchase a Duty Officer Responder Vehicle, with a possible match from the Department – Chief, Scott Alvord spoke of the Duty Responder Vehicle and the issues it is having.  Would like to replace it with the District contributing $5,000.00 and the Department matching $5,000.00.  The District portion to come from the Apparatus Fund.  The light bar and the radio will be transferred to the new vehicle.

            MSC: Owen/Helsley to approve Chief Scott Alvord to purchase a Duty Officer Responder Vehicle, with District funds, up to $5,000.00 with a matching fund of $5,000.00 from the Department.



A.    Hazardous Reduction Progress Report: Chief Alvord stated that the program is going well, with approximately 3-4 months left.   


B.     Fire Chief/Marshall Report:  

·        ISO training log to meet expectations on training

·        Cal Trans approved easement on Hwy 3 portion of the property purchased; will be documented

·        Board of Education Safety Plan meeting

·        Table Top Exercise – EOC Drill with PUD, Road Department, Cal Trans, Trinity Hospital, WCSD, Health and Human Services, Sheriff Dept., CHP, and School Dist.

·        Revised the department’s roster

·        Meeting in Chico for OES – adding local agreement in contract

·        Explorer Academy coming soon


C.    Sleeper Program Reports: Ernie Curran reported working on dismantling the bus out back.  He put new brakes on the Chief’s Vehicle.   


D.    Committee Reports:

·        Recruitment Committee: No report.

·        Collection Committee: Receiving payments on a regular basis two almost paid off

·        Contract Committee: No report.

·        Tuition Committee: No Report

·        Budget Committee: On track for FY 13/14

E.     Director Reports: Helsley – discussion on John Hall and surplus radios.                                            


         V.               PUBLIC COMMENTS: None


       VI.               CORRESPONDENCE: Clerk spoke of the mandatory Ethics Training and handed out the link to the free class on-line – will notify Bill Britton via e-mail.  SDRMA worker’s comp. going down for next year.  Received a $5,000.00 grant from State Farm for children’s safety education. Chief spoke of a possible live fire training opportunity here in town.  He was invited to the Rotary Club to speak on the house explosion in Redding in February.     


     VII.               ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 16:44 hours.





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    Arden Potter, Chairman                                           Lisa Guglielmina, Clerk of the Board