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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 14, 2006
REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Commissioner Schweers opened the meeting at 6:03 p.m.
Silent Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance

ROLL CALL

Commissioner Akins, Commissioner Levy, Commissioner Sassano, Commissioner Schweers and Commissioner Morris, all presented and accounted for.

CERT GRADUATION

Plans Examiner presented certificates to the CERT class.

INTRODUCTION OF NEW EMPLOYEES

Interim Operations Chief Bill Clemens introduced Guillermo Maradona and Jason Fiora.

PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

No public comments were made.

ITEMS TO BE PULLED FOR DISCUSSION

Commissioner Sassano asked to pull Consent Agenda item 2.

CONSENT AGENDA

Commissioner Levy made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 1 & 3 as is. Commissioner Sassano seconded, all were in favor, motion carried. Discussion on Consent Agenda item 2 was held and Commissioner Sassano asked that the staff look into using the Estero Car Wash instead of Bonita Bubbles. Commissioner Sassano made a motion to approve Consent Agen?a item 2. Commissioner Akins seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

WALK ON ITEMS

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Commissioner Levy expressed recommended EFR prepare a 5 year financial plan (2 part plan Operation Expenses and Capital Expenses). This could be done internally if Finance Director April White is able to take on the task. If it is too much for her at this time, hire out. Interim Fire Chief will discuss with Ms. White and report back to the Board at the March meeting.

Commissioner Akins asked Counsel Charles Schoech to be prepared to discuss the procedures for appointing a fire chief at the March meeting.

Commissioner Schweers brought to the attention of the board an AOL account that has been paid for by EFR and was not being used by the district but by previous administration and his family. Commissioner Schweers recommended that the Board investigate this matter to see if the AOL account was used for personal use or for district use. Commissioner Schweers asked Commissioner Morris to act as the liaison. Commissioner Morris declined this task and suggested Commissioner Schweers take on the task of investigating the AOL account; there was consensus among the board. .

INTERIM FIRE CHIEF REPORT

Commissioner Morris made a motion to adjourn, Commissioner Akins seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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GAYLE M. SASSANO, Secretary

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