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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 

September 11, 2006

MINUTES FROM AUGUST 8, 2006 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Commissioner Schweers opened the meeting at 6:06 p.m.
Silent Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance

 

ROLL CALL

Commissioner Akins, Commissioner Levy, Commissioner Schweers, Commissioner Sassano and Commissioner Morris, were present.

 

INTRODUCTION OF MEDICAL DIRECTOR

EMS Chief Bill Clemens introduced Dr. Michelle Nathan as the Medical Director for Estero Fire Rescue.

 

STAFF PRESENTATION

Fire Marshal Mike Cato provided information to the board regarding the responsibilities of the Prevention Team, including community risk reduction, hydrant inspections, plan review on new construction, inspections on new and existing buildings, compliance and keeping up to date with statutes, rule and standards.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

No public comments were made.

 

ITEMS TO BE PULLED FOR DISCUSSION

Commissioner Akins asked to pull Consent Agenda item 1; Commissioner Levy asked to pull Consent Agenda item 3; and Commissioner Sassano a?ked to pull Consent Agenda item 4.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Commissioner Levy made a motion to approve Consent Agenda items 2 and 5 as is. Commissioner Sassano seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

 

Commissioner Akins asked that the minutes from the July 18, 2006 Board Meeting be revised to include the approximate cost spent per year for EMS supplies by Estero Fire Rescue. Commissioner Akins made a motion to approve Consent Agenda item 1 with the addition of the $20,000 amount specified in EMS Chief Bill Clemens� report on Cost Recovery on page 3 of the July 2006 minutes. Commissioner Morris seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

 

Commissioner Levy requested clarification for line 564 Vehicle Ops of the expenditures. Finance Director April White stated that she provides a breakdown for large expenditures from line 564 capital outlay. Commissioner Sassano made a motion to approve Consent Agenda item 3 as presented. Commissioner Morris seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

 

Commissioner Sassano requested clarification of RP Club which is listed on the Breakdown of Donations for the Estero Community Safety, Education and Emergency Fund. Chief Lindsey clarified that it is Riverwoods Plantation. Commissioner Sassano made a motion to approve Consent Agenda item 4 as presented. Commissioner Akins seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENDA

 

 

 

Commissioner Schweers moved ahead to Walk On Item 1 in order to provide the auditor Russ Baker the opportunity to leave upon completion of the walk on item.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENDA (CONTINUED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Commissioner Sassano commended the fire extinguisher demonstration at Pinewoods on Friday, August 4. Prevention and Station 4, C Shift did an excellent job. Chief Lindsey informed the Board that if they would like the same type of demonstration for their community to contact Public Education Manager, Susan Lindenmuth.

 

Commissioner Sassano commended and expressed her appreciation of the mowing of the field around the admin building.

 

Commissioner Levy asked the status of using the Estero Community Park and a new sound system. Chief Lindsey stated that we are on their list for the October meeting and the current sound system is being repaired at this. We are using a system tonight that we are interested in purchasing for future meetings.

 

Commissioner Morris asked if we provided fire extinguisher inspections. Fire Marshal Cato provided a brief explanation.

 

Commissioner Akins discussed the ECCL and a representative of EFR. Commissioner Akins made a motion to appoint Public Relations Manager Jane Hess as the representative to ECCL with Chief Lindsey as the alternate. Commissioner Levy seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

 

Commissioner Schweers commented that the next meeting is Monday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Red Base Annex at 8681 County Road . This will be the first public hearing to set the tentative millage rate and tentative budget for 2006-2007 as well as the regular meeting for September. At the first public hearing, the date, time and location will be set for the final public hearing. Commissioner Levy may not be available for the September meeting.

 

FIRE CHIEF REPORT

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.
 

Respectfully submitted,

GAYLE M. SASSANO, Secretary