Present Members:

Dr. Tony Forshey, Chairperson
Mr. Charles Prince, Vice Chairperson
Mr. Richard Moore, Member
Mr. Randy Weekly, Member
Mr. Randy Wolf, Member

Present Staff:

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

Present from the Public:

Present from the Public:  The meeting was made public via live stream on RCFD’s Facebook page. There were seventy-seven (77) live viewers.

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

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


Public Comment:

Comments from live-stream listeners were directed to be sent by email to One comment received is attached, including RCFD’s response.

Mr. Prince moved to appoint Troy Kurtz, FF/EMT/Paramedic, to a part-time position effective 05 September 2020. Mr. Wolf seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor. Chairperson Forshey swore-in and welcomed Mr. Kurtz to RCFD.

The minutes from the previous regular meeting held 13 August 2020 and the revised minutes for the regular meeting 23 July 2020 were reviewed. Mr. Moore moved to approve the minutes as submitted, and Mr. Wolf seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.


Clerk/Fiscal Officer’s Report:



Chief’s Report:

The board was informed that part-time firefighter, Lawrence Tittle, is now a paramedic.

Chief Mason referenced Resolution #14-2020 (Rescue Billing) listed under New Business, and asked the board to review it but did not request action to be taken at this time.


Old Business:

Update on Station 352: Mr. Prince informed the board that work on the foundation for the apparatus bay continues. The final concrete was poured and the footers have been prepared; this work was approved by the Licking County Building Code Department. Work has been done to redirect water away from the front of the building. Solid Steel Buildings intends to deliver the building early next week.

Paint was purchased for the interior, public portions of the building. Once equipment is able to be put in the permanent structure, the temporary building will be declared surplus and sold. The surplus items sold on GovDeals generated a total of $3,877.54. All items, except for four, have been picked up. The remaining items are expected to be picked up soon.


New Business:

Mr. Weekly moved to approve Resolution #13-2020 in the matter of certifying funds. Mr. Wolf seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.


Members’ Minute:

Mr. Moore shared that the village hired a new Administrator to start in a couple weeks. Village Council expressed concern about disinfecting the council chambers following a scheduled blood drive on September 3; RCFD has the appropriate equipment and will fumigate the room for the village.

Mr. Prince shared that “Blast” is having a pop-up fireworks show on September 4, over Buckeye Lake.


Executive Session:

Mr. Prince moved to enter into executive session at 7:20 PM pursuant to ORC
121.22(G)(1) to consider the compensation of a public employee. Mr. Moore seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor. At 7:45 PM, Mr. Weekly moved to reconvene from executive session, and Mr. Prince seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.


The next regular meeting will be September 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the RCFD station.

Mr. Weekly moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 PM, and Mr. Wolf seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.



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