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Regular Meeting:  August 15, 2011

 

MINUTES

 

 

Item 1)  Meeting Call To Order:

 

A) Roll Call:  Present:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Stipp 

 

  Item 2) Public Communications--none 

  Item 3) Approve Minutes:

 

A)  Minutes For Regular Meeting of July 18, 2011, with correction made to Item 8A (septic repair was for Cal Fire Station 61)

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                     Second:  Battaglia

 

      Passed unanimous voice vote 

 

  Item 4) Accounting:

 

A)    Financials:  Accountant Deborah Brooks on vacation; updated spreadsheets from County just received but not reviewed; hold over to next regular meeting

 

B)    Warrants:  The Board questioned the $71.92 penalty to the US Treasury for late quarterly taxes as Accountant Brooks was asked several times to ensure these were paid in a timely manner.  A motion was made to withhold $71.92 from payment to Brooks Accounting

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                     Second:  Battaglia

 

      Passed unanimous voice vote 

 

Item 5) Gann/Appropriation Limits:

 

A)  2011/2012 Gann limit $321,978.94; projected District income for this period $289,000—within limits

 

Item 6) Five Year Plan

 

A)  Committee (Chief Williges, Director Birney, General Manager Cerf and Volunteer representative to have draft for October 2011 meeting

 

Item 7) California Special Districts Association (CSDA) membership

 

C)    Decision for the District to join this Association

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                    Second:  Battaglia

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah – Aye; Stipp - No

 

Item 8) Chief’s Report:

 

A)  Chief Williges reported that the air trailer documentation has been submitted

 

B)  The Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant in the amount of $9,200 has been received for replacement of safety gear; requires 100% matching funds

 

Item 9) VFA Agreement 7FG11028

 

A)  Motion to adopt Resolution 2011-04 approving Agreement 7FG11028 with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Agreement in the amount of $9,200

 

Motion to Approve:  Battaglia                 Second:  Birney

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Stipp – Aye

 

Item 10) Water Tender

 

A)  Chief Williges still trying to find a used water tender; nothing currently available that fits our specifications.  Will contact used apparatus vendors to see what they have available.  Director Stipp suggested that if a used water tender was not found by the October meeting, then consideration should be given to purchasing a new apparatus.

 

Item 11) Volunteers

 

A)  Volunteer Representative Lopez reported that there are volunteers still going through training

 

Item 12) General Managers Report – Sue Cerf—no correspondence

 

 

Item 13) Signs

 

A)  Motion to add Bi-Agency sign to the two Billboard signs for repair estimate

 

Motion to Approve:  Battaglia                 Second:  Biggs

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Stipp – Aye

 

 

Item 14) Board and Staff Members Reports

 

A)  It was requested that a list of deferred maintenance items be provided for discussion at the next regular meeting

 

 

Adjourned 8:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson