Regular Meeting – July 5, 2011


           I.               CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the Weaverville Fire Protection District was called to order by Chairman Bill Britton at 1600 hours.  Members present: Bill Britton Larry Helsley, Mike William, George Owen and Dee Potter.  Member absent: None.  Others present: Chief Alvord, Legal Advisor David Hammer, Sleeper Ernie Curran and Clerk Marjie Watkins.


         II.               CONSENT AGENDA:

A.     Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting June 7, 2011

B.      Approve Warrant Lists and Journal Entries MSC: Helsley/Williams to approve the consent agenda as presented.


       III.               ACTION ITEMS:

A.         Discuss/Approve 2011/2012 preliminary budget – Clerk Marjie Watkins explained the budget to the board, there were no questions MSC: Williams/Owen to approve the preliminary budget as presented.

B.          Discuss/Approve Resolution 11-1, Resolution ordering Board of Directors election, consolidation of elections and specifications of election order – The board discussed the elections and the related costs MSC: Owen/Potter, roll call vote was taken, 5 Ayes.



A.         Hazardous Reduction Progress Report: Chief Alvord reported the Firestorm crews are back from Arizona and back to work, they were burning last week.  Larry Brown will be weed eating thru the program for the summer.  This month Mr. McMillan dealt with a diseased tree issue on Taylor Street and got PG&E to clean around their property.

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

Plan Checks –.Garage with water supply off Spring Hill Road and Sprinkler plans for the Mill.

Inspections – Re-inspection of the Golden Age Center.

Training – Readiness drills went very well, there was a good community response, a broken hydrant on Pioneer was identified and fixed and thank you letters were sent out to the residents.  11 of our volunteers just finished the first responder class and should receive their certifications soon.

Vehicles – 2103 has new brakes and rotors, the engines have had been serviced, Sleeper Curran has been working on cleaning up the engines.  OES Assistant Chief gave WT-32 its annual inspection and the missing OES portable radio was found.

Misc – 4th of the July weekend, pancake breakfast went well, there were no issues with the fire works, WT-32 had a small accident with a fence, there was minimal damage.  The 11 sets of turnouts thru the FEMA grant have just arrived, 4 old sets were deemed to be unusable.  All of the old sets have been cleaned and put upstairs.  Chief Alvord met with Scott Wallace Friday July 1st, the radios we are going to receive have been gone thru by a technician and they will all be working when they arrive, Chief Alvord will have an estimate at the next meeting for getting them programmed.  There was a Wildland fire while Chief Alvord was on vacation; he got positive feedback about the Volunteers.  1 new volunteer application was received.  A spring on the rescue door is broken; we are waiting for and estimate to have it fixed, as well as an annual service plan for all of the doors.

Sleeper Program Reports – Sleeper Curran reported he was on a fire in Arizona for most of the month, since his return he has gotten the back door fixed, front sprinklers are fixed and he has been working on general cleanup.

C.         Committee Reports:

a.      Recruitment Committee – None

b.     Collections Committee – None

c.      Contract Committee – Mr. Hammer reported we will be working on the Clerks Contract.

d.     Budget Committee – None

D.         Directors Reports – Mr. Williams and Mr. Owen were impressed with the parade, Mr. Helsley stated it was nice to see the old engines pumping after the parade.  Mr. Helsley suggested a thank you to the 5 men who spent several hours to get engine 3 and engine 7 running for the parade.  Mr. Britton reported on Chief Alvord’s annual performance review. 



V.              CORRESPONDENCE: Chief Alvord reported on a letter received from North Coast Air Quality requesting feed back on their after hours program, Chief Alvord was unaware of the program and will be looking into it.

VII.     ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 1645 hours.

Approved: August 2, 2011




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         Bill Britton, Chairman                                                    Marjie Watkins, Clerk