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September 2021 Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

SEPTEMBER 2, 2021

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 6:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Ed Seltenreich, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory. (Note: The meeting was held at 6:00 p.m. due to the fact that the Board members were attending the Firematic Service for deceased Department member Thomas Mendenhall which was scheduled for 7:30 p.m.)

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Tabled – Pricing quotes requested for the floor cleaning machine.

EMS REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

Noted.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                                      

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $635.36 (Hammer Medical - $549.78, McKesson - $85.58). Approved 4-0.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the renewal of the When To Work Online Scheduling Program, at a cost of $200.00. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he had a conversation with Mr. Patel regarding the preparation of a discipline form.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

No Work Order Report submitted to the Board.

Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that there are several minor issues with the new 7-6-11 and that they are in the process of being taken care of.

Commissioner Seltenreich advised the Board that the electrical repairs are in the process of being completed.

CHIEF'S REPORT

No report submitted to the Board.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board of his conversation with Mr. Glass regarding COVID-19 line of duty death. Mr. Glass advised him that Federal Law refers to full time First Responders, not volunteers.

Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that he had spoken with Kathy at Hometown regarding the Cancer Bill and will continue to follow up with her.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting the Minutes of the August 5, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

The Board agreed on a few minor adjustments to the Proposed 2022 Budget. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the adoption of the Proposed 2022 Budget. Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 34 checks totaling $71,223.39 and to authorize the transfer of $120,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 4-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Miscellaneous correspondence was presented to the Board including an order form from Looseleaf Law Publications for the 2022 NYS Law Updates, the extended warranty paperwork from Premium 2000+ regarding the new 7-6-11 and a Bulletin from Mr. Glass regarding legislative changes.

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the two World Trade Center trees will be transplanted elsewhere at the Main Firehouse or at Station 2.

Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he is arranging for a photographer to be on hand for the 9-11 ceremony.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the insurance paperwork has been submitted for the ambulance accident and suggested that there be both a verbal and written procedure for reporting an accident to the Chief and to the District. Commissioner Seltenreich will submit a copy of the Quogue Police Accident Reporting Procedure to the Board to be used as a guideline.

NEW BUSINESS

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the purchase of two (2) copies of the 2022 Looseleaf Law Updates from Looseleaf Law Publications, at a cost of $86.75. Approved 4-0.

A workshop was scheduled for September 30, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

At 6:45 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

 

            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held on October 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (prevailing time) at the main firehouse located at Montauk Highway and Bay Avenue, East Quogue, New York.

            The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to permit public review of the proposed budget for the East Quogue Fire District for fiscal year 2022. 

 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the proposed budget has been filed with the Town Clerk and is available for review at that office and is also available for review at the Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Dated: September 29, 2021

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

Town of Southampton

Suffolk County, New York

By: Lorraine Gregory

       Fire District Secretary

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August's Meeting Minutes 2021

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

AUGUST 5, 2021

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Ed Seltenreich, Chief Ted Jankowski, Second Assistant Chief Keith Phillips, Fire District Facilities Supervisor David Schaffauer, First Responder Amit Patel, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Firefighters Equipment of N.Y. annual inspection and report of turnout gear (coat and pants) will cost $13.50 per member.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of one (1) MSA10178557 Altair 4XR Multi-Gas with Blue Tooth CO Meter for 7-6-11 from Firematic Supply, at a cost of $779.00. Approved 4-0.

3. Tabled. Waiting for an additional proposal.

4. A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of one (1) Groves Inc. Mobile Hose Cart from The Fire Store, at a cost of $1,880.99. Approved 4-0.

5. A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of fifteen (15) Galls Deluxe SCBA Mask Bags from The Fire Store, at a cost of $17.99. Approved 4-0.

Noted - Week of August 16, 2021 vacation.

EMS REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

1. Noted.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the hiring of Zachary Peare as an On Call First Responder, with an hourly pay rate of $24.00. Approved 4-0.

3. After a brief discussion, Commissioner Jackson stated that he would prefer not to give an employee a salary increase during the year, but to wait until the Organizational Meeting in January.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                                      

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $601.72 (Hammer Medical - $200.58, McKesson - $401.14). Approved 4-0.

With regard to compensating off duty per diem/part time employees when they respond to work to cover another employee’s tour, Commissioner Seltenreich proposed two resolutions regarding Recall Pay (see attached). After a brief discussion, the Board decided to table Proposal 1 until next month and decided to adopt Proposal 2. A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-25. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve that all per diem/part time employees employed by the East Quogue Fire District to be compensated a two (2) hour Recall Pay, at their current rate of pay, when requested by Supervisory Staff or District Commissioner when he/she responds to work to cover another’s tour while scheduled off duty;

And be it further resolved, that a Commissioner shall be notified before any additional compensation is approved.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving adoption of Resolution 2021-25. Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving that Amit Patel be given one (1) week’s pay due to his COVID-19 quarantine. Approved 4-0.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Work Order Report dated 7/1/21 to 8/4/21 was submitted to the Board.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board and the Chiefs that 7-6-2 needs maintenance and will be out-of-service.

CHIEF'S REPORT

See attached report.

REQUESTS

1. Approved – 5 (five) sets of Class A Bunker Gear (coat, pants, boots) from State Bid. Price not available.

2. Approved under the Fire District Facilities Supervisor Report.

3. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the purchase of six (6) five (5) gallon pails of Training Foam Re-Healing TF3 from Firematic Supply, at a cost of $354.00. Approved 4-0.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Noted.

2. To be discussed further at a Workshop.

3. Grant approved for the Department’s purchase of wildland firefighting equipment (helmets).

4. Chief requested to get proposals for the Bailout System.

5. Noted.

6. To be discussed further at a Workshop.

7. a.) Tabled.

     b.) Vehicle decision will be the choice of the next Chief.

     c.) Vehicle will be the same as what we are replacing.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that Chief Jankowski had given him a copy of the Manpower Report.

Commissioner Jackson also advised the Board and the Chiefs that COVID-19 rules may, once again, go into effect and that it will be up to the Department to check with the Town as to whether or not the Seafood Party/Beer Festival will be allowed to take place.

Commissioner Gregory advised the Chief that the replacement of the ramp at Station 2 will be starting soon and that the Chief should review the situation and decide how apparatus will be getting in and out of the building.

Commissioner Gregory also advised the Chief that he and Mr. Schaffauer found two radios which can now be used on the new 7-6-11.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board of his conversation with John Shields and the e-mail Mr. Shields sent to the Secretary regarding an auto accident that occurred 6/22/12 on Lewis Road and Mr. Shields’ desire to interview several Department members. Mr. Glass suggested that the District advise, in writing, the members whose names were stated in the e-mail and it would be up to them as to whether or not they want to respond.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting the Minutes of the July 1, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mrs. Pearsall presented the Jones,Little & Co. Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2020 for the Board to review.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 36 checks totaling $75,661.50 and to authorize the transfer of $120,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 4-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Miscellaneous correspondence was presented to the Board including a letter from the Department regarding the probationary membership of Jenna Cichy and George Desmarais, an e-mail from Gina Marrone, Bohemia Fire District Secretary, regarding Governor Cuomo’s bill S4064 increasing the amount of compensation for District elections and a letter from PWGC regarding 25 condos to be built on the Docker’s Restaurant property and requesting certain information from the District. (Note: Commissioner Schaefer stated that, besides the usual General Requirements, the District should request that there be proper access to the second floor apartments.)

OLD BUSINESS

After a brief discussion regarding the replacement of the ramp at Station 2, a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-26. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to accept the proposal from Chesterfield Associates Inc., in the amount of $18,000.00, for the reconstruction of the existing concrete apron at Station 2 located at 29 Head of Lots Road, East Quogue, New York.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting the adoption of Resolution 2021-26. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Jackson presented an update on the monument project. After a brief discussion, a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-27. BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and the Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $60,000.00 be expended from the Buildings & Grounds Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the purpose of miscellaneous repairs and improvements to the Fire District Monument located at the Main Firehouse, 465 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, New York and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive referendum as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten working days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official newspaper of the Fire District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and an abstract of the resolution concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the resolution was adopted subject to a permissive referendum.

Dated: August 5, 2021

                                                            BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE

                                                            COMMISSIONERS OF THE

                                                            EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

                                                            Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York

                                                            _________________________________________

                                                            By: LORRAINE GREGORY

                                                            Fire District Secretary

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the adoption of Resolution 2021-27. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Jackson stated that he and Commissioner Gregory met with Sand Pebble today and that Sand Pebble will be getting proposals for a new roof. Sand Pebble also suggested that the Board also consider replacing the windows and resurfacing the exterior of the building. A bond may be necessary to complete the work. It was decided that it is not necessary to extend the steel building mezzanine. Commissioner Gregory stated that a Bail Out System can be installed without extending the second floor. Commissioner Jackson stated that the Board should consider another outside storage building.

NEW BUSINESS

After a brief discussion regarding the Grant that the Department received from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-28. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to acknowledge that the East Quogue Fire Department received a Title IV Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Forest Protection for the purchase of wildland firefighting equipment (helmets).

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting adoption of Resolution 2021-28. Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting the probationary membership of Jenna Cichy and George Desmarais in the Department. Approved 4-0.

A workshop was scheduled for August 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The 2022 Fire District Budget will be a topic of discussion. The Secretary will post the notice in the Southampton Press – Western Edition.

At 9:00 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM

NOTICE OF RESOLUTION

ADOPTED SUBJECT TO

PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM

 

 

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District, at a regular meeting thereof, held on August 5, 2021, duly adopted the following resolution:

            BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and the Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $60,000.00 be expended from the Buildings & Grounds Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the purpose of miscellaneous repairs and improvements to the Fire District Monument located at the Main Firehouse, 465 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, New York and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive referendum as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten working days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official newspaper of the Fire District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and an abstract of the resolution concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the resolution was adopted subject to a permissive referendum.

Dated: August 5, 2021

                                                            BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE

                                                            COMMISSIONERS OF THE

                                                            EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

                                                            Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York

                                                            _________________________________________

                                                            By: LORRAINE GREGORY

                                                            Fire District Secretary

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Fire Commissioners will be holding a Workshop at the Main Firehouse, 465 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, New York on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss the 2022 Fire District Budget.

Dated: August 7, 2021

                                                                        BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF

                                                                        FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE

                                                                        EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

                                                                        Town of Southampton, County of Suffolk

                                                                        State of New York

                                                                        __________________________________

                                                                        By: LORRAINE GREGORY

                                                                        Fire District Secretary

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JULY'S MEETING MINUTES 2021

 

 

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

JULY 1, 2021

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer and Stephen Gregory, Chief Ted Jankowski, First Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Fire District Facilities Supervisor David Schaffauer and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

Mr. Schaffauer presented two price quotes for a new PA System:

                        Bose                $1,799.00

                        Yamaja            $1,000.00

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of the Bose PA System, at a cost of $1,799.00. Approved 3-0. (Note: Mr. Schaffauer advised the Board that the Bose System is more powerful than the Yamaja.)

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, authorizing the purchase of two (2) Milwaukee M18 2136-20 Tower Lights, from Westhampton True Value, at a cost of $898.00. Approved 3-0.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

None.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of ten (10) Probie Front Pieces from The Fire Store, at a cost of approximately $504.00. Approved 3-0.

Commissioner Jackson stated that he is working on the monument project and that the two trees from the World Trade Center should be transplanted elsewhere on the property. Chief Jankowski suggested that the two trees be planted side-by-side to represent the Twin Towers.

EMS REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

Noted.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                                      

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $753.27 (Hammer Medical - $497.65, Bound Tree Medical - $255.62). Approved 3-0.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Work Order Report dated 6/1/21 to 6/30/21 was submitted to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

See attached report.

REQUESTS

1. Approved.

2. One back up camera will be installed on 7-6-8 and two will be installed on 7-6-12.

3. On order.

4. Approved under Mr. Schaffauer’s report.

5. Chief will order.

6. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of a jacket for Second Assistant Chief Keith Phillips from Rico’s, at an approximate cost of $400.00. Approved 3-0.

7. The policy is that the member submits reimbursement to the Department and the Department vouchers the District.

8. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing Tom Mendenhall to attend the NYSA Fire Chaplains Conference, August 15-18, 2021, at a cost of $500.00. Approved 3-0.

9. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.

10. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.

11. More information required.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Commissioner Jackson advised the Chief that the Department is responsible for obtaining all of the required permits and to also inquire as to outdoor occupancy requirements.

2. Tabled.

3. Tabled.

4. Tabled.

5. Tabled.

6. Tabled.

Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he, Mark Gregory and Alex Gladding travelled to Pennsylvania today to review the new Tower Ladder and to deliver the items that are to be mounted on the truck. The Tower Ladder looks great and should be ready for delivery by the end of the month. Commissioner Gregory suggested that the Chief have qualified members train on the old truck prior to training on the new one.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he had spoken with Mr. Glass regarding the marijuana issue. Mr. Glass stated that the District does not have to do anything. The use of marijuana is not allowed on District property and members cannot respond to alarms if under the influence of drugs, whether recreational or medical, and since the District does not do drug testing, this would not be an issue.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting the Minutes of the June 3, 2021 Aerial Platform Bid Opening, the June 3, 2021Regular Monthly Meeting and the June 24, 2021 Special Meeting. Approved 3-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mr. Schaffauer presented the Treasurer’s Report in Mrs. Pearsall’s absence.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 40 checks totaling $81,421.46 and to authorize the transfer of $100,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 3-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Miscellaneous correspondence was presented to the Board including an invitation from the Suffolk County Fire District Officers Association for the Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers on August 15, 2021 at Villa Lombardi (no interest from the Board) and a letter from the Department regarding the probationary membership of Reilly Dunning and Brian Poerio.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Gregory presented a proposal from Taurus Custom Painting, in the amount of $2,700.00, for the sanding and painting of the doors on the second floor.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the proposal from Taurus Custom Painting for prep work and painting of the eight (8) doors on the second floor and in the Meeting Room which includes removing the doors and sanding them outside the building, reinstalling the doors and staining, at a cost of $2,700.00. Approved 3-0.

Commissioner Gregory also presented a proposal from We’ll Floor U for reflooring the front staircase (stairs and landing) leading to the Firemen’s Room, in the amount of $4,300.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the proposal from We’ll Floor U for the reflooring of the front staircase landing and retreading the stairs that lead from the front street entrance to the Firemen’s Room, in the amount of $4,300.00. Approved 3-0.

Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that the lettering for the new 7-6-11 to be done by Fetten Sign Company, Inc. will cost approximately $9,200.00 and both he and Commissioner Jackson thought the cost to be high.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the monument project is not going as fast as he would like. The electrician is expected to begin work within the next few days. If Jack Ryckman cannot do the sprinkler work, then we will have to look for someone else. After a brief discussion regarding the two new monument plaques and refurbishing the old one, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to accept the proposal from Peconic Monument, in Riverhead, to provide and install two (2) new plaques which will match the existing one, at a cost of $2,600.00 each and to remove, refurbish and reinstall the one (1) present plaque, at a cost of $1,600.00. Approved 3-0. (Note: Commissioner Jackson stated that he had scheduled a meeting with Fox regarding this project, but Fox was a “no show”. He also reached out to a third company and received no response.)

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that Brianna Gladding has a tentative contract with CPI for next year’s Inspection Dinner, if they are open by then. He suggested that the District upgrade the Inspection Dinner due to the fact that one hasn’t been held for two years. With regard to the 100th Anniversary celebration, Commissioner Jackson would like to combine the 100th Anniversary celebration with the Seafood Party. There will be no parade or fireworks.

Commissioner Jackson also advised the Board that Mike McCann (District’s electrician) will be taking care of the buildings’ electrical issues. The project will take at least two weeks to complete, prevailing wages will be paid and the cost is estimated at between $10,000.00 and $12,000.00.

NEW BUSINESS

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the Department will need at least $125,000.00 to $130,000.00 to complete the refurbishing of the antique truck. They are looking into a grant or a funding source to help with the cost. This project may take about two years.

Commissioner Jackson stated that the cost of $1,500,000.00 to build an additional 50’ x 60’ steel building is too high.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he had reviewed the Appraisal Affiliates Maintenance Report and called Hometown to discuss the District’s insurance coverage. He noted that Station 2 is rated with a replacement cost of $800,000.00. Is the District’s property under insured?

Commissioner Gregory presented a proposal from Chesterfield Associates, in the amount of $18,000.00 for the concrete work to be done at Station 2 and a proposal from Laser Industries, in the amount of $24,880.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the probationary membership of Reilly Dunning and Brian Poerio in the Department. Approved 3-0.

A workshop was scheduled for July 29, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

At 8:45 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 3-0.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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Special Meeting June 2021

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

SPECIAL MEETING

JUNE 24, 2021

 

 

The Special Meeting was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and newly nominated Commissioner, Ed Seltenreich, Fire District Facilities Supervisor David Schaffauer, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

Newly appointed Commissioner Ed Seltenreich was sworn in by Commissioner Allyn Jackson.

Commissioner Jackson presented the proposal from the City of Albany, New York, Fire Department for the purchase of 7-6-11, including the ground ladders, in the amount of $17,000.00.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-23. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to accept the proposal from the City of Albany, New York, Fire Department for the purchase of the Tower Ladder 7-6-11, including the ground ladders, in the amount of $17,000.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting the adoption of Resolution 2021-23. Approved 3. Recused 1 - Commissioner Gregory.

The next order of business was the opening of the bid for the Electronic Sign. Commissioner Jackson presented the one bid that was received:

                        Visual Information Services               $31,846.00

2021-24. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to accept the bid from Visual Information Services for the purchase and installation of an LED Display Monument Sign, in the total amount of $31,846.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the adoption of Resolution 2021-24. Approved 4-0.

At 7:10 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, to adjourn the Special Meeting. Approved 4-0.

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Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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Meeting Minutes June 2021

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

JUNE 3, 2021

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Michael Mattera and Stephen Gregory, First Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Second Assistant Chief Keith Phillips, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

Changes were made to the Firematic Purchase Order for the Bailout System. A harness was needed for a very small person and one for a very large person. Ten (10) were needed instead of nine (9). The price is less due to the removal of training.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

None.

EMS REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

1. Noted.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, granting permission for Mr. Patel to remove Sean McArdle from the On Call First Responder Roster due to the fact that he has not signed up for any shifts since November 2020 and to request that he return all of the District’s property issued to him. Approved 4-0.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                                       

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $367.71 (BoundTree Medical - $228.31, Stryker - $139.40). Approved 4-0.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Work Order Report dated 4/1/21 to 6/3/21 was submitted to the Board.

Meter for 7-6-7 tabled.

CHIEF'S REPORT

See attached report.

REQUESTS

1. Mr. Schaffauer has one in inventory.

2. Mr. Schaffauer will purchase.

3. Tabled.

4. Progress.

5. Tabled.

6. A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of 100’ of ½” CMC New England KM III Rope ($143.00), one (1) CMC Rope Bag – Orange Model #2 ($85.00), one (1) CMC PMP Pulley 2.6 ($198.00) and three (3) CMC Rescue ProSeries XL Auto Lock Carabiners ($68.99 each), at a total cost of $632.97. Approved 4-0.

7. Tabled.

8.-9. A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase from Westhampton True Value of one (1) M18 Fuel Blower Kit ($299.99) and one (1) M18 2pk 5AH Lithium Battery ($229.00), at a total cost of $528.99. Approved 5-0.

10.-11. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of one (1) folding table for use by the Fire Police, at a cost of $44.99 and strapping for 7-6-1, at a cost of $132.18. Approved 4-0.

12. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Tabled.

2. Tabled.

3. a.) A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to consider the purchase of a new ambulance by the end of this year or early next year and that one or two Commissioners and Mr. Patel be included on the Committee. Approved 4-0.

3. b.) No discussion.

3.   c.) Tabled.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, granting permission for the following to be held on District property:

1. East Quogue Elementary School First Grade Class Main Firehouse visit on June 18, 2021.

2. Southampton Town Police use of the Meeting Room on June 23, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a graduation (16 graduates and 2 parents each). (Note: A Facility Usage Agreement is required. Second Assistant Chief Keith Phillips will handle.)

3. New York Blood Center Blood Drive in the Steel Building on June 28, 2021.

4. Hampton Point Annual Meeting to be held in the Meeting Room from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 31, 2021.

Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Gregory requested the Chiefs to have the members clean out the shed at Station 2 and to review the gear on hand from the Juniors Program. If the gear is no longer needed, it should be disposed of or donated.

First Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski advised the Board that the Department is planning to have a Seafood Party this year and the permit process is being taken care of.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the Minutes of the May 6, 2021Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mrs. Pearsall advised the Board of the following:

1. The Jones & Little Draft Financial Statement is available for their review. Mrs. Gregory will contact Appraisal Affiliates regarding the Maintenance Service Report.

2. Theatre Spirits, Inc. (Suffolk Theater) refunded the $4,000.00 Inspection Dinner deposit.

3. McNeil & Co., Inc. refunded $5,643.00 for the removal of the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2004 GMC from the insurance policy.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 31 checks totaling $29,644.37 and to authorize the transfer of $70,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 4-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Requests to use District property taken care of under “Chiefs Report”.

OLD BUSINESS

Re-installing the “Heroes” sign at Jones Road was tabled.

Commissioner Gregory presented the following proposals for the painting and installation of new flooring in the Meeting Room:

Painting

Taurus Custom Painting – Prep and paint walls                                 $3,750.00

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the proposal from Taurus Custom Painting for the preparation and painting of the walls in the second floor Meeting Room, in the amount of $3,750.00. Approved 4-0. (Note: Commissioner Gregory will verbally notify Taurus.)

Flooring

Rosanti Floor Covering – Main Meeting Room         $16,550.00

                                         Stair Treads and Platform $ 4,385.00

                                                                                                            $20,935.00

We’ll Floor U – Main Meeting Room                        $17,686.52

                           Stair Treads and Platform                $ 3,350.00

                                                            $21,035.52

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the proposal from We’ll Floor U for the installation of new flooring in the second floor Meeting Room, the Stair Treads and the Platform, in the total amount of $21,035.52. Approved 4-0. (Note: Commissioner Gregory will verbally notify We’ll Floor U and the Secretary will forward a letter to Rosanti Floor Covering.)

The Board agreed that Mark Gregory and Alex Gladding should be the liasons between the District and Command Fire Apparatus regarding the purchase of the 75’ Aerial Platform Tower Ladder.

Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that the City of Albany, New York, is interested in 7-6-11 and will be coming here next week to inspect the vehicle.

After a brief discussion regarding the sign and monument project, a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-22. BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and the Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $90,000.00 be expended from the Buildings & Grounds Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the purchase of one (1) Outdoor Electronic Sign, Landscaping and Lighting to be installed at the Main Firehouse located at 465 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, New York and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive referendum as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten working days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official newspaper of the Fire District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and an abstract of the resolution concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the resolution was adopted subject to a permissive referendum.

Dated: June 3, 2021

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera accepting the adoption of Resolution 2021-22. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the size of the sign will be smaller and one-sided and expects the cost to be approximately $32,000.00. Commissioner Jackson stated that he hoped most of the monument work would be done by September 11, 2021. Commissioner Gregory suggested holding a memorial service in the evening to accommodate the First Responders who will be attending earlier services in the City.

NEW BUSINESS

Commissioner Schaefer requested that the Chiefs replace the flags on the rear of the trucks and to use a smaller size so as not to interfere with the rear lights.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the bathroom in the Firemen’s Room needs to be updated and marked “unisex”. The partition will be taken out and a lock installed on the door.

Commissioner Jackson also advised the Board that he had spoken with Ed Seltenreich and he is agreeable in filling in for Bob Holley until the end of 2021 and running for election in December to complete the remaining four years of Bob’s term.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, appointing Ed Seltenreich as Commissioner to complete the remaining 2021 months of Robert E. Holley’s term. Approved 4-0. (Note: Mr. Seltenreich will have the option to run for election in December to complete the remaining four years of Mr. Holley’s term.)

A Special Meeting and workshop was scheduled for June 24, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Bids for the Monument Project will be opened.

Mrs. Pearsall advised the Board that she will not be attending the July Meeting.

At 8:47 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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Bid Opening Aerial Platform

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

BID OPENING – AERIAL PLATFORM

JUNE 3, 2021

The bid opening was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:15 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Michael Mattera, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

One bid was received:

                        Command Fire Apparatus - $199,000.00

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-21. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to accept the bid from Command Fire Apparatus, in the amount of $199,000.00, for the purchase of one (1) Previously Owned 1998 or Newer Custom Built 75’ Aerial Platform with minimum of/with six (6) person seating (5 SCBA seats), tilt-cab chassis.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the adoption of Resolution 2021-21. Approved 4-0.

At 7:20 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to adjourn the bid opening.

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Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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May Meeting Minutes 2021

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

MAY 6, 2021

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Michael Mattera and Stephen Gregory, Chief Ted Jankowski, Secretary Lorraine Gregory and Treasurer Colleen Pearsall.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Permission granted for installation of Wi-Fi access point.

EMS REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

1. Noted.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                                        

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $1,453.17 (Hammer Medical - $266.50, BoundTree Medical - $116.48, McKesson - $101.99, Stryker - $418.20, Teleflex - $550.00). Approved 4-0.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase from Zoll of the extended warranty and preventive maintenance for the three Zoll X-Series Monitors, in the amount of $3,847.50. Approved 4-0.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Work Order Report dated 4/1/21 to 4/30/21 was submitted to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

See attached report.

REQUESTS

1. Completed.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, authorizing the purchase from Hi-Tech of nine (9) Dyna-Fit Suspenders w/Quick Adjust and eight (8) Phenix First Due Helmets for 7-6-12, at a total cost of $2,405.83. Approved 4-0.

3. Winch cable was tested and nothing found to be wrong.

4. Lieutenant Gladding will give the information to Mr. Schaffauer.

5. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of nine (9) F4 Escapetech w/Lighting GT Hook (No Bag), NYC New Style 541 Harness Left Opening w/Aluminum Hook, one (1) F4 Escapetech Kit w/Lighting GT Hook and Training Per Person, at a total cost of $7,101.00. Approved 4-0.

6. Progress.

7. Progress.

8. Purchase authorized for the cooler at a cost not to exceed $100.00.

9. Mr. Schaffauer has inventory.

10. Mr. Schaffauer will call Firematic to see what sizes are available.

11. Tabled.

12. Tabled.

13. Tabled.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Tabled.

2. Tabled.

3. Tabled.

4. Tabled.

5. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, granting permission for the East Quogue Elementary School Kindergarten Class to visit the Firehouse at the end of May or early June. Approved 4-0.

6. To be discussed at a later date.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board of his conversation with Mr. Glass regarding replacing 7-6-11, declaring the vehicle as surplus property and bidding a replacement vehicle. To be discussed further under Old Business.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the Minutes of the April 1, 2021Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mrs. Pearsall advised the Board of the following:

1. The AT&T account was closed and the District was issued a prepaid Master Card in the amount of $224.94, instead of a refund check.

2. The 941 problem with the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance has not yet been resolved.

3. The LENS Program is up and running.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 36 checks totaling $39,186.04 and to authorize the transfer of $80,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 4-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

A letter was received from the Department regarding Julian Davila being sworn in and the resignations of Mathew Atkins and Jennifer Davonski and a letter was hand delivered by Commissioner Holley to Commissioner Jackson containing Commissioner Holley’s resignation from the Board.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Jackson reminded the Board that the EMT Duty Policy needed to be approved and adopted into the Policy and Procedures Manual.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-18. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to adopt the following EMT Duty Policy:

            In the event the Lead Medic is notified that a scheduled Medic is unable to report for their assigned tour, the following procedure shall be immediately instituted:

1.         The Lead Medic shall make every attempt to contact all other Medics to see if any of them would be available to cover the tour.

2.         In the event that no coverage can be arranged, the Lead Medic shall send a text message to ALL Chiefs indicating the situation and the fact that all avenues have been exhausted to get coverage. All Chiefs receiving the text shall reply to the text, indicating receipt of the text and that they are aware of the situation.

3.         The Chief of the Department, or the ranking Chief, shall immediately send out a blast text message to all members of the Department making them aware of the situation. Members who are EMT’s or Medics, knowing the situation, should make every effort to respond on all alarms to assist in providing proper medical treatment.

4.         The Chief of the Department, or the ranking Chief, shall immediately notify Dispatch of the situation and have them immediately 24 a neighboring Medic to respond on all ambulance calls.

5.         Dispatch shall notify ALL Chiefs responding as to which Medic has been assigned and have the Medic provide an ETA.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the adoption of Resolution 2021-18. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board of the following:

1. New plans for the monument consist of a fountain, new low maintenance shrubs, two new trees, a new flagpole and lighting. Sand Pebble will recommend contractors to do the individual work.

2. The sign will be one-sided and will cost less.

3. Sand Pebble will be starting on a plan for the second floor of the Steel Building.

4. The exterior of the building needs to be repointed, repaired, cleaned and painted. Hopefully, the building will hold up for at least ten years.

5. Ed Seltenreich will be recommending an electrician to do the electrical work.

6. Chesterfield inspected the cracked concrete on the apron at Station 2.

7. There are two proposals for redoing the floor in the Meeting Room and the hallway steps.

8. Will pursue getting a refund of the Dinner Dance deposit from Suffolk Theater.

After a brief discussion regarding the tower ladder, the Board decided to declare the present 7-6-11 as surplus property and to offer it for sale and to bid the purchase of a replacement, subject to Permissive Referendum. The Secretary will prepare the legal notice and bid packages for the 75’ Aerial Platform. The bid opening is scheduled for June 3, 2021 at 7:15 p.m.

The following resolutions were drawn up and state as follows:

2021-19. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to declare 7-6-11, Seagrave/Arial Scope 75’ Elevating Platform Serial No. 70193, as surplus property and to offer it for sale with a minimum offer of $19,950.00.

2921-20. BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and the Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $199,000.00 be expended from the Apparatus Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the purchase of one (1) Previously Owned 1998 or Newer Custom Built 75’ Aerial Platform with minimum of/with six (6) person seating (5 SCBA seats), tilt-cab chassis, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive referendum as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten working days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official newspaper of the Fire District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and an abstract of the resolution concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the resolution was adopted subject to a permissive referendum.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the adoption of Resolutions 2021-19 and 2021-20. Approved 4-0.

NEW BUSINESS

Commissioner Gregory suggested that the Chief be sent an e-mail, no phone call, no text, when items requested are delivered. A paper copy of the e-mail will be kept in a log.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the resignations of Mathew Atkins and Jennifer Davonski. Approved 4-0.

Chief Jankowski advised the Board that he is now in the process of making a list of all the Class A’s, Class B’s, etc. that are in the Department.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the Department to use the Meeting Room with a capacity of fifty (50) people and to keep within the Covid-19 Guidelines. Approved 4-0.

Workshop scheduled for May 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. An item for discussion will be whether or not to fill Commissioner Holley’s vacancy at this time.

At 8:58 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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Notice to Bidders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

 

 

            Please take notice that sealed bids for the purchase of one (1) Previously Owned 1998 or Newer Custom Built 75’ Aerial Platform with minimum of/with six (6) person seating (5 SCBA seats), tilt-cab chassis, will be received at the office of the East Quoque Fire District, 465 Montauk Highway, P.O. Box 860, East Quogue, New York 11942 until 7:15 p.m. (prevailing time) on June 3, 2021, at which time the bids will be opened and read aloud. Bids will be presented in a sealed envelope marked “Bid – Aerial Platform”. Bid specs will be available for pick up from the District Office beginning Friday, May 14, 2021, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or by contacting Firehouse Supervisor Dave Schaffauer via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Board of Fire Commissioners reserves the right to reject any, and all bids, and to re-advertise for new bids in its discretion. Please note that the purchase of the 75’ Aerial Platform is subject to Permissive Referendum.

 

 

 

 

Dated: May 6, 2021

                                                            BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE

                                                            COMMISSIONERS OF THE

                                                            EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

                                                            Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York

                                                            _________________________________________

                                                            By: LORRAINE GREGORY

                                                            Fire District Secretary

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Permissive Referendum

NOTICE OF RESOLUTION

ADOPTED SUBJECT TO

PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM

 

 

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District, at a regular meeting thereof, held on May 6, 2021 duly adopted the following resolution:

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and the Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $199,000.00 be expended from the Apparatus Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the purchase of one (1) Previously Owned 1998 or Newer Custom Built 75’ Aerial Platform with minimum of/with six (6) person seating (5 SCBA seats), tilt-cab chassis, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive referendum as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten working days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official newspaper of the Fire District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and an abstract of the resolution concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the resolution was adopted subject to a permissive referendum.

Dated: May 6, 2021

 

 

 

                                                            BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE

                                                            COMMISSIONERS OF THE

                                                            EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

                                                            Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York

                                                            _________________________________________

                                                            By: LORRAINE GREGORY

                                                            Fire District Secretary

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March 2021 Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

MARCH 4, 2021

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, Michael Mattera, James Schaefer, Robert Holley and Stephen Gregory, Chief Ted Jankowski, Secretary Lorraine Gregory and Treasurer Colleen Pearsall.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Approved last month.

2. Mr. Schaffauer will be asked to get proposals for a new machine.

EMS REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

1. Commissioner Jackson stated that, before Erin Thomas is terminated, we should find out why she did not call in and could not be contacted.

2. Noted.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                                        

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $1,284.41 (Hammer Medical - $270.90, BoundTree Medical - $584.51, McKesson - $3344.18, Zoll Medical - $308.72). Approved 5-0.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Holley, authorizing the renewal of the ESO Software from ESO Solutions, Inc., at a cost of $4,606.61. Approved 5-0.

3. Noted.

4. Chief Jankowski requested that preventive maintenance be performed on the Stryker stretchers.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Work Order Report dated 2/1/21 to 3/4/21 was submitted to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

See attached report.

REQUESTS

1. Progress. A motion was made by Commissioner Holley, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of Mobil Data Software from Red Alert, at an approximate cost of $1,000.00. Approved 5-0.

2. Not possible to have done. A portable charger and radio will be installed.

3. The list of all members having access to the Knox Box System will be updated.

4. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Holley, authorizing the purchase of one (1) M18 Fuel Combo Kit Drill/Drive from Westhampton True Value, at a cost of $429.00. Approved 5-0.

5., 7. and 9. A motion was made by Commissioner Holley, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of one (1) Can Harness, one (1) Fire Vulcan LED Light, one (1) 20” Mini Pro Bar and four (4) Magnetic Mic Conversion Kits from Firematic Supply, at a total cost of $420.29. Approved 5-0.

6. Approved.

8. Tabled.

10. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, granting permission for the Blood Drive to be held in the Steel Building, Monday, March 22, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Approved 5-0.

11. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase of the necessary EMS CPR items, at an approximate cost of $1,400.00. Approved 5-0.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Tabled. The Treasurer is following up on this project with the grant writer.

2. Right now, this is not economically feasible.

3. The District will alert neighboring Districts when we have no Paid First Responder coverage.

4. and 5. To be discussed at an upcoming Workshop.

6. Commissioner Gregory advised the Board and the Chief that a surge protector is being installed at Station 2. The problem is that, when the generator goes on, it effects the reader.

The Chief advised the Board that he has spoken to members who have been delinquent in alarm responses.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Chief that first line units should not be taken out of the District for parades and other events.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the Minutes of the February 4, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 5-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mrs. Pearsall advised the Board that the Jones & Little 2020 audit went well.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 32 checks totaling $92,826.97 and to authorize the transfer of $90,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 5-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

A letter was received from the Department regarding the probationary membership of Kevin Jennerich, Jennifer Mitchel and Mynor Martinez.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Holley will follow up on the computers.

Commissioner Mattera will have the “Hero” sign, which is now posted on the outside of the building, used to replace the one on the north side of Montauk Highway and Jones Road that was damaged by the snowplow. Martin’s will do the installation.

Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that the siren is still not working properly and that e-mails have been forwarded to ELI. He also advised the Board that he is holding ELI’s final check. Mr. Kantor will contact ELI and advise them that, if they do not complete the work satisfactorily, another contractor will be called in to solve the problem and the funds that are being held back will be used to pay the new contractor.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the property on Old Country Road/Lewis Road has been sold and that the real estate agent has two five-acre parcels on Old Country Road, closer to the Montauk Highway intersection, available for sale. The Board and the Chief agreed that this location would not be suitable. Commissioner Jackson also advised the Board that he had spoken with Jonathan Erwin regarding using the “old Turtle Bay” property for the helicopter landing site.

Commissioner Jackson presented a new proposal from Araiys Design for the monument project. After being reviewed by the Board, a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Holley, accepting the updated proposal from Araiys Design for the monument project, at a cost of $5,000.00. Approved 5-0.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board and the Chief that the Inspection Dinner has been cancelled and will request that the Suffolk Theater (venue) refund the $7,000.00 deposit rather than holding it on account.

NEW BUSINESS

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting the probationary membership in the Department of Kevin Jennerich, Jennifer Mitchell and Mynor Martinez. Approved 5-0.

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m.

At 8:50 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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February 2021 Monthly Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

FEBRUARY 4, 2021

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, Michael Mattera, James Schaefer and Stephen Gregory, Chief Ted Jankowski, Second Assistant Chief Keith Phillips, Secretary Lorraine Gregory and Treasurer Colleen Pearsall.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Approved.

EMS REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

1. Noted.

2. Noted.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                                        

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $2,066.44 (BoundTree Medical - $41.49, Stryker - $1,900.00, True Value of Westhampton - $124.95). Approved 4-0.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Work Order Report dated 1/1/21 to 2/4/21 was submitted to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

See attached report.

REQUESTS

1. For the time being, Commissioner Jackson ordered one I-Pad.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of thirty (30) custom engraved 1-1/2” x 3” Heavy Duty Plastic ID Tags from On Scene Tags, at a total cost of $195.00. Approved 4-0.

3. Denied.

4. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase of fifty (50) Gaiter #4 Navy Blue Fleece Face Masks with Department Logo from ccTaylor Inc., at a total cost of $461.16. Approved 4-0.

5. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of a Spanner Wrench w/Holder, Brackets for fittings and Strapping for 7-6-1 and 7-6-8 from Firematic Supply, at a total cost of $354.85. Approved 4-0.

6. Treasurer has paid the bill.

7. Approved.

8. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase of thirty-one (31) ID Sleeves for the Scott Paks from F.D. Company Identifiers, at an approximate cost of $1,100.00. Approved 4-0.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. The Treasurer has been in contact with the grant writer and will follow through with her on the project.

2. Tabled.

3. According to Mr. Glass, Mr. Schaffauer, a volunteer firefighter in another Department, can be utilized as an ambulance driver while on duty as an employee for the District. He would be covered by VFBL. Mr. Schaffauer is willing to drive the ambulance. The Board is agreeable. Commissioner Jackson feels that, if Mr. Schaffauer drives when it is an emergency, there is no issue but, he would not want Department members relying solely on Mr. Schaffauer.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the Minutes of the January 7, 2021 Organizational Meeting and the January 7, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mrs. Pearsall advised the Board that BNB is now Dime Bank and that she will be contacting the bank regarding interest and service charges.

Mrs. Pearsall also advised the Board that Jones & Little will begin the audit on February 16, 2021.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 30 checks totaling $114,031.09 and to authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 4-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

A letter was received from the Department regarding the probationary membership of Edward Crooke and Christopher Smith in the Department and the resignation of Dennis Chuppe from the Department and the Renewal Contracts from Waterway for the pump and hose testings.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Mattera advised the Board that the “Hero” sign has been re-installed on the east side of Montauk Highway/Sunset Avenue.

Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that the physical appointments are all done.

After a brief discussion regarding the present Procurement Policy No. DA-012, the Board decided to revise the policy as follows:

2021-17. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to revise the Procurement Policy No. DA-012 as follows:

Page 2, Section C should now read as follows:

Estimated Amount of Purchase Contract

$100 - $999                 Verbal – Board Decision

$1,000 - $4,999           Two Written Quotes

$5,000 - $19,999         Three Written/Fax Quotes or Written Requests for Proposals

$20,000                       Public Bid

Estimated Amount of Public Works Contract

$1 - $4,999                  One Written Quote

$5,000 - $19,999         Two Written Quotes

$20,000 - $34,999       Three Written/Fax Quotes or Written Requests for Proposals

$35,000                       Public Bid

E. The title of “Firehouse House Attendant” shall be changed to “Fire District Facilities Supervisor”.

The attachment listing “Verbal Quotes”, “Exemptions” and “Documentation” shall be deleted.

Commissioner Mattera raised the motion to approve, Commissioner Gregory seconded the motion, and upon roll call the vote of the Board was as follows:

Commissioner Allyn Jackson                        Aye

Commissioner James Schaffer                      Aye

Commissioner Stephen Gregory                   Aye

Commissioner Michael Mattera                   Aye

Commissioner Robert Holley                       Absent

The resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted.  

Dated: February 4, 2021

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he had spoken with the Real Estate Agent regarding the Lewis Road/Old County Road property and advised him that the District is definitely interested in purchasing the property. Commissioner Jackson also advised the Board that there is the possibility of the Community Preservation Committee being interested in partnering with the District. The Committee would require a letter from the District stating its intention and purpose for purchasing the property. Commissioner Jackson will continue to follow up.

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing Mr. Glass to prepare a tentative agreement for the purchase of the property. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Gregory will contact Sand Pebble regarding the project.

Chief Jankowski stated that the Department would be very much interested in the project. It has many positive benefits.

NEW BUSINESS

Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that he has hired a new EMT.

A motion as made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of six (6) Key Mailboxes (to be mounted in the Truck Room) from Amazon, at a cost of $33.00 each. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Jackson would like to have the Department Seal made up and mounted above the mailboxes.

Commissioner Schaefer asked the Chief to follow up with Thomas Peyton regarding his military status.

Commissioner Jackson reminded the Board and the Chiefs that the Board will be holding a building and apparatus inspection on March 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting the probationary membership in the Department of Edward Crooke and Christopher Smith and the resignation of Dennis Chuppe from the active rolls and to remain a Life Member of the Department as an Ex-Chief.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting the proposal from Waterway for the annual hose testing in the amount of $3,073.80, apparatus flow testing, including nozzles and appliances, in the amount of $1,610.00 and NFPA reports in the amount of $900.00. Approved 4-0.

The Board decided not to attend the upcoming AFDSNY meeting.

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m.

At 8:50 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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January 2021 Monthly Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

JANUARY 7, 2021

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, Michael Mattera, James Schaefer and Stephen Gregory, Chief Ted Jankowski, First Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Second Assistant Chief Keith Phillips, Fire District Facilities Supervisor David Schaffauer (left 7:55 p.m.), First Responder Amit Patel (left 7:55 p.m.), Secretary Lorraine Gregory and Treasurer Colleen Pearsall.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

Purchase of APX and HT1250 batteries tabled pending exact amount and price.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that replacing the antenna, wire and connections will cost approximately $15,000.00.

After a brief discussion regarding the antenna’s signal strength, the Board decided to table the provisional installation of a pre-amplifier by Dennis Kentor.

Mr. Schaffauer advised the Board that Fluid Imagery is doing an upgrade of the computer system.

Mr. Schaffauer also advised the Board that 7-6-11 will be out-of-service for at least two weeks in mid-January so that a computer module can be replaced and the step repaired.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase and installation of a new water heater in the Main Firehouse from Arenz Heating and Air Conditioning, at a cost of $1,682.00. Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of two (2) Cellular Modems for both ambulances, from Long Island Communications & Electronic Services, Inc., at a total cost of $3,554.00, not including a monthly fee of $40.00 to the cell phone service provider. Approved 4-0. (Note: Mr. Schaffauer will do the installation.)

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

No items for discussion.

EMS REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

1. Noted.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                                       

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $1,503.73 (Hammer Medical - $926.05, BoundTree - $172.23, Zoll Medical - $405.05). Approved 4-0.

Mr. Patel advised the Board that the COVID-19 supplies now “on hand” are adequate.

On behalf of Commissioner Holley, Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that, out of 55 active members, 29 have completed the COVID-19 form, 16 have not responded, 21 have received their first injection or, are on the schedule to be vaccinated, 8 have declined, 4 paid employees have been vaccinated and the Ladies Auxiliary are up to date.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Work Order Report dated 12/1/20 to 12/31/20 was submitted to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

See attached report.

REQUESTS

1. The Board agreed to install, on a trial basis, tablets in the Chief ‘s car and 7-6-80.

2. Mr. Schaffauer is in charge of this project.

3. Commissioner Jackson spoke with NDI regarding adding the COVID-19 antibody test to the yearly physical agenda. The test will cost $100.00 per member and NDI suggested that members protect themselves by getting the vaccine.

4. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the Department’s use of the “When To Work” Computer Program for setting up the squad duty schedule, at a cost of $350.00 for 30-60 members. Approved 4-0. (Note: The program administrator will not be a Chief.)

5. Commissioner Gregory handled.

6. Department members will be notified.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Commissioner Jackson had previously discussed the radio grant with Commission Holley and they both agreed that the system we now have with Hampton Bays dispatching is working very well. If the County continues to be the only function that sends automatic alarms to us, we don’t need a lot of radios to communicate with them. Tabled at this time. The Chief suggested that the Board consider radios for the Chiefs’ cars only.

2. Mr. Schaffauer will be asked to handle.

Commissioner Schaefer advised the Chiefs that physicals will be held on February 13 and March 8, 2021. The sign up sheet has 5 different time slots with 10 members in each slot. There is a total of 90 time slots available for 55 Department members.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the Minutes of the December 30, 2020 Year End - Special Meeting. Approved 4-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mrs. Pearsall presented the proposal from Jones, Little & Co. for the 2020 audit, for an amount not to exceed $8,100.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting the proposal from Jones, Little & Co. for the 2020 audit, for an amount not to exceed $8,100.00. Approved 4-0.

Mrs. Pearsall advised the Board that a check was received from the Town of Southampton, in the amount of $408,049.43, for the 2021 budget.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 20 checks totaling $25,588.49 and to authorize the transfer of $60,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 4-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

None.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he spoke with Mr. Glass and Alex Gregor regarding the removal of the “Hero” sign at Sunset Avenue/ Montauk Highway. The Board decided not to pursue this further and to re-install the sign closer to the Quogue borderline.

Commissioner Jackson advised Araiys Design that the Board would like to downscale the memorial design.

After a brief discussion, the Board decided to terminate the Monthly Maintenance Contract with Integrated Wireless Technologies, LLC. The Secretary will forward a letter of termination. The Board then agreed to accept the proposal from Long Island Telecommunications & Electronic Services, Inc.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the Communications Preventative Maintenance Agreement from Long Island Telecommunications & Electronic Services, Inc., effective January 2021 through December 31, 2021, in the amount of $3,600.00, not including Non-Maintenance Work and After Hours Emergencies and additional billing. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Chiefs that the Board is considering the purchase of 12 acres of land on Lewis Road/Old Country Road for the future possibility of building a new firehouse and helicopter pad. The Board would like to inform the Department members and community organizations, in writing, of the plans and, eventually, hold a public hearing.

After a brief discussion regarding sick time for the full time and part time staff (excluding the Secretary and Treasurer) a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-15. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve the following regarding sick time for part time First Responders Working Set Shifts and Custodial Staff:

Part Time First Responders Working Set Shifts

Sick time will consist of up to four (4) eight (8) hour shifts per year.

If going sick, staff is required to call in and notify Supervisor prior to shift.

Unused sick time will be paid at the end of the year at a rate of one half (1/2) the hours remaining.

Sick time will not carryover.

Proof of illness not required.

Abuse of the policy will cause the policy to be rescinded.

The Board will evaluate the policy each year as to whether it should be continued or terminated.

Park Time Custodial Staff

Sick time will consist of up to four (4) five (5) hour shifts per year.

If going sick, staff is required to call in and notify Supervisor prior to shift.

Unused sick time will be paid at the end of the year at a rate of one half (1/2) the hours remaining.

Sick time will not carryover.

Proof of illness not required.

Abuse of the policy will cause the policy to be rescinded.

The Board will evaluate the policy each year as to whether it should be continued or terminated.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting adoption of Resolution 2021-15. Approved 4-0.

After a brief discussion regarding LOSAP points during the COVID-19 shut down, a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-16. WHEREAS, the Fire District is the sponsor of a Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) on behalf of the East Quogue Fire Department (Fire Department) in accordance with Article 11-A of the New York State General Municipal Law (GML); and

WHEREAS, during the COVID-19 pandemic and in response to the Governor’s Executive Order 202 of 2020, the Fire Department modified its emergency response protocols and cancelled many events during the period March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020 (Period); and

WHEREAS, as a result of these modifications and cancellations, active volunteer firefighters will have fewer opportunities to earn points during calendar year 2020, making it more difficult to earn the required 50 points to earn the LOSAP benefit for calendar year 2020; and

WHEREAS, the GML has been amended to add § 217(p), which allows the Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) to award up to five (5) points per month during the Period, with a pro-rated amount awarded for a partial month, by resolution of the Board; and

WHEREAS, the § 217(p) requires the Board to adopt said resolution by April 30, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the Fire Department has provided the Board with documentation regarding the events that were cancelled and how response protocols were changed during the Period; and

WHEREAS, the Board has considered these factors and how they will impact active volunteer firefighters from earning 50 points in calendar year 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Board has determined it appropriate and necessary to award points for the Period; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

            RESOLVED, that the Board of Fire Commissioners approves the granting of four (4) points for each complete month of the Period, pro-rated for any partial months; and be it further

RESOLVED, that based on the Period and the necessary pro-ration for the partial months, each active volunteer firefighter is to be awarded a total of four (4) points in 2020 in addition to any points earned by the active volunteer firefighter during calendar year 2020; and be it further

            RESOLVED, that the Board may modify this resolution by April 30, 2021 in the event that additional information is provided that would lead the Board to determine that additional points for the Period should be awarded.

Commissioner Mattera raised the motion to approve, Commissioner Gregory seconded the motion, and upon roll call the vote of the Board was as follows:

Commissioner Allyn Jackson                        Aye

Commissioner James Schaffer                      Aye

Commissioner Stephen Gregory                   Aye

Commissioner Michael Mattera                   Aye

Commissioner Robert Holley                       Absent

The resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted.  

Dated: January 7, 2021

NEW BUSINESS

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m.

At 8:55 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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Organizational Meeting 2021

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

JANUARY 7, 2021

 

The Organizational Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Commissioner Allyn Jackson, at 7:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, Stephen Gregory, James Schaefer and Michael Mattera, Chief Ted Jankowski, First Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski and Second Assistant Chief Keith Phillips, Firehouse Attendant David Schaffauer, First Responder Amit Patel, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

Re-elected Commissioner James Schaefer was sworn in by Treasurer Colleen Pearsall.

Nominations for Chairman were called. Commissioner Allyn Jackson was nominated for Chairman by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer. Approved 4-0.

There being no further nominations, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, closing the nominations. Approved 4-0.

Nominations for Vice-Chairman were called. Commissioner James Schaefer was nominated for Vice-Chairman by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory. Approved 4-0.

There being no further nominations, a motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, closing the nominations. Approved 4-0.

Chairman Allyn Jackson took charge of the meeting and called for the appointment of Lorraine Gregory as District Secretary for the term of one (1) year with a monthly retainer of $1,324.67.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-01. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to appoint Lorraine Gregory as District Secretary for the term of one (1) year with a monthly retainer of $1,324.67.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting adoption of Resolution 2021-01. Approved 3-0. Recused 1 - Commissioner Gregory.

Chairman Allyn Jackson called for the appointment of Colleen Pearsall as District Treasurer for the term of one (1) year with a monthly retainer of $1,324.67.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-02. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to appoint Colleen Pearsall as District Treasurer for the term of one (1) year with a monthly retainer of $1,324.67.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting adoption of Resolution 2021-02. Approved 4-0.

Secretary Lorraine Gregory and Treasurer Colleen Pearsall were sworn in by Chairman Allyn Jackson.

Chief Ted Jankowski, First Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski and Second Assistant Chief Keith Phillips were sworn in by Chairman Allyn Jackson.

Chairman Jackson placed in the Minutes of the Organizational Meeting the notification of the meeting sent to the media.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, appointing William F. Glass, Jr., Esq., as the Attorney for the District. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-03. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to appoint William F. Glass, Jr., Esq. as the Attorney for the District with an annual retainer of $6,300.00 for services outlined in Schedule A including attendance at one (1) monthly meeting – Legal Services Section I and II, an hourly rate of $300.00 (billed in ¼ hour increments) for services outlined in Schedule A – Legal Services Section III and reimbursement of no more than $250.00 which is 1/25 of his actual and necessary expenses in connection with his attendance at the two annual meetings of the AFDSNY and the annual meeting of the NFPA.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting the “Southampton Press - Western Edition” as the official District newspaper. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-04. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to accept the “Southampton Press - Western Edition” as the official District newspaper.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting BNB (Bridgehampton National Bank) as the depository for the District and that Colleen Pearsall, as Treasurer, be designated as the sole official to sign checks for the District. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-05. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to accept BNB (Bridgehampton National Bank) as the depository for the District and that Colleen Pearsall, as Treasurer, be designated as the sole official to sign checks for the District.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, authorizing that checks written for payments in the amount of $5,000.00 or more be signed by both the Treasurer, Colleen Pearsall, and in her absence, by the Secretary, Lorraine Gregory and the Chairman of the Board, Allyn Jackson, and in the Chairman’s absence, by Vice-Chairman James Schaefer. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-06. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to authorize that checks written for payments in the amount of $5,000.00 or more be signed by both the Treasurer, Colleen Pearsall, and in her absence, by the Secretary, Lorraine Gregory and the Chairman of the Board, Allyn Jackson, and in the Chairman’s absence, by Vice-Chairman James Schaefer.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, designating that the 2021 Monthly Meetings of the Fire District be held at the East Quogue Firehouse on the first Thursday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. The Budget Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. Immediately following the Budget Hearing, there will be a Special Meeting to adopt the 2022 Budget. The Year-End Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Workshops will be held, as needed, on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, approving the renewal of the Surety Bond covering the Treasurer in the amount of $975,000.00. Approved 4-0

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, to participate in the membership of the following organizations:

Association of Fire Districts State of New York

FDIC

International Chiefs Association

New York State Chiefs Association

Southampton Town Fire District Association

Suffolk County Fire Districts Association                                                      Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, approving Department membership in the following organizations:

Fire Chiefs Council of Suffolk County

New York State Chiefs Association

Southampton Town Chiefs Council

Southampton Town EMS

Suffolk County Fire Chiefs Association

South Fork Fire Police Association

Volunteer Police Association State of New York                                          Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, that the following committees be in effect:

HOUSE

All Commissioners as listed.

Website - Robert Holley, Michael Mattera

Key System - Robert Holley, James Schaefer

Dinner Dance - Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer

ID Cards - Robert Holley, James Schaefer

Room Requests - Allyn Jackson, Stephen Gregory

Juniors - Allyn Jackson, Michael Mattera

PURCHASING

Firematic Equipment and Supplies - James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory

Medical Equipment and Supplies - James Schaefer, Robert Holley

Electronic Equipment and Supplies - Stephen Gregory, Robert Holley

Uniforms - Stephen Gregory, Michael Mattera

Misc. Supplies - Allyn Jackson, Stephen Gregory

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

Apparatus and Automotive - Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer

Firematic Equipment and Tools - Stephen Gregory, James Schaefer

EMS Equipment - James Schaefer, Robert Holley

Buildings - Allyn Jackson, Stephen Gregory

Grounds - James Schaefer, Michael Mattera

AUDITING

Allyn Jackson, Chairman

Colleen Pearsall, Treasurer

Michael Mattera, Commissioner

SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM

James Schaefer

Allyn Jackson

Michael Mattera

EMPLOYEE AND DEPARTMENT MEMBERSHIP WELFARE - Department Physicals, Physical Fitness Program, Workmen’s Compensation, VFBL

James Schaefer

Allyn Jackson

Michael Mattera

NEW APPARATUS PURCHASING

All Commissioners

Two Commissioners on the Truck Committee

FIREHOUSE ATTENDANT - Supervisory and Evaluation Review

Stephen Gregory

Michael Mattera

OFFICE PERSONNEL - Supervisory and Evaluation Review

Allyn Jackson

James Schaefer

FIRST RESPONDER PROGRAM - Supervisory and Evaluation Review

James Schaefer

Robert Holley

Amit Patel

INSURANCE POLICY AND ACCIDENT CLAIMS

Allyn Jackson

Michael Mattera

Robert Holley

MAJOR CONSTRUCTION

Allyn Jackson

Stephen Gregory

JUNIORS LIASON WITH THE CHIEF

Allyn Jackson

Michael Mattera                                                                                             Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to retain David Schaffauer with a new title, Fire District Facilities Supervisor, at an hourly rate of $30.00. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-07. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to retain David Schaffauer as Fire District Facilities Supervisor, at an hourly rate of $30.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to retain John C. Ryckman as Part Time Custodian, at an hourly rate of $20.00. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-08. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to retain Jack Ryckman as Part Time Custodian, at an hourly rate of $20.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to retain Amit Patel with a new title, Full Time Medical Coordinator, at an hourly rate of $33.00 which includes disability insurance. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-09. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to retain Amit Patel as Full Time Medical Coordinator, at an hourly rate of $33.00 which includes disability insurance.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, to retain all On Call First Responders, at an hourly rate of $25.00, with the exception of Danielle Mohr and Andrew Schultze (longevity of service), at an hourly rate of $26.66 and Hector Feliciano, James Moltzen, Jaime Defeo and Peter Sulzinski, at an hourly rate of $26.00. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-10. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to retain all On Call First Responders, at an hourly rate of $25.00, with the exception of Danielle Mohr and Andrew Schultze (longevity of service), at an hourly rate of $26.66 and Hector Feliciano, James Moltzen, Jaime Defeo and Peter Sulzinski, at an hourly rate of $26.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to retain part time labor for the performance of miscellaneous incidental work, at an hourly rate of $25.00. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-11. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to retain part time labor for the performance of miscellaneous incidental work, at an hourly rate of $25.00.

At this point, the Board authorized the Treasurer to file a copy of the Annual Report to the Department of Audit and Control within sixty (60) days after the end of the fiscal year (March 1, 2021) and to submit same to the Board.

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to reaffirm the East Quogue Fire District Policy and Procedures Manual, as revised January 2, 2020, containing the following:

 

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

            DA-001           Alcohol Policy (Use and Distribution of)

            DA-002           Public Access to Records (FOIL)      

            DA-003           Military Leave Policy

            DA-004           Driver Training and Response Policy (formerly DO-012)

            DA-005           Cell Phone Policy (Issuance and Use of)

            DA-006           Code of Ethics

            DA-007           Credit Card Policy

            DA-008           Conduct of Elections Policy

            DA-009           Social Media Policy

            DA-010           Classification of Firefighters Policy

            DA-011           Medical Leave Policy

            DA-012           Procurement Policy

            DA-013           Progressive Discipline Policy

            DA-014           Public Comment at Meetings Policy

            DA-015           Travel Expense Policy

            DA-016           Workplace Harassment Policy

            DA-017           Investment Policy

            DA-018           Fixed Assets Policy

            DA-019           Inspection Dinner Policy

            DA-020           Use of Chiefs’ Vehicles Policy

            DA-021           Meals and Refreshments Policy

DA-022           Uniform Guidelines For Determining The Responsibility of            Bidders

            DA-023           Defense and Indemnification of Fire District Officers Policy

            DA-024           Records Retention Policy

            DA-025           Substance Abuse Policy

            DA-026           Seat Belt Use Policy

            DA-027           Fund Balance Policy

            DA-028           Privacy Breach Notification Policy

DA-030           Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Form For Reporting Sexual Harassment

DA-031           Use of Facility Policy

DISTRICT ORGANIZATION

            DO-001           Organizational Statement

            DO-002           Health and Safety Plan Policy

            DO-003           Risk Management Plan Policy

            DO-004           Accident/Injury Investigation Policy

            DO-005           Infectious Disease Control Policy

            DO-006           Workplace Violence Policy

            DO-007           Incident Rehabilitation Policy

            DO-008           Emergency Escape/Self Rescue Policy

            DO-009           Firefighter Qualification Policy

            DO-010           Child Abuse Report Policy

            DO-011           Respiratory Protection Policy

                                                                                                            Approved 4-0.

Note: The Board decided that, at an upcoming Workshop, to review and possibly revise the Procurement Policy, DA-012.

2021-12. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to reaffirm the East Quogue Fire District Policy and Procedures Manual, as revised January 2, 2020, containing the following:

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

            DA-001           Alcohol Policy (Use and Distribution of)

            DA-002           Public Access to Records (FOIL)      

            DA-003           Military Leave Policy

            DA-004           Driver Training and Response Policy (formerly DO-012)

            DA-005           Cell Phone Policy (Issuance and Use of)

            DA-006           Code of Ethics

            DA-007           Credit Card Policy

            DA-008           Conduct of Elections Policy

            DA-009           Social Media Policy

            DA-010           Classification of Firefighters Policy

            DA-011           Medical Leave Policy

            DA-012           Procurement Policy

            DA-013           Progressive Discipline Policy

            DA-014           Public Comment at Meetings Policy

            DA-015           Travel Expense Policy

            DA-016           Workplace Harassment Policy

            DA-017           Investment Policy

            DA-018           Fixed Assets Policy

            DA-019           Inspection Dinner Policy

            DA-020           Use of Chiefs’ Vehicles Policy

            DA-021           Meals and Refreshments Policy

DA-022           Uniform Guidelines For Determining The Responsibility of            Bidders

            DA-023           Defense and Indemnification of Fire District Officers Policy

            DA-024           Records Retention Policy

            DA-025           Substance Abuse Policy

            DA-026           Seat Belt Use Policy

            DA-027           Fund Balance Policy

            DA-028           Privacy Breach Notification Policy

DA-030           Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Form For Reporting Sexual Harassment

            DA-031           Use of Facility Policy

DISTRICT ORGANIZATION

            DO-001           Organizational Statement

            DO-002           Health and Safety Plan Policy

            DO-003           Risk Management Plan Policy

            DO-004           Accident/Injury Investigation Policy

            DO-005           Infectious Disease Control Policy

            DO-006           Workplace Violence Policy

            DO-007           Incident Rehabilitation Policy

            DO-008           Emergency Escape/Self Rescue Policy

            DO-009           Firefighter Qualification Policy

            DO-010           Child Abuse Report Policy

            DO-011           Respiratory Protection Policy

           

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, reestablishing the following Capital Reserve Funds:

Building & Grounds Reserve Fund (Generic)

Apparatus & Equipment Reserve Fund (Generic)

                        Communications Reserve Fund (Generic)

                                                                                                            Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-13. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to reestablish the following Capital Reserve Funds:

                        Building & Grounds Reserve Fund (Generic)

Apparatus & Equipment Reserve Fund (Generic)

                        Communications Reserve Fund (Generic)

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, reaffirming the Financial Reporting Requirements of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 54. Approved 4-0.

A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2021-14. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to reaffirm the Financial Reporting Requirements of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 54 now in effect.

At 7:27 p.m., there being no further business for the Organizational Meeting, a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.

Submitted by:

Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

 

 

The 2021 Monthly Meetings of the East Quogue Fire District be held at the East Quogue Firehouse on the first Thursday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. The Budget Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. Immediately following the Budget Hearing, there will be a Special Meeting to adopt the 2022 Budget. The Year-End Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Workshops will be held, as needed, on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All meetings of the East Quogue Fire District are open to the public. This notification is being given to the news media pursuant to the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York. By order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District.

 

Dated: January 13, 2021

Lorraine Gregory

Secretary

Board of Fire Commissioners

East Quogue Fire District

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Public notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The 2021 Monthly Meetings of the East Quogue Fire District be held at the East Quogue Firehouse on the first Thursday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. The Budget Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. Immediately following the Budget Hearing, there will be a Special Meeting to adopt the 2022 Budget. The Year-End Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Workshops will be held, as needed, on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All meetings of the East Quogue Fire District are open to the public. This notification is being given to the news media pursuant to the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York. By order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District.

 

 

Dated: January 13, 2021

Lorraine Gregory

Secretary

Board of Fire Commissioners

East Quogue Fire District

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Year End Meeting 2020

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

SPECIAL MEETING

DECEMBER 30, 2020

 

 

The Special Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson, at 10:00 a.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, Michael Mattera, James Schaefer, Robert Holley and Stephen Gregory, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

FIRE HOUSE ATTENDANT REPORT

Mr. Schaffauer was not requested to attend the meeting.

EMS REPORT

Mr. Patel was not requested to attend the meeting.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

No report submitted.

CHIEF'S REPORT

The Chiefs were not requested to attend the meeting.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Holley, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to accept the Minutes of the December 3, 2020 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 5-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mrs. Pearsall stated that certain transfers would have to be made. Resolutions were drawn up and state as follows:

2020-25. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to authorize the transfer of $449,235.07 which is a portion of the balance remaining in all codes in the 2020 Budget to the General Fund Code for transfer to Reserve Funds. The remaining balance will be transferred to the Checking Account to be used to pay outstanding invoices.

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December 2020 Monthly Meeting

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

DECEMBER 3, 2020

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, Michael Mattera, Robert Holley, James Schaefer and Stephen Gregory, Chief Scott Flynn, First Assistant Chief Ted Jankowski, Second Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Firehouse Attendant David Schaffauer, Secretary Lorraine Gregory and Treasurer Colleen Pearsall.

 

FIREHOUSE ATTENDANT REPORT

See attached report.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the main antenna is not sending out a proper signal. The antenna wiring is not covered in the maintenance contract and it could cost as much as $15,000.00 to fix the problem.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

No items for discussion.

EMS REPORT

Mr. Patel unable to attend the meeting.

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

1. Noted.

2. Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he had spoken with Mr. Glass regarding the State mandate that small businesses reimburse employees who miss work due to Covid-19. Mr. Glass advised that such reimbursement does not pertain to emergency services. To be discussed further at a Workshop.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                                        

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $2,098.07 (Hammer Medical - $818.48, True Value Hardware - $175.00, BoundTree - $1,104.59). Approved 5-0.

2. Included in the above purchase from True Value Hardware - Tyvek Suits - $175.00 for 25.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Work Order Report dated 11/5/20 to 12/3/20 was submitted to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

Chief Scott Flynn thanked the Board members for their help and guidance over the years during his time as Chief and asked First Assistant Chief Ted Jankowski to handle the Chief’s Report.

See attached report.

REQUESTS

1. Tabled.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Holley, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase, from Firematic/Massachusetts State Bid, of one (1) Multi Gas Calibration Machine, at a cost of $6,719.06. Approved 5-0. (Note: The Board requested that the calibration be done every three months, until further notice.)

3. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase, from Firematic, of five (5) Sets of Bail Out Systems, at a total cost of $2,620.00. Approved 5-0.

4. A motion was made by Commissioner Holley, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase, from Firematic of one (1) Hose Fitting for 7-6-1, at a total cost of $625.75. Approved 5-0.

5. First Assistant Chief Jankowski will work with Mr. Schaffauer on this project.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Commissioner Holley has a proposal that will be discussed under Old Business.

2. Progress.

3. Commissioner Holley advised that the update will begin next week.

Commissioner Jackson presented a Draft regarding the Winter Pandemic Procedures and asked for input from the Board and the Chiefs. Comments, if any, will be added. Commissioner Jackson advised the Chiefs that there is an “open prescription” from Dr. Minnerop for members to receive a Covid-19 test at Southampton Hospital.

Chief Flynn advised the Board that the “Hero” sign posted on the south side of Montauk Highway and Sunset Avenue had been removed, including the posts. He approached the homeowner who stated that the sign was on his property and in the way of a new fence installation. The sign was in the homeowner’s possession, but there was no sign of the posts that had been set in concrete. Chief Flynn was told that the posts had snapped. Chief Flynn told the homeowner that he would come back for the sign when he had the pickup truck and would notify the Board of Fire Commissioners as to what had happened with the sign.

At this point, the Chiefs were excused from the meeting.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Holley, accepting the Minutes of the November 5, 2020 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 5-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mrs. Pearsall advised the Board that she will be paying the 2021 NYS Retirement System bill ($25,722.00) in advance in order to take advantage of the discount.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Holley, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 39 checks totaling $71,958.07 and to authorize the transfer of $100,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 5-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

A letter was received from Mendenhall Fuel, Inc. bidding the 2021 fuel oil and service contract.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Holley advised the Board that he had received a proposal from a grant writer, Jennifer Mesiana Higman. She expects her time to be nine to twelve hours with an hourly rate of $160.00 per hour. The total cost should be no more than $1,900.00 and the deadline is February 2021.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that 5’ will be cut from the siren pole and that, if the pole wobbles, it will be braced to the firehouse.

Commissioner Jackson presented a proposal from Araiys Design, landscape architects for the design of the memorial. To be discussed further at the upcoming Workshop.

Commissioner Jackson also presented a proposal from Long Island Telecommunications & Electronic Services, Inc. for the communications preventative maintenance. To be discussed further at the upcoming Workshop.

NEW BUSINESS

A motion was made by Commissioner Holley, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the Mendenhall Fuel, Inc. 2021 fuel cost charge which will be based on the Northville Holding Corp. Tank Car Consumer price at the Holtsville Terminal on the date of delivery, plus an overage of 14.4 cents a gallon (.144) which includes the NYS Oil Spill Fee, LUST fee and the Nora Assessment Fee and the service contract in the amount of $600.00. Approved 5-0. (Note: The Secretary will remind Mendenhall Fuel, Inc. that the District is no longer required to bid the fuel due to the fact that the annual cost does not exceed $10,000.00.)

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 7:00 p.m..

At 9:07 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Holley, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.

Submitted by

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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