Regular Meeting – July 5, 2016


I.           CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the Weaverville Fire Protection District was called to order by Chairman, Bill Britton at 1000 hrs.  Members present:  George Owen, Arden Potter, and Mike Williams.  Members absent: Larry Helsley. Others present: Chief Frank DeNatale, Richard C. Berrien, Joan Berrien, Gay and Richard Berrien, and Clerk Lisa Guglielmina. 



A.    Approve Regular Meeting Minutes of June 7, 2016 (in lieu of May 3)–

B.     Approve Warrant List and Journal Entries –

MSC Williams/Owen to approve the consent agenda as presented.


III.       DEDICATION OF THE RICHARD C. BERRIEN MUSEUM- Chairman, Bill Britton spoke of Richard C. Berrien’s 59 years of service to the Weaverville Fire Department and the Fire Museum.  He honored both Richard C. Berrien and Joan Berrien for their time and efforts.  The museum was dedicated in honor of Richard C. Berrien.


IV.       CLOSED SESSION: (Section 54957.b)

A. Personnel – Employee review, employment contract: Chief Frank DeNatale

Entered into closed session at 1017 hrs.

Returned from closed session at 1031 hrs. – No report.


V.         ACTION ITEMS:

A. Discussion/Approve removing District funds from Trinity County – Short discussion on reasons, procedure, plan, and investment. 

MSC Potter/Williams to approve moving forward with required letter to the County in removing District funds, contingent on legal counsel.

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

B. Discussion/Approve options for Chief’s rig 2101 replacement. – Chief DeNatale went over three quotes.  Discussion on size, price, type, and budget.

MSC Williams/Owen to approve Chief DeNatale to purchase a replacement for C2101.



A.    Hazardous Reduction Progress Report: Chief DeNatale reported on Title III; Getting through the list, working until noon, due to heat.   

B.     Fire Chief/Marshall Report:   

·        Working on grants for- radios, water tender, type III engine

·        July 4th weekend went well

C.    Fire Department Report: Going well, had a maintenance night to go through all equipment and replace batteries, etc.  Plans to increase the explorer program.  

D.    Sleeper Program Reports: Chief reported on sleeper for station one.  Station 2 needs a sleeper.


E.     Committee Reports:

·        Recruitment Committee: No report.

·        Collection Committee: No report

·        Contract Committee: No report

·        Tuition Committee: No report

·        Budget Committee:  No report

·        Financial Committee: Angie Bickle provided information.  

F.     Director Reports: Owen – spoke of how Todd Corbett represented the Fire Department very well when interviewed with Channel 7 news during hand pumper demonstration.     






VIII.  ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1114 hrs.     





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Bill Britton, Chairman                                                 Lisa Guglielmina, Clerk of the Board