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October Meeting Minutes 2022

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
OCTOBER 6, 2022
 
 
 
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire
District was called to order by Vice Chairman James Schaefer at 7:30 p.m. Present were
Commissioners James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Michael Mattera, Fire District Facilities
Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Medical Coordinator Brian Danowski, First Assistant Chief Paul
Sulzinski, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
T.M. Kenney Garage Door installed the sensors. They have been notified that there are
intermittent problems and have made no attempt to remedy the situation. Payment will be
withheld until issues are resolved.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Noted.
2. Noted.
3. Noted.
MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT
See attached report.
STAFF REPORT
Some shifts are still available. Would like to hire additional personnel.
See attached e-mail from Richard E. Robinson, Deputy Chief MARO EMS stating that the BLS
First Responder can utilize the medic car, if needed. However, there should be no access to any of
the ALS equipment, including the monitor.
After a brief discussion regarding the 81 car, Mr. Danowski advised that, if the vehicle is no longer
in use and decommissioned, a letter must be sent to the State Health Department notifying them.
Mr. Danowski advised the Board that the EMT’s have a checklist and will be responsible for
checking the ambulances for supplies, etc.
 
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EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
1. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera,
authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $5,077.64 (Bound
Tree Medical - $2,955.72, Teleflex - $1,995.00, McKesson Medical - $126.92). Approved 3-0.
MAINTENANCE REPORT
Maintenance Report dated 9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022 submitted to the Board.
CHIEF'S REPORT
No written report submitted to the Board.
Second Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski asked the following:
1. Boots - Mr. Schaffauer advised that there are several pairs in stock and that if they are not the
sizes needed, he will order.
2. Air Bottles - On order.
3. I-pad for 7-6-12 - Mr. Schaffauer’s has the I-pad.
4. New Ambulance and Chief’s Vehicle - Progress.
5. Strobe Lights and Hand Lights - Tabled. More information requested.
ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance. Commissioner Schaefer stated that there are revisions that need to be
made to the Employee Handbook.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the
Minutes of the September 1, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 3-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 3-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 16 checks totaling $112,212.59 and 18
 
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checks totaling $11,853.39 paid on September 29, 2022 and to authorize the transfer of
$150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 3-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
A Meeting Room request was received from Sean McDermott for a birthday party on November 5,
2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and a letter was received from Hometown Insurance Agency
enclosing an updated Beneficiary Designation Form.
OLD BUSINESS
Commissioner Gregory presented a proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the floor in the
Firemen’s Room bathroom. They are donating the vinyl flooring ($1,300.00) and will only be
charging the labor cost of $400.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting
the labor only proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the installation of the vinyl floor in the
Firemen’s Room bathroom. Approved 3-0. (Note: The Secretary will forward a thank you letter.)
Commissioner Gregory also presented the following proposals from Gerard Volz:
Labor and Materials - Construction of EMT Room Main Firehouse - $5,733.44
Labor and Materials – Construction of Outdoor Shed Main Firehouse - $8,465.55
Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he had sought additional proposals with no
response. Martin’s in East Quogue was one of the vendors.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the
proposals from Gerard Volz for the Construction of the EMT Room in the Main Firehouse, at a
cost of $5,733.44 and the Construction of the Outdoor Shed at the Main Firehouse, at a cost of
$8,465.55. Approved 3-0.
NEW BUSINESS
Commissioner Mattera advised the Board that he will not be running for re-election in December.
2021-25. Whereas, Section 175-a of the Town Law, as amended, provides for a system of
registration of Fire District elections; and
Whereas, a register of eligible Fire District voters must be prepared prior to the Fire
District election: and
Now therefore, be it resolved that three resident election inspectors of the East Quogue Fire
District be appointed to constitute the East Quogue Fire District Board of Elections for the 2022
Annual Fire District Election;
 
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And be it further resolved, that in case any of the members appointed therein are unable to
assume or perform the duties required of them, the Board of Fire Commissioners will appoint three
alternates who are resident electors ;
And be it further resolved, that the Chairman, Election Inspector and Poll Clerk be
compensated in the amount of $70.00 for their services and attendance at the annual election which
shall take place during the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.;
And be it further resolved, that if clerical help is deemed necessary, this Board of Fire
Commissioners will consider the appointment of such clerical persons upon the request of the
Chairman of the Fire District Board of Elections.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the
adoption of Resolution 2021-25. Approved 3-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, granting
permission for Sean McDermott to use the Meeting Room on November 5, 2022. Approved 3-0.
A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
At 8:45 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer,
seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 3-0.
 
Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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