Present Members:

Mr. Jeff Sharps, Member
Mr. John Campbell, Vice-Chairman
Mr. Richard Moore, Member
Mr. Randy Wolf
Mr. Paul Rutter, Member

Excused Members:

Present Staff:

Melissa Tremblay, Fiscal Officer
Lawrence Tittle, Firefighter
Travis Colley, Firefighter


Present from the Public:
Mayor Layton, Hebron

Location: Refugee-Canyon Fire District, 111 Basin Street, Hebron, OH

Meeting was called to order at 3:00pm by Randy Wolf, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Organizational Items:

Fiscal Officer Melissa Tremblay administered the oaths of office to Mr. Sharps, Mr. Campbell and Mr. Moore.

At-Large Seat – There was one letter of interest received from Paul Rutter.  Mr. Sharps made a motion to appoint Mr. Rutter to the At-Large seat on the Board.  Mr. Campbell seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, o nays.  Motion passed.

Fiscal Officer Melissa Tremblay administered the oath of office to Mr. Rutter.

Election of Chairman – Mr. Moore made a motion to nominate Mr. Wolf for Chairman.  The motion died for lack of second.  Mr. Rutter made a motion to appoint Mr. Sharps as Chairman.  Mr. Campbell seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 3 ayes, 1 nay and 1 abstain with Mr. Moore voting nay and Mr. Wolf abstaining.  Motion passed.

Election of Vice-Chairman – Mr. Rutter made a motion to nominate Mr. Campbell for Vice-Chairman.  Mr. Sharps seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 3 ayes, 2 nays with Mr. Moore & Mr. Wolf voting nay.  Motion passed.

Approval of 2022 meeting schedule – Mr. Wolf made a motion to hold the 2022 meetings on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 5:00pm.   Mr. Campbell seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, o nays.  Motion passed.

Continuation of YouTube Stream – Mr. Moore made a motion to continue to stream meetings on YouTube.   Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, o nays.  Motion passed.

Board Compensation – Mr. Moore made a motion to forgo compensation for the Board for 2022.   Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, o nays.  Motion passed.

2022 Mileage – Mr. Rutter made a motion to set the 2022 mileage reimbursement at 58.5 cents.  Mr. Campbell seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, o nays.  Motion passed.

Public Comment:

No public comments were received via station350@rcfiredistrict.org.

Approval of Minutes:

Mr. Wolf made a motion to approve the minutes of the special meeting held on December 23, 2021.  Mr. Moore seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Fiscal Officer’s Report:

Mrs. Tremblay presented the financial reports for December and the bills to be approved.

Mr. Wolf made a motion to approve the December 2021 bank reconciliation, appropriation status, revenue status, fund status, payment listing and receipt listing as presented.  Mr. Rutter seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.  Mr. Wolf made a motion to approve the bills as presented.  Mr. Rutter seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.  She also informed the Board that 2021 is closed and the financial report filed with the Auditor of State.

 

Fire Chief’s Report:

Mrs. Tremblay stated that the Fire Chief was absent due to a funeral but left his December, 2021 Fire & EMS report for Board.  She asked the Trustees to approve the resignations of Garret Beauchamp and Jacob Osborne as part time firefighters.  Mr. Campbell so moved.  Mr. Moore seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

 

New Business:

Resolution 01-2022:   Resolution to Approve Annual Inventory.  Mr. Rutter made a motion to approve Resolution 01-2022.  Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Resolution 02-2022:   Resolution to Authorize Disposing of Surplus on GovDeals.  Mr. Campbell made a motion to approve Resolution 02-2022.  Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

 

Other:

Mr. Wolf and Mr. Moore welcomed Mr. Campbell and Mr. Rutter to the Board.

Mr. Sharps asked the Board to allow himself and Chief Mason to meet with Chief Curtis from Granville Township to reestablish automatic aid and run cards.  He explained that he went to a meeting at Granville Township and the Board approved the automatic aid.  He also followed up with an email.  Granville Township wants an update by April on the Board’s plan for coverage.

After a lengthy discussion, Mr. Rutter made a motion to allow Mr. Sharps and Chief Mason to reestablish automatic aid and run cards with Granville Township at no compensation to Granville Township. Mr. Campbell seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Mr. Sharps also welcomed the new members to the Board.  He brought up station 352 and stated that signage needs removed from the building since the station is closed.  He asked Firefighter Colley is equipment has been moved to station 351.  Firefighter Colley advised that equipment has been moved and the department is in the process of having the station removed from Google.  After a brief discussion, Mr. Sharps will ask Union Township employees to remove the signage and check on the building.

 

Adjournment:

Mr. Wolf made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:07pm.  Mr. Campbell seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

The next meeting will be Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 5:00pm.

 

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