Present Members:
Mr. James Layt on, Chairperson
Mr. Charles Prince, Vice Chairperson
Dr. Tony Forshey, Member
Mr. Richard Moore, Member
Mr. Randy Weekly, Member

Present Staff:

Mr. Clifford Mason, Fire Chief
Ms. Amanda Perkowski, Fiscal Officer

Present from the Public: Refer to sign-in sheet

Location: Hebron Municipal Complex, 934 W. Main St. Hebron, OH

 

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Chairperson Layton who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes from the previous meeting held on January 9, 2020 were reviewed. Mr. Moore moved to approve the minutes as submitted, and Mr. Weekly seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

Clerk/Fiscal Officer’s Report:

Ms. Perkowski informed the board that the waiver request submitted to Uniform Accounting Network (UAN) was denied because they currently do not have any hardware to disseminate. The UAN agreement is currently being held by UAN pending the return of a UAN employee, at which time he should confirm the fire district is on the waiting list for training in the spring.

Mr. Weekly moved to grant permission to the fiscal officer to develop a Records Retention Board and Policy. Mr. Moore seconded the motion and all present members voted in favor.

Old Business:

Chief Mason reported the contractor working on the website received payment and has launched the website though it still needs some minor additions/modifications. https://rcfiredistrict.org

The update on Station 2 at 6265 Lancaster Rd was given by Mr. Prince. The framing is done, and drywall work is pending the completion of the electrical inspection. Also, the apparatus bay is pending a response from the architect.

The board met with the Licking County Commissioners on Jan 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM to discuss the proposed fee ($15 per call) for emergency services dispatching. The RCFD Board expressed that the fee would be an unfair and inequitable strategy. Several questions still need to be answered by the County.

In regard to establishing the Volunteer Firefighter Dependent Fund, Ms. Perkowski is still waiting for a response from the State Fire Marshall stating acceptance of the board.

New Business:

Resolution #01-2020 is a request to the Village of Hebron to take the necessary actions to have the Village of Hebron Ordinance No . 02-20 reflect the inclusion of all fire department employees of the Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District . Mr. Moore moved to adopt Resolution #01-2020 in the matter of adjusting the employee pay schedule. Mr. Prince seconded the motion. All present members voted in favor.

Mr. Prince stated that he has drafted a proposed agreement for Granville Twp. Fire Department that describes the services to be provided by each entity and at no charge. M r. Layton tabled the discussion to be resumed at a later date.

 

Public comments:

Ms. Leslee Herra, of Union Twp., Ohio referenced the meeting held on January 9, 2020 and asked about the $50,000 from the Village. She was informed that the check was for initial operating expenses for the fire district and that the check was deposited into the fire district’s newly established bank account. She also asked about how the fire district intends to proceed with services once the Union Twp./Granville contract ends on February 6, 2020. Mr. Layton explained that the board is looking into the matter but does not have a definitive answer at the time.

Mr. Kevin Howell with Wichert Insurance Agency provided additional information for his property/casualty insurance proposal.

Work Session (health insurance): The board is waiting on a proposal from the current Union Twp. health insurance provider (Jim Organ, One Source Advisors). Further discussion to occur at a later date.

Work Session (property/casualty/liability insurance): Several proposals were reviewed, and M r. Moore moved to enter into agreement with VFIS for property/casualty/liability insurance. M r. Weekly seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.

The next meeting will be January 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Hebron Municipal Complex, as approved during the meeting on January 9, 2020.

 

Mr. Moore moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 PM and Mr. Weekly seconded the motion. All present members voted in favor of the motion.

 

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