Present Members:

Mr. Richard Moore, Member
Mr. Randy Weekly, Vice Chair
Mr. Jeff Sharps, Member
Mr. Randy Wolf

Excused Members:

Present Staff:

Mr. Clifford L. Mason, Fire Chief
Melissa Tremblay, Fiscal Officer


Present from the Public:
Mayor Layton & Councilperson Porter from Hebron.

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

Opening:

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

Public Comment:

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

 

Mr. Weekly began by administering the oath of office to Melissa Tremblay as fiscal officer retroactive to December 6, 2021.

Mr. Weekly then administered the oath of office to Lawrence Tittle as full time firefighter-paramedic effective December 26, 2021.

Approval of Minutes:

Mr. Moore made a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting held on November 18, 2021.  Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Mr. Moore made a motion to approve the minutes of the special meeting held on December 6, 2021.  Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Fiscal Officer’s Report:

Melissa Tremblay presented the financial reports for November and the bills to be approved.  Mr. Wolf made a motion to approve the bills as presented.  Mr. Sharps seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.  Mr. Wolf made a motion to approve the November 2021 bank reconciliation as presented.  Mr. Moore seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.  Mr. Sharps made a motion to approve the November 2021 reports as presented.  Mr. Moore seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

 

Fire Chief’s Report:

Chief Mason presented the board the report for November fire and EMS activity.  He informed the Board that the ISO rating did not change after the audit.  He also stated that COTS picked up the cost to reprogram radios.  Findlay University is providing an 8 hour emergency response class free of charge.

Chief Mason asked the Board to approve ending the probationary period for FF/EMT-P Ethan Joliff effective 11/30/2021.  Mr. Wolf made a motion to approve ending the probationary period for FF/EMT-P Ethan Joliff effective 11/30/2021.  Mr. Weekly seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Chief Mason asked the Board to approve the EMS Director Agreement with Mount Carmel EMS.

Mr. Moore made a motion to approve the agreement.  Mr. Sharps seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

 

New Business:

Resolution 19-2021:   2022 Temporary Appropriations.  After a brief discussion, Mr. Moore made a motion to approve Resolution 19-2021.  Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Resolution 20-2021:  Resolution to Enter into a Contract with Welch Legal Services, LLC.  Mr. Wolf made a motion to approve Resolution 20-2021.  Mr. Sharps seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed

Resolution 21-2021:  Resolution Employing Fire District’s Attorneys on an Annual Basis for the Year 2022.  Mr. Moore made a motion to approve Resolution 21-2021.  Mr. Sharps seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

 

Executive Session:

Mr. Sharps made a motion to enter into executive session at 3:42pm to discuss part-time employee staffing pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(1), executive session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official.  Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Mr. Wolfe made a motion to come out of executive session at 4:24pm.  Mr. Weekly seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Resolution 21-2022:   Resolution to Authorize Catherine F. Burgett to Conduct Personnel Investigation.  Mr. Sharps made a motion to approve Resolution 22-2021.  Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

 

Other:

Mr. Wolf asked Chief Mason about the UTV purchase.  Chief Mason stated that it was $15,000.00 and purchased partly with a $9,000.00 grant.  Chief Mason will find out if the UTV needs a registration.

Mr. Sharps made a motion to advertise for letters of interest for the at large position beginning 1/1/2021.   Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

Mr. Weekly made a motion to schedule the next meeting for January 13, 2022 at 5:00pm.  Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

 

Adjournment:

Mr. Weekly made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:36pm.  Mr. Wolf seconded the motion.  Roll call results were 4 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion passed.

 

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