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.
See attached 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.
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.
4. Chief Jankowski requested that preventive maintenance be performed on the Stryker stretchers.
Work Order Report dated 2/1/21 to 3/4/21 was submitted to the Board.
See attached report.
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.
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.
Mr. Glass not in attendance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary