Special Meeting –March 8, 2011


           I.     CALL TO ORDER: The Special Meeting of the Weaverville Fire Protection District was called to order by Chairman Bill Britton at 1600 hours.  Members Present: Bill Britton, Mike Williams, Larry Helsley, George Owen and Dee Potter.  Members Absent: None.  Others Present: Legal Advisor David Hammer, Interim Fire Chief Alvord and Clerk Marjie Maddox.


Chairman Britton reported to the board there is an item of immediate need.  Chief Alvord reported on the VFA grant; the application is due before the next meeting, this 50/50 grant is through Cal-Fire for wildland equipment.  MSC: Owen/Helsley to declare this an item of immediate need.  Chief Alvord reported that he would like to go for 6 sets of wildland gear including web gear and wildland boots, a complete set is approximately $919.75, our half of the grant would be approximately $2,759.00, this grant will affect next years budget.  MSC: Owen/Williams to move forward with the VFA grant.


         II.     CLOSED SESSION:

A.    (Government code section 54957: Public Employment)

Title: Fire Chief/Marshal – Chairman Britton read the closed session item.  There were no public comments, entered into closed session at 1609 hours.


       III.     REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION (Government code section 54957.1 (b)) – entered back into open session at 1635 hours.  Chairman Britton reported the board discussed public employment status of the Fire Chief/Marshal with Legal Advisor Mr. Hammer in closed session.  A negotiation committee has been enacted with Mr. Owen and Mr. Williams to meet with Interim Fire Chief/Marshal Alvord to negotiate a contract.


       IV.     PUBLIC COMMENTS: None


         V.     ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 1637 hours


Approved:  April 5, 2011




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           Bill Britton, Chairman                                          Marjie Maddox, Clerk