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VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY REGULAR MEETING MINUTES DECEMBER 12, 2016

Meeting was called to order by Treasurer Pat Coultes at 6:00 p.m. at the Firehall. Members present were Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, and Ron Smith. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Christina Boone, Mike Goddard, Dave Cadaret, Allen Brown, Jon Boyd (6:07 p.m.) and Tom Serino. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to accept the minutes of the 11/14/16. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance of 105,246.50 on 12/01/16. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. It was reported that Zaremba’s changed the lst tire on #430. The plow is on but it still needs to have the pipe put on. Dave Cadaret reported that it was $150 more for the module than for the battery disconnect switch on #421 wo he had the module changed. Invoice reflects that a battery disconnect switch was installed. Jon Boyd clarified that the switch was not done. The rig has to be plugged in to start. EMS report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 8 runs last month – 1 in the village , 2 no license in the village, 1 no license in the township and 4 cancellation. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret,. Fire runs consisted of an accident on I-75, power line down, 2 car accident (cancelled), and traffic control for a rollover. Batteries were replaced in #420 to due low cranking amps. It was questions if any grants are available at this time. Bernie Matelski will check with Tom and Jan Kellogg on possible grant writing. Airpack grant writer needs to be contacted. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY REGULAR MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:00 p.m. at the Firehall. Members present were Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, Ron Smith and Ed Posgate. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Jon Boyd and Tom Serino. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to accept the minutes of the 10/10/16 with the correction (change $ to #). Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance of 111,700.79 on 11/01/16. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Jaws of Life pump discussed and was as the valve on #402. Jon Boyd will look into changing the valve inhouse. It is only considered a Class B pumper now. Discussion on why we would need two Class A pumpers as Jon reported as it works fine for what it is used for. Fire Report given by Allen Brown. He also reported that all the tires are not transferred on #420 as they couldn’t break one loose and the plow frame still isn’t transferred. #421 is in the shop, a part has been ordered and will be approximately $400.00. Discussion followed as this was supposed to have a shut off switch installed. It was reported that Zarembas’ had contact Dave Cadaret and he changed the work order from what Jon had told Zarembas. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith that the board appoint that the only contact person for the mechanics is the person taking care of the vehicles and this would be Jon Boyd, Engineer. Motion carried, 5-0. A letter will be sent to Zarembas informing them of this. EMS written report was distributed showing 3 runs last month – 1 in the village, 1 in the township and 1 no license in the village. Allen Brown reported that the Fire Prevention program at the school went well and Trunk or Treat went well. He also reported that there are four classes in December for fire training through the Otsego County Training Committee. It was also reported that fire class can now go through with as low as ten people. Motion by Coultes, with support by Smith, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. As Ed Posgate’s term will be over on 11/20/2016 and a full board will not be realized until January, a motion was made by Posgate, and supported by Miller, to appoint Pat Coultes Interim Chair. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 10, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:01 p.m. at the fire hall. Members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Bernie Matelski and Darrol Miller. Ron Smith was absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Jon Boyd, Mike Goddard, Kassie Cadaret, Allen Brown, Dave Cadaret and Tom Serino. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to accept the minutes of the September 12, 2016 meeting. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 10/1/2016 of $115,932.10. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. #430 is not completed yet. Plow mount and tires need to be finished. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. We had three power line calls and 1 car fire. Wiring is done on #430. The pump on the Jaws of Life needs to be fixed. Estimate to fix is between $1000-$1500, cost for a rebuilt pump was given at between $2,100 to $8,000. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to have the pump we have fixed with authorization given up to $1,500.00. Motion carried, 4-0. Bev Schuster donated Halloween bags. Permission given to purchase candy for Halloween. They would like to keep the old #430 until the new #430 has been used. Jon Boyd reported that #421 is having the same problem again. It’s been to Zarembas three times. A master disconnect switch was suggested. John will get prices (Sharpe and/or Zarembas). He also reported that Drummond Island is in need of any equipment. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate to donate the Draeger packs to Drummond Island. Motion carried, 4-0. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 3 runs and all were missed. Ian Rickard has completed EMT class. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to pay Ian for MFR level upon proof of certification. Motion carried, 4-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 8, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by Chairman D. Posgate at the firehall. Members present were Don Posgate, Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller, Ron Smith and Bernie Matelski. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Mike Goddard, Jon Boyd, Allen Brown, Kassie Cadaret and Dave Cadaret. Motion by Coultes, with support by Matelski, to accept the 7/11/2016 minutes. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 8/1/2016 of $127,476.58. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Only one bid was received for the generators. Mike Goddard submitted a bid of $20.00. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to accept the $20.00 bid for the generators from Mike Goddard. Motion carried, 4-1 (Miller abstained). Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to post thank you to the Corwith voters for the millage renewal. Motion carried, 5-0. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. There were six runs last month. The DNR pickup if finished and will be picked up tomorrow. Repairs cost $4,093.23 (24 volt to 12 volt system, rear main seal). Bits, nuts and bolts from Mid State will be needed yet. Plow needs to be moved to new truck. Miller estimated that it will take another $2,500.00 to get done. D. Cadaret and J. Boyd will be changing the tires over. Coultes reminded everyone that this truck is not to be used for anything but department use. Department will be present at the Back to School Bash on 8/13/2016 at the Baptist Church. Gavin Baberecki has moved to Florida and will be submitting his resignation via email. Cadaret was given permission to use the credit card for the drill bits, nuts and bolts that are needed and Miller asked that he keep an inventory. EMS Report given by D. Cadaret. There were six runs last month – 1 in the township, 2 no license in the village and 3 no license in the township. Ian Rickard is taking the EMS class right now. Miller reported that turnout gear is tested and certified by the manufacturer. It can be cleaned but must use the manufacturer’s specifications. Can be recertified after 10 years. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith, to put a hold on any spending not essential or immediately needed. Motion carried, 5-0. Allen Brown reported that the zero turn mower is leaking hydraulic oil. He will fill the hydraulic fluid and wait until spring to repair. Motion by Coultes, with support by Miller, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:51 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JULY 11, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Chairman D. Posgate at 6:03 p.m. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ron Smith, Bernie Matelski and Don Posgate. Darrol Miller was absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Mike Goddard, Allen Brown, Jon Boyd, Tom Serino and Jeff Martinez of Douglass Safety Systems. Motion by B. Matelski, with support by Pat Coultes, to approve the minutes of the June 13, 2016 meeting. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by P. Coultes showing balance on 7/1/2016 of $139,090.85. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Pat Coultes, requested to reduce his salary as Treasurer to $145.00 per month due to personal reasons. Motion by Posgate, with support by Matelski, to approve Coultes’ request to reduce his salary. Motion carried, 4-0. Letter received from attorney Bryan Graham regarding the a ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals concerning fees imposed on electric utility companies for runs. Motion by Smith, with support by Matelski, to approve having Bryan Graham review our Fire Ordinance. Motion carried, 4-0. Jeff Martinez of Douglass Safety Systems explained that Dave Cadaret had expressed interest in a thermal imaging camera and provided two cameras for inspection – the FLIR single functioning camera with a 3.5 inch screen for $1,300.00 and a 4 inch screem with more pixels and a larger processor for $2,995.00. The airpacks were discussed, Jon Boyd will check on the bottles and compressor at OCFD and if there cascade system would still be compliant. Cost of a new compressor is estimated between $16,000 - $17,000. Jeff explained that most departments are going to 45 minute bottles instead of the 30 minute bottles Allen Brown reported that $4,589 was received from the golf outing hosted by Elkhorn Tavern. He also sold water and gatoraid at the event and realized approximately $140.00 in profit. Fire Report reviewed. There were 4 runs last month. The pickup from the DNR may have issues with the glow plugs as 12 volt plugs were put into a 24 volt system. Jon Boyd reported that Dave Cadaret had known about this. Ron Smith suggested that a written report on a vehicle be obtained prior to getting a vehicle. The pickup is now at Zarembas for the seal and converting the 24 volt system to a 12 volt system. EMS Report reviewed. There were 3 runs last month – 2 no license in village and 1 no license in township. Jon Boyd stated there is a need for EMS licenses on the department. Debbie will go through old rosters and get some names. Department membership discussed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Notice to be posted that bids will be accepted on 5 50 cc generators, 1250 watt, 2 stroke, that do not run. Allen will get a thank you plaque for Elkhorn Tavern. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to adjourn at 7:52 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES June 13, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 6:06 p.m. by President Posgate at 6:06 p.m. at the firehall. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Bernie Matelski and Darrol Miller. Ron Smith was absent. Others present were Dave Cadaret, Debbie Whitman, Mike Goddard, Allen Brown, Jon Boyd and Tom Serino. Letter received from EMS Coordinator Cadaret concerning lack of attendance by Matt Adamek. Letter to be sent requesting he contact the Chief concerning his status with the department. Repairs to weed whacker, pump and mower done by Sparky’s discussed. He has suggested that he will take the old mower in exchange for the repairs. No objections voiced to doing so. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to accept the May 9, 2016 minutes as written. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 6/1/16 of $150,283.34. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. EMS Report given by David Cadaret. There were 9 runs last month – 3 in the village, 2 in the township, 2 no license in the village, 2 no license in the township. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 3 runs last month – smell of smoke, smell of gas and rollover on I-75. All DOT inspections have been. Mike Goddard retested for FF1 last Thursday. Ian Rickard passed. The DNR has another pickup the same as we have. This truck will need a rear main seal. Truck is in nice shape per Jon Boyd. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to exchange the pick up with the DNR, repair the seal, put the plow on and get into service ASAP. Motion carried, 4-0. All personnel have had CPR training. The Red Cross is the new contact for structure fires as the Salvation Army is no longer contacted. Allen Brown and MacNeil James went to LZ training. New 800 pagers will be tested in the near future. Volunteers are needed for driving the antique for the Fourth of July. Antique has a flat. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to set limit of $500.00 for any repairs to the antique this year. Motion carried, 4-0. Cascade system discussed. Cadaret would like to get pricing to replace. He was asked to get prices for the adapter to fill. Jon Boyd will check with Station 2 on their old compressor and why it was taken out of service. Allen Brown reported the golf outing will be held this weekend and asked that some members help by representing the department at the event. Matelski suggested that Elkhorn Tavern be helped out when they request as they organized and hosted the outing. Allen Brown requested that Round Up be purchased for around the building with no objections voiced. Motion by P. Coultes, with support by D. Miller to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MAY 9, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. at the fire hall. Board members present were Ed Posgate, Bernie Matelski, Pat Coultes, Ron Smith and Darrol Miller. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Kassie Cadaret and Jon Boyd. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith, to approve the minutes of the 4/11/2016 meeting. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 5/1/2016 of $145,236.60. Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Allen Brown reported that the tire starting pulling off the rim on old 421. Tire was replaced at Zaremba’s for $160.00. Ten airpacks and 6 spare bottles were picked up from Station 2. Fire Report given by Allen Brown. Runs last month were 1 line down, 1 burn pile, 2 car PDA and 1 cancellation. Mike Goddard and Ian Rickard will be testing for FF1 on 5/14/2016. Ladder testing has been done. Dave Cadaret is currently on vacation. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. Runs last month were 2 in the village, 2 in the township 2 no license in the village, 2 no license in the township and 1 cancellation. Mandatory CPR training will be on 5/18/2016. Jon Boyd reported that Station 6 has switched to 800 radios and we are not able to hear updates or when Station 6 is enroute. Kassie is working with Jackie at 9-1-1 on this communication problem. Allen Brown reported the golf outing will be held on 6/18/2016. This is being organized by Jim and Mandi Ormsbee. Allen asked permission to do an additional training on Thursday so that items can be gone over with the members that are testing for FF1. No objections were voiced. Jon Boyd will contact Draeger to see if they are interested in the old airpacks. Motion by Coultes, with support by Smith, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES APRIL 11, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ed Posgate at 6:03 p.m. at the firehall. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Ron Smith and Bernie Matelski. Others present were Dave Cadaret, Debbie Whitman, Jon Boyd, Allen Brown and Tom Serino. Motion by Matelski, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes of the March 14, 2016 meeting. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s report read by Coultes showing a revised balance for 3/1/2016 of $102,686.65 and balance for 4/1/2016 of $147,972.80. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Posgate read the email from attorney Bryan Graham concerning ballot language for the millage renewal for August. Ballot language was then read with the corrected years of 2016-2019. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate to approve the millage renewal ballot language with the corrected years of 2016-2019. Motion carried, 5-0. The question was raised on what would happen if the DNR requested #430 be returned. Cadaret will contact Dana at the DNR and find out. Miller reminded the board that April is organizational month. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes that the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer remain the same. Motion carried, 5-0. Matelski reported that he had talked with Dave Duffield of OCFD and they are willing to sell their Scott packs for $150.00 each. It was suggested that someone with knowledge look at the packs. We are looking at purchasing 10 packs. Jon Boyd offered to do this. They will also look for turnout gear for Mike Goddard to test in. Jon was instructed that if the tanks need to be certified, to get this done ASAP. Motion by Posgate, with support by Smith, to approve the expenditure for up to 10 packs at $150.00 each. Motion carried, 5-0. OCFD is not able to fill are large tank from their cascade system as they will not do this inside the building. An adapter is needed. Cadaret will check with Hudson Township on filling the tanks. Matelski reported two boards have been busted in the fence. The Township Supervisor will be asked to send a letter to Village Market concerning plowing snow. Turnout gear to be purchased this year. Roster reviewed and who needs gear discussed. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith, to order 3 sets for this year – to be ordered as needed. Motion carried, 4-1 (Miller voted no). EMS report given by Cadaret. There were 12 runs last month, 3 in the village, 3 in the township, 5 no license in the township and 1 cancellation. Fire Report given by Cadaret. Only run was a mutual aid run for Wolverine. He also reported that DOT inspections were due. This was questioned as to who mandates these. Jon will check on pricing for DOT/yearly maintenance before taking the rigs to Zarembas. Ladder testing to be done Wednesday. This was also questioned as this was recently done with Cadaret explaining that the company is trying to get a schedule for testing when they are already in the area. Miller recommended that MIOSHA guidelines be purchased. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to buy MIOSHA guidelines. Motion carried, 5-0. Whitman to check if a new version of On Call is available from MTA. Allen Brown reported he is working with Pat Coultes and Jim and Mandi Ormsbee on the golf outing. He also reported he has pulled the EMS stickers from Old 421 and would like to put fire prevention stickers on it. He stated that there is a noise when it is driven and advised to drive it a bit as it could be a brake drum. Airpack door is fixed on 402. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MARCH 14, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Chairman D. Posgate at 6:00 p.m. at the Firehall. Members present were Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, Don Posgate and Ron Smith. Treasurer Pat Coultes was absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Tom Serino, Allen Brown, Kassie Cadaret and Jon Boyd. Motion by B. Matelski, with support by R. Smith, to approve the February 8, 2016 minutes. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report read by Whitman showing balance on 3/1/2016 of $111,506.37. Motion by Posgate, with support by Matelski, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Posgate reported that he signed for another truck from the DNR. Discussion followed on #430. Miller suggested that the board consider hiring out the plowing of snow. R. Smith expressed his concern with expenditures and the Chief’s expenditure limit was discussed. A purchase order, containing at least two signatures, was discussed with purchase order to include projected cost. Discussion on possibly obtaining some Scott packs from Otsego County Fire Department as they recently replaced their packs. B. Matelski reported that per Mark Matthews, he thought they were asking $250 each but will check with their Chief. It was also requested to see if they would loan turnout gear to us for Mike Goddard’s testing. This will be checked into. Fire Report given by Allen Brown. There were no runs last month. The airbag on #421 has been fixed. Allen reported that a switch broke on #402 but he has gotten a new one. The trim on the garage door for #418 has been replaced by Allen, who was thanked for doing this. Allen requested to use the old #421 for a fundraising vehicle. Miller stated that EMS response stickers would need to be taken off the vehicle. Allen suggested that he would get a magnetic fire prevention vehicle sign. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, that as long as old #421 is in our possession that it can be used for fundraising and fire prevention and that any EMS markings be taken off as directed by the EMS Coordinator. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 8 runs last month – 3 in the township, 2 in the village, 2 no license in the township and 1 cancellation. Discussion on millage renewal and when to put this on the ballot. It was decided to go for the August ballot, and if needed, November is available is a backup. Motion by D. Posgate, with support by D. Miller, for Debbie to contact the attorney for millage wording for 1.25 mills for four years for the August ballot. Motion carried, 4-0. Proposed budget for 2016-17 with revenues of $81,250.00 and expenditures of $81,250.00 reviewed. Discussion on if a caveat should be placed on the bottom that the fund balance amount has been earmarked for turnout gear and air pack replacement. It was decided to leave this out but to be ready to defend it. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to adopt the 2016-17 budget as presented with revenue of $81,250.00 and expenditures of $81,250.00. Roll call vote: yes – Posgate, Smith, Miller, Matelski; nays – no; Absent – Coultes. Quarterly report reviewed. Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to increase the 2015-16 budget by $2,000.00 coming from Fund balance to increase Maintenance by $1400.00 and Training by $600. This increase would raise the total budget from $83,397 to $83,397. Roll call vote: yes – Matelski, Posgate, Miller, Smith; nays – none; Absent – Coultes. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to transfer $957 from Utility to Insurance, $20 from Supplies to Telephone, $500 from Equipment to Antique expense and $301 from Supplies to Training, with no change to total budget amount. Roll call vote: Yes – Matelski, Miller, Smith, Posgate; nays – none; absent – Coultes. Allen Brown reported that Jon Boyd and himself would like to work on the airpack door on #402 so that it is easier to shut when the airpacks are stored in it. No objections were voiced to this. Motion by R. Smith, with support by D. Miller, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 8, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:01 p.m. at the firehall. Members present were Ed Posgate, Ron Smith, Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller, and Bernie Matelski. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Dave Cadaret, Mike Goddard and Tom Serino. Motion by B. Matelski, with support by P. Coultes, to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2016 meeting. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 2/1/2016 of $78,640.42. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Discussion held on when millage levy expires. Whitman will check on this. Dave Cadaret reported that he filled out the form to the DNR requesting another pick-up. He reported that the frame break on #430 was a common break according to his research. Discussion followed on what to do for snow removal now as the welds that were just done have broken. It was asked if the Village could plow. Posgate will check on this. Matelski suggested that Bob Pruitt be asked to look at #430. Miller asked if the Village could clear the hydrant. Posgate will check on this. It was suggested that if the welds are fixed, that #430 be used to plow the firehall only. Quarterly report reviewed and discussed. EMS report given by Dave Cadaret. There were nine runs last month – 1 in the village, 5 in the township, 1 no license in the village, 2 no license in the township. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 4 runs last month, two of which were cancelled. Orion Lick has asked to borrow the EMS book and Fire Books to study. Discussion with consensus being not to allow this as he is not a member. Cadaret asked for turnout gear for Mike Goddard. Cadaret will research the 10 year turnout gear law. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to order turnout gear for Mike Goddard. Roll call vote: Posgate – no, Smith – no, Coultes – no, Miller- no, Matelski – no. Cadaret reported that the County is look at 800 pagers. Three pagers and a radio will be tested. If they don’t go with the 800 pagers, will be getting Minitor 6. Grant writer is working on the airpack grant. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to transfer $4500.00 from Wages Other to Maintenance and Repair, $1000 from Miscellaneous to Maintenance and Repair, $2000 from Wages Training to Maintenance and Repair, $500.00 from Supplies to Maintenance, $300.00 from Audit to Insurance and $200.00 from Supplies to Insurance with no change to total budget amount. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Posgate – yes, Matelski – yes, Smith – yes, Miller – yes. It was requested that Cadaret ask for loaner turnout gear for Mike Goddard for testing. Allen Brown reported that he is working on the golf outing. The possibility of showing movies in a bay for a nominal charge was brought up but it was felt that not many would show up. R. Smith suggested holding an auction of donated items or holding a pancake breakfast. Motion by Posgate, with support by Smith to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:31 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING REGULAR MEETING MINUTES DECEMBER 14, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ed Posgate at 6:01 p.m. at the firehall. Members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, and Ron Smith. Others present were Jon Boyd, Allen Brown and Tom Serino (arrived at 6:04 p.m.) Motion by Coultes, with support by Miller, to accept the minutes of the November 9, 2015 meeting. Motion carried, 4-1 (Posgate abstained). Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 12/01/2015 of $89,161.78. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Valves on #405 discussed. Jon Boyd reported that the tank pump is air activated and that the average operator is not going to get it to work. These repairs were approved last month and Miller questioned if it is needed to have all the valves fixed and suggested that if going to have to fix all of them, that it be taken out of service for the winter and use #402 instead. The differential is leaking now (work done by Complete). Parts are already ordered for the valve work at CSI. It was recommended that the differential work be warrantied first. It was reported that member Tom Aarlidsen has moved to Cheboygan and Orion Lick has to have surgery so both are not taking Firefighter I. Miller noted that they are supposed to take the first firefighter class offered. They can reapply in the future. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate,, to send certified letters to Tom and Orion to turn in their equipment within 30 days. Motion carried, 5-0. Miller stated that we are spending unnecessary money on equipment. The Chair would be on top of this or should appoint someone to oversee. All SCBA bottles were hydrotested by Great Lakes Fire. The six certified firefighter on the rosters vs. the expenses were discussed. Posgate felt it would not hurt to find out what coverage would cost through Gaylord. Allen Brown reported that about five batteries for the hand helds are needed. He was instructed to talk to Dave on this. It was also asked if Jon could have a radio. Allen stated that he would be willing to try the position of Assistant Chief with Jon’s help. Discussion followed. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, to appoint Allen Brown Assistant Chief and Jon Boyd Chief Engineer with Captain rank. Motion carried, 5-0. Jon is to contact Ed on any repairs. Discussion held on use of office for meetings. Ron Smith asked Allen Brown to see that all medical information is locked up in the office. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, that the clerk be given a key to the office for use in time of meetings and when necessary to have access. Motion carried, 5-0. Donated plaque on antique to be moved to the display room at the Township Hall. Old #421 title discussed. Tire bids were discussed. Matelski recommended going with the bid from Zarembas. Replacing the tires was already approved at a previous meeting. Christmas dinner for the department will be held on December 28, 2015. Sign up sheet has been posted. Written EMS and Fire Reports were received. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:13 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Meeting was called to order by B. Matelski at 6:04 p.m. at the firehall. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Bernie Matelski and Ron Smith. Board members absent were Ed Posgate and Darrol Miller. Others present were Allen Brown, Mike Goddard, Debbie Whitman, Kassie Cadaret and Tom Serino. A plaque on the Vanderbilt Fire Engine history (antique) was presented to the Board by Dennis Hall, Willie Marsh and Ray Lick. A thank you was issued to those involved in putting together the plaque which will be displayed with the antique. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 11/01/2015 of $91,887.26. He reported that the Halloween fundraiser raised $25.00. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Coultes, with support by Smith, to approve the 10/12/15 minutes. Motion carried, 3-0. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 12 runs last month – 6 in the township, 1 in the village, 2 no license in the township, 2 no license in the village and 1 cancellation. Fire Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were four runs last month – an illegal burn, 1 mutual aid, and two down power lines. New estimate for valves in #405 was received in the amount of $2,857.50 from CSI. Resignation received from Department member James Dunn and read by B. Matelski. Firefighter 1 class to begin 11/23/2015. Discussion held on fixing the door on #402. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith, to send #405 to CSI to get valves replaced at an estimated cost of $2,857.50. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Matelski, with support by Coultes, to accept James Dunn’s resignation. Motion carried, 3-0. Coultes reported that Ray Lick built and donated the badge, frame and tripod for the antique history plaque. The history on the antique was given by Don Karslake to Dennie Hall. Allen Brown reported that a thank you was sent to Elkhorn Bar for the donation of $100.00 and for holding the Halloween fundraiser. He would like to do another fundraiser in the future. Motion by Coultes, with support by Matelski, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:36 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 12, 2015

The meeting was called to order by D. Miller at 6:02 p.m. at the fire hall. Members present were Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Ron Smith. Ed Posgate was absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Kassie Cadaret, Dave Cadaret, Tom Serino, Allen Brown and Mike Goddard (arrived at 6:16 p.m.) Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith, to accept the 9/14/2015 minutes. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report read by Coultes showing balance on 10/1/15 of $95,703.47. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Quarterly report reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Matelski, to transfer $1000.00 from miscellaneous to Equipment and $1500.00 from supplies to Equipment. The line item of Antique was added to the budget with an amount of $407.00, increasing total budget by $407.00. Motion carried, 4-0. One bid for #418 was received. Bliss Musicfest organization bid $1010.00. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith, to accept the bid from Bliss Musicfest Organization of $1010.00. Motion carried, 4-0. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 3 runs last month. #405 was repaired by Zarembas. He attended the Firemen’s Memorial and was able to purchase spanner wrenches and flashlight. Books were already ordered for the fire class but now class has been cancelled. Cheboygan has a class starting in November. He spoke with CSI. They have to remove the valve to find out what kind of valve it is. Miller questioned if it would be cheaper to just replace this valve with a common valve. Cadaret is to discuss this with CSI. Permission given to purchase up to $50.00 in Halloween candy. MFR class is complete. Cadaret knows that Ian did successfully complete it but is unsure on Orion Lick. #421 repairs from MDOP damage discussed. Two estimates were obtained. The damage does not hinder operation using it as it without the repairs. Discussion followed. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, not to do the body repairs on #421 and using the deductible that would have been paid to do the repairs, towards new tires for #421. Motion carried, 4-0. The recommendation was made that nothing else goes to Wernigs for repairs. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to purchase two tires for the front of #421. Motion carried, 4-0. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 9 runs last month. Four of these runs were made (1 in the village, 3 in the township), no license on 1 in the village and 3 in the township and one cancellation. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Allen Brown reported that Fire Prevention will be held at the school on 10/19/2015. $175.90 was spent on supplies for this. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ed Posgate at 6:02 pm at the fire hall. Members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Ron Smith. Others present were Dave Cadaret, Allen Brown, Mike Goddard, Kassie Cadaret, Tom Serino, Gavin Babieracki, and MacNeil James. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to accept the August 10, 2015 minutes. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 9/1/2015 of $104,619.68. $359.00 was received from the golf outing and will be reflected in next month’s report. Of this, $75 will be paid to the third place drawing winner. Motion by Matelski, with support by Smith, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Dave Cadaret reported that repairs will be needed on #421. When it was at Wernigs for repairs to the driver’s side mirror, heater motor and dash lights, an individual ripped of one of the air horns and used it to damage other vehicles. Estimate for repairs for this is approximately $2600.00. Wernigs has turned this in to their insurance. The board will decide on the repairs when it is determined who is paying for it. Cadaret was asked if the oil change has been done on #421 yet and it has not. He was instructed to take it to someone who knows what they are doing and to specifically write down what is to be done when taking it in for service. Miller stated that he doesn’t feel we should issue turnout get to people who haven’t been approved by the board. Cadaret assured him that it won’t happen again. Discussion on #405. $2500.00 has been spent and it is still not fixed. The vehicle should be going to places that can handle the vehicle (able to put on hoist, pit). Miller recommended that all service work be done by Zarembas unless something needs specialized attention. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to take #405 to Zarembas to get fixed. Motion carried, 5-0. Prospective members Gavin Babieracki and MacNeil James were introduced to the board. Background checks have been completed. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept both as new members. Motion carried, 5-0. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 4 runs last month. Batteries, helmet flash lights and spanner wrenches are needed. There is only 1 bracket for mounting lights on helmets left. #421 needs new tires before winter. Motion by Smith, with support by Miller, to approve up to $1000.00 in expenditures at the Firemen’s Memorial. Motion carried, 5-0. Estimate from CSI to fix the valves on #405 is $2857.50. Cadaret will get clarification on this estimate. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 2 runs last month. Both were in the township and no license was available. The new AED is now in #421. The old one is in #405 under the seat. NARCAN training was done. Coultes reported that Denny and Nola Hall donated $200.00 toward the restoration of the antique. They will be putting out donation cans at the car show. The group is unsure if they want to pursue the LLC. An antique donation line item will be added to the budget and it is okay to deposit the donation. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:57 pm. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 10, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, and Ron Smith. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Kassie Cadaret, Dave Cadaret, John Boyd, Tom Serino, Shane Sackrider and Willie Marsh. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept the minutes of the July 13, 2015 meeting. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes, showing balance on 8/1/2015 of $109,295.29. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. R. Smith presented a Maintenance for Vehicle Service Questionnaire which was reviewed. It was suggested that storage rate be deleted and a comment line added. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to approve the form for use. Motion carried, 5-0. Allen Brown reported on getting the VIN checks done. He was thanked for all his work. Shane Sackrider was introduced and is a prospective new member. He has been through Firefighter 1 but needs to retake the test. He is also interested in becoming an MFR. MFR class will begin in September with a cost of $250.00 per person. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, to accept Shane Sackrider as a new member pending his background check. Motion carried, 5-0. K. Cadaret gave the EMS report showing 7 runs last month, 4 in the township and 3 no license in the township. Three members are interested in taking the MFR class. Books, stethoscopes, BP cuffs and pocket masks will be needed. Discussion on cost of class and necessary equipment followed. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, to pay for the class and equipment necessary but only for members who live locally. Motion carried, 5-0. Coultes added that members test immediately after completion of the class. Approval was given to pay for the class on the first class night. Fire report given by D. Cadaret. There were 4 runs last month. The pump valve was not working on #405 during training. This was fixed by CSI and they suggested some other valves are leaking and should be fixed before winter. #405 has the vibration again. The U joint was replaced last month. Now, the rear differential was replaced because it was boiling. It’s narrowed down to the transfer case. Miller recommended that no further repairs be done on it until the bills settle. It needs to be on a hoist and Complete is not equipped for this. Smith agreed with Miller adding to get #405 someplace that can get the rig off the ground. Motion by Smith, with support by Miller not to spend any more on #405 until the bills come in and get settled. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to take #405 to Zaremba’s after settling the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Miller recommended having a department member in attendance. The next chief’s meeting will be held on 8/17. Gear is not needed for members taking Firefighter 1 until they go to practicals. Cross Village is interested in #418 for use at the Blissfest. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, to put #418 up for sale by sealed bid. Bids to be postmarked by 9/30/2015 and accepted only through the post office box address. Bids will not be accepted in person or on the day of the meeting. Motion carried, 4-1 (Posgate voted no). Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Coultes reported that Paul Karslake and Willie Marsh were at the township meeting and they are interested in forming an LLC to restore the antique and run it in parades. Discussion followed on work needed for the truck. Willie quoted a price of $600-650 to get tubes for two tire and replace two tires. Coultes suggested they get the paperwork together for an LLC so they know what’s entailed and the board will then make a decision on the proposal. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to allow Willie Marsh to repair the truck, not to exceed $1000.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Orion Lick reported that it would cost $1000.00 to rent to fairgrounds to hold a mud bogg. This would be on top of the $5500.00 cost from Unique Motor Sports. Posgate felt this was too much of a gamble. Lick then offered that Bingham field could be rented for $500.00. There was no further discussion on this topic. Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JULY 13, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:04 p.m. at the Firehall. Members present were Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Pat Coultes, Bernie Matelski and Ron Smith. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Orion Lick, Mike Goddard and Dave Cadaret. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to approve the minutes of the June 8, 2015 meeting. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 7/1/15 of $138,090.76. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Miller asked if the weight had been obtained on #418. Orion Lick reported the weight to be 11,900 pounds. VIN has not been run yet. Ron Smith will stop in at the Sheriff Department tomorrow. Smith reported that Orion Lick has a list of mechanics/mobile rates and suggested a blanket quote sheet be sent out. Discussion on the antique and if money would be spent to do the repairs quoted by Willie Marsh to the Township. Concensus was to clean up the antique and put on display. Miller suggested that possibly the Township’s maintenance people could be paid to dust the truck every other month. Coultes reported that the raffle application is being resent to the State. Tickets for the raffle will be available at the event. Two more drawings will be allowed under this application. It was asked if a pumper/tanker could be on display for the golf outing. It was recommended to contact Decal Freaks for a banner for the golf outing. Whitman updated the board on her attemps to contact Bob Dack concerning an SCBA grant. EMS Report given by Dave Cadaret. He reported there were 7 runs last month, 3 in the township and 4 no license in the township. Fire Report showed 4 runs last month. #402 was taken to the Lumberjack parade. Five members have signed up for Firefighter I which is scheduled to start 10/5/15. Boots have been ordered for Allen Brown. An open house will be held at the Elmira Fire Department and at the Weather Service station on 9/12/15. Gaylord will be selling their compressor to fill air bottles. Central Dispatch will be moving in September to the old Carter’s building with everything to be operation by October. Chief’s meeting to be held on 8/17/15. Orion Lick reported that he contacted Unique Power Sports about doing a mud bog at the fair grounds. They will provide the liability coverage of $2,000,000 and trophies for $5,500.00. A date of 9/26/2015 is open. Gate receipts would go to the department - truck entry fees would go to Unique. A contract would be mailed for review. Lick is attending the Fair Board meeting tomorrow. Quarterly report reviewed with no action necessary. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:14 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JUNE 8, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, Ed Posgate and Ron Smith. Others present were Dave Cadaret, Debbie Whitman, Kassie Cadaret, Allen Brown, Mike Goddard, Jeff Martinez of Douglas Safety Systems, Orion Lick (arrived at 6:12 p.m.) and Tom Serino (arrived at 6:26 p.m.) Jeff Martinez presented the Deltair airpack by Avon Protection. These airpacks are manufactured in Cadillac and feature a built in mic and voice amplification. Pass alarm is also built in. There is a ten year complete electronic warranty and 15 year warranty on everything else. The service center is located in Sanford but they do have techs that travel for fit testing. Cost for pack with buddy breather and 45 minute spare bottle is approximately $6,000.00. He also provided the name of a grant writer (Bob Dack) who has assisted other local departments in obtaining these packs (Gaylord, Elmira, Hudson Twp). Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, for Debbie to contact Bob Dack and c heck in to the grant. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept the May 11, 2015 minutes as written. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 6/1/2015 of $136,199.60. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Application of James Dunn was submitted for review. Hiring Committee has already approved Dunn and background check came back good. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept James Dunn as a new member. Ron Smith reported that a maintenance log was obtained from Orion and that he got the impression from Dave Cadaret that it was not a good idea to put out a bid package on maintenance. Pat Coultes explained to Dave what was discussed last month. Board concensus to move forward with this bid package. Allen Brown thanked the board for the new gear. Golf outing will be held on 8/16/2015 at Black Bear. It will be 18 holes with a steak dinner for $70.00. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Orion suggested holding a mud bog or mud slick racing for a fund raiser. He was told to investigate this further with Wolverine and Boyne Falls. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 8 runs in May – 1 in the village, 3 in the township, 3 no license in the village and 1 stand by for fire. Matt Adamek, Dave Cadaret and Kassie Cadaret will be receiving training on the new compression machine for Station 6. A new AED will be forthcoming from Med Control. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 7 runs in May. Turn out gear is in but bigger boots are being sought for Allen. U joint replaced in #405 which fixed the vibration. Department will be assisting at the Air Show on June 20-21 with the brush truck. Training on Tuesday will be a tour of Project Nature as a big event sponsored by National Geographic will be held there on July 25. If this event goes well, it will be bigger next year. Maximum attendance is limited to 500 this year. The new #421 is almost done. Department name was painted over on #418. Whitman reported that an estimate was obtained to fix the antique in the amount of $1900.00 (included tire, carb kit, brakes. Miller doesn’t want to put money in the antique as Ron Karslake had advised not to drive it. Allen Brown asked if he could have two old red helmets that were not usable for the department. He was advised there were some unusable helmets in the back. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MAY 11, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chairman E. Posgate at 6:02 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Ron Smith and Bernie Matelski. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Mike Goddard, Kassie Cadaret, Ian Rickard, Tom Serino and Orion Lick. Motion by Matelski, with support by Coultes to accept the April 13, 2015 minutes as written. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 5/1/15 of $141,054.12. He also stated that since that time, he has received $7,719.00 in delinquent taxes. He also reported that the Township will be starting the hall renovation and Fire Board would need to move back to the Fire Hall next month. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried, 5-0. Hiring of Ian Rickard discussed. Posgate stated it was not the first time a phone poll was done, with Smith stating that this should not happen in the future. Cadaret stated he had called three members because the turnout gear we had on had did not fit Rickard. Ian Rickard and Orion Lick, applicants to the department, introduced themselves. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept Ian Rickard, Orion Lick and Tom McCue as new members. Motion carried, 5-0. Smith asked for a master list of phone numbers for all department/board members and also supplied his contact numbers. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, that Ian Rickard be paid for the April hours worked. Motion carried, 5-0. Matelski reported that he had talked to Ron Karslake about the injectors in the old 629. Ron had agreed with the information that Jeff Sharp had supplied on oil changes, draining of oil. Sharp had suggested draining the oil and starting new. Matelski gave the Fire report. There were five runs last month. Turnout gear was ordered and should be in the first part of June. Yearly service and DOT inspections have been done. #405 has a vibration in the drive line, could be a U-joint bearing. Miller recommended changing it if taking it apart to check. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith to fix #405’s vibration. Smith asked if bids could be taken for our maintenance work. Smith volunteered to help put a bid proposal together for maintenance. Orion Lick volunteered to do maintenance for the dept. (Liability needs to be checked). K. Cadaret gave the EMS report. There were 10 runs last month (3 no license). Allen Brown reported that no one had signed up for the golf outing 3 days prior to the event so he will be rescheduling it. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES APRIL 13, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:02 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, Ron Smith. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Mike Goddard, Allen Brown, Brett Jensen, Dave Duffield, Dave Cadaret and Jon Boyd. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept the minutes of the March 9, 2015 as printed. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 4/1/2015 of $143,706.95. $65,083.08 of this is the fund balance from 2013-14. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Coultes reported that there will be a $15.00 to the State of Michigan to hold the raffle at the Golf Outing but that three raffles can be held for this charge. Looking at holding raffles for Labor Day weekend and hunting season. Posgate reported that he had heard that the injectors were out of the rig that the department is getting from Station 6. Dave Cadaret reported that the rig was functional. Matelski had checked with mechanic Jeff Sharp and was told that oil changes can affect the injectors and that he would give an estimate for replacement of them. Cadaret will check with Jon Deming if rig is down or running. Miller suggested not taking possession of the rig and suggested that Posgate go over the maintenance records of this rig with Jon Deming. Coultes reported that the Sheriff Department is willing to do VIN verifications for us. Brett Jensen, OCFD and course manager for FFI and II reported that fire training is going on with class having started in late November and that he had heard it being said that Station 4 was not invited. Emails did go out on the class. He was that in the future, if additional funds for training are needed, to come to the Fire Board. Dave Duffield also provided copies of minutes of the Chief’s Meetings from the past two years, of which Station 4 has not attended most of the meetings. Coultes asked if OCFD had the capability of cleaning turnout gear. Duffield explained that they do and something could be worked out to clean our gear as well as utilize their cascade system. Discussion on turnout gear and SCBAs followed. The next Chiefs’ Meeting will be held on 4/20/2015, 7:00 p.m. at Station 2. Fire Report given by D. Cadaret. Runs for the last month were mutual aid for Gaylord, down power line, and two rollovers. #430’s driver’s window shattered, being replaced tomorrow. Cadaret reported yearly truck maintenance and DOT inspections will be starting. Miller asked if this is required for fire vehicles. Cadaret reported it is but does not know by whom. Discussion followed on why are members are not in the fire class. Discussion held on if physicals should be required after a specified number of years. Cadaret was directed to order 3 full sets of turnout gear every April. (Cadaret, Boyd, Brown to be ordered). He was told to keep in mind that OCFD is buying Globe and to try to keep it standardized. EMS Report given by Cadaret. There were 9 runs last month – 2 in the village, 4 in the township, 1 no license in the village, 1 no license in the Township, 1 cancellation. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MARCH 9, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chairman D. Posgate at 6:02 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Don Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Ron Smith. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown and Tom Serino. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept the minutes of the February 9, 2015 meeting. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 3/1/2015 of $99,445.68. He noted that current fund balance for 2014-15 is $68,603.31 with $29,865.11 having been carried over from 2013-14. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Miller noted that he would like to see the Fire Chief and EMS Coordinator attend the meeting. Coultes reported that 2 to 3 years ago, both the Treasurer and Clerk gave 50% of their pay back and asked the board to consider giving some of that back. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, to increase the Clerk and Treasurer’s pay by $100/month. Motion carried, 5-0. EMS Report given by Matelski. There were 5 runs in the village, 1 in the township, 1 no license in the Village and 7 no license in the Township. He also gave the Fire Report. Runs during the month included mutual aid to Gaylord, electrical fire, chimney fire, rollover on Sturgeon Valley Road and rollover on Thumb Lake Road. Miller questioned when it was time to draw the line on EMS expenses as we are not making runs. Heater repaired on #430. It is not clear when the old #629 will be obtained from Station 6. Matelski explained the issue with the heater on #430. Allen Brown reported on the donation he had obtained from Bay Mills for the golf outing which will be held on 5/2/2015. Start time is 10 a.m. If it is a rain out, golfers can use the paid outing fee at any time during the summer. 2014-15 budget reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Matelski, to transfer $800.00 from Miscellaneous to Insurance with no change to total budget amount. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to adopt the 2015-16 budget with revenues of $82,990.00 and expenditures of $82,990.00 Roll call vote: Matelski – yes, Miller – yes, Smith – yes, Coultes – yes, Posgate – yes. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 9, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chairman E. Posgate at 6:02 pm at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Pat C oultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Ron Smith. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Mike Goddard, Dave Cadaret and Tom Serino. Motion by Miller, with support by Smith, to accept the January 11, 2015 minutes. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 2/1/2015 of $91,838.89. Also noted that 2015-16 millage monies included in total are $20,468.30. 2014-15 fund balance is $41,505.48. Carried over from 2013-14 is $29,865.11. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Miller mentioned the renting of department tables and chairs with discussion following. Dave Cadaret was instructed to make sure that tables and chairs are signed for when being used. Discussion on offer from Otsego County to give the department #629 from Station 6. D. Cadaret reported that this rig is no longer used for long distance runs and is better than our #421. It may need injectors in the future and he was advised that this will run approximately $7,000.00. Cadaret will check on cost of vinyl stickers (421 and VCFD). Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept the County’s offer for $629 with no strings attached. Motion carried, 5-0. Miller noted that in a previous month only 3 out of 14 EMS runs were made and mentioned that Med Control, in the past, had threatened to shut down a station if not making runs. He was advised that #822 is going enroute on EMS runs for all outlying stations until they hear that station enroute. Matelski reported that he stopped at the Senior Center and took care of the issue there. EMS Report given by Dave Cadaret. Total of 7 runs for January – 1 in the village, 2 in the township, 2 no license in the village, 2 no license in the township. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. Runs for the month were as follows: washer electrical fire, rollover on I-75, and mutual aid for Gaylord which was cancelled. Lights have been installed on #430, #418 stripped of radio and lights. Back door on #402 is being fixed by Dave and Bernie to accommodate airpacks. Grant approval was received from the DNR. This is a matching grant of $2,000.00 for a dry hydrant. It was asked if the DNR would allow a hydrant in the Sturgeon River. Cadaret will contact the DNR to follow up on this. He would like to see hydrants to the east and west and also on Thumb Lake Road. #430 is not kicking out much heat. He will check the coolant. Coultes reported that he had heard that we have not had representation at the Chiefs’ Meetings in two years. Cadaret stated that this was not true. Miller offered to attend these meetings with Cadaret. Budget for 2015-16 prepared based on 1.25 mills – revenue and expenditures of $82,990.00. Wages discussed. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to raise fire run pay from $10.00 to $11.00; EMS run pay from $10.00 to $11.00 and other pay from $8.15 to $9.15. Motion carried, 5-0. Allen Brown’s fundraiser letter was presented. He suggested that no department members be allowed in the 50-50 raffle Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to join NFPA. Motion carried, 5-0. Matelski reported that the Township will be getting anew zero turn mower and will be donating their old mower to the Fire Department. The department’s Cub Cadet has not been picked up from Zaremba’s yet. This is to be brought back to the Department and it will then be decided on what to do with it. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES DECEMBER 8, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman E. Posgate at 6:02 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office, 8170 Mill Street, Vanderbilt, MI. Board members present were Ed Posgate, Bernie Matelski, Darrol Miller and Pat Coultes. Others present were Debbie Whitman and Tom Serino. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to approve the November 10, 2014 minutes. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 12/1/2014 of $75,459.15. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Posgate reported that a dinner will be held tomorrow night for board and department members at the Fire Hall. He also reported that he did get a call from Dave Cadaret on the dent in the plow truck that occurred while plowing. B. Matelski will be helping out with the plowing. Miller reported that he is aware of turnout gear that is available for rent. It meets 1971 standards which our gear also meets. Has not found anything in writing on the 10 year standard. Matelski reported that he had someone pick up an application who has 10 years experience and is certified in fire fighting. The township is looking at possibly replacing the mower at the cemetery, and if they do they would give the current zero turn mower to the department. Coultes commented on the member who is not licenses for anything but is still being carried by the department. He felt that if the member has not tested after taking the class, that he shouldn’t be showing up for EMS runs. Discussion held on the stipends that were cut, meetings (ie Chief’s and 911) that are not being attended, pay, etc. Fire Report given by B. Matelski. Runs for November were a mutual aid for Gaylord that was cancelled before arrival on scene and a dryer fire, which was on the county line and was an assist to Wolverine. Lights for #420 were ordered. #418 is being cleaned out. Firefighter gloves are 6 pairs for #380.00. EMS written reported showed 16 runs for November – 2 in the village, 4 in the township, 5 no license in the village, 3 no license in the township and 2 cancellations. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, that any runs paged and not responded to because of no license, will not be paid. Motion carried, 4-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:52 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 10, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman E. Posgate at 6:01 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Bernie Matelski and Darrol Miller. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Kassie Cadaret, Allen Brown, Mike Goddard, Dave Cadaret and Tom Serino. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept the October 13, 2014 minutes as presented. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 11/1/2014 of $77,378.81. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Coultes will check with Vern Kassuba to see if the township hall is open for 2/28/15 for the fundraiser. He asked Allen Brown to let him know what type of drawings will be held so that he can file for a license. EMS report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 13 runs last month, 3 in the village, 3 in the township, 4 no license in the village, 2 no license in the township and 1 cancellation. There will be a Christmas dinner at the firehall for department and board members. RSVP to Kassie or Dave with a dish to pass. Fire report given by Dave Cadaret. There were no fire runs last month. Discussion on what to do with #418. He will look through the office files for the titles. The door jam in #418’s bay was damaged. No one admitted damaging the door. Cadaret would like to get four LED lights for the front of #430. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to purchase 4 LED lights for #430, allowing up to $150.00 for the purchase. Motion carried, 4-0. Danny Watkins resigned as he is moving out of state. All equipment has been returned. Cadaret would like to get 20 pairs of gloves . He is trying to find them for less than $60.00 a pair. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to allow $400.00 for the glove purchase. Motion carried, 4-0. A Fire Class will not be held this year. Miller suggested hiring an instructor to teach a certified class every other month but there are not enough members on the needing this training. The winterizing has been done. Fire Prevention Week went great. Miller suggested that when Cadaret attends the Chiefs’ Meeting, that he find out how many other departments have members that need training and if they are willing to travel here for it or are willing to host the training if it rotated through the stations. Cadaret will check the trucks to make sure brown jersey gloves and extra socks on are board. He was also instructed to dump the water on #418 (two members to do) and to start stripping it. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 13, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:00 p.m. at the Firehall. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller and Bernie Matelski. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Tom Serino, Kassie Cadaret and Ryan Cottrell. Motion by Coultes, with support by Miller, to accept the September 8, 2014 minutes as written. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 10/1/2014 of $80,315.62. Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Coultes reported that the Township had accepted the resignation of Cathy Heintz as the Fire Board representative at their last meeting. Posgate reported that he had received a complaint on how the firemen are getting paid. Checks are given to the Chief after the meeting and he distributes them to the members at the training session the following evening. If someone does not show up to training, they have to contact the Chief to get their check. From now on, if a member is not at training, their check is to be put in their mail slot. Miller reported that he has heard good comments on responses to calls, even though we are shorthanded. Matelski reported that some individuals entered the building at the Senior Center when it was smoke filled. These citizens were asked not to enter but they still did. Department members were instructed to call the police if this happens again as we are trying to keep everyone safe. Miller reported that he has been researching standard on turnout gear and he cannot find the law or anyone that can direct him to the laws on 10 year turnout gear. Matelski reported that he found a site that turnout gear can be rented at, and also found that the gear can be refurbished. Miller stated that we need to find someone that has the answer. Our airpack company has now gone out of business and there is no way to service our packs. Fire Report given by Kassie Cadaret. Runs during the month included a truck fire, fire alarm, smoke from furnace and a boiler fire. Prices were too high at the Firemen’s Memorial so gloves were not purchased. Personnel were at the car show held at the Mill Street Diner. The office computer and Fire Program have been fixed. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 4 runs in the village, none in the township, 1 no license in the village, 2 no license in the township and 2 cancellations. No objections were raised to getting candy to pass out on Halloween. Allen Brown reported that the supplies that were ordered for Fire Prevention week totaled $575.00. The rulers that were received were the wrong ones and he will be calling them. Miller asked that a Vanderbilt Corwith Fire & Rescue stamp be purchased. Coultes will check on this. Thanks were offered to Allen Brown. The Fire Prevention program will be at 1:00 p.m. on 10/24/2014 at the school. Quarterly report reviewed with no action necessary. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:38 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES VANDERBILT, MI SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:01 p.m. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Bernie Matelski and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Kassie Matelski, Mike Goddard, Jon Boyd and Tom Serino (arrived at 6:07 p.m.) Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, that board members get paid $30.00 stipend per board meeting. Motion carried, 3-1 (Heintz voted no). Those wishing to turn their check back in will be provided with a receipt for tax purposes. Motion by Matelski, with support by Coultes, to approve the August 14, 2014 minutes. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 9/1/2014 of $86,530.02. Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Coultes reported that he had informed the township that mowing the well site was beating up our mower and that another option would have to be looked into for next year. Coultes will check on having someone mow the department for a price to compare with purchasing a mower for department use. Matelski recommended that the mower not be left at Zaremba’s for the $250.00 they are willing to give for a trade in and suggested looking into putting another gear in and rebuilding it. Zaremba’s had quoted $600.00 to put a rearend in. Jon Boyd asked for permission to fix it. He was instructed to find out how much parts would run and to inform Matelski of this. Up to $150.00 could be spent on the repairs. Posgate thanked Jon for volunteering to do this. EMS report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 4 runs last month – 1 in the village, 1 in the township and 2 no license in the village. Fire Report given by Kassie Cadaret. Runs during the months were a grass fire, paged out to brush pile burn and a smoking light on Old 27. Matelski suggested that when the Village brush pile is going to be burned, that the Fire Chief and/or Central Dispatch be notified prior to the burn. Firemen’s Memorial will be held on 9/18-21/14 and Dave Cadaret would like to purchase 15-30 pairs of gloves there if they are available for a good price. Personnel to do standby at the Third Annual Auto and Swap Meet to be held on 9/20/2014 are needed. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to allow up to $1500.00 (two checks and credit card) for the Firemen’s Memorial expenditures. Motion carried, 4-0. Matelski suggested that gear purchases be staggered (a couple sets each year), starting with the most outdated. Jon Boyd suggested replacing gear of the trained members and those most responding. Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to purchase two complete sets of turnout gear this year. Motion carried, 4-0. Matelski reported that Fire Program is not working and Dave called someone in from Tower to work on it. Discussion on what to do with #418 was held. Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 14, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ed Posgate at 6:0p0 pm at the fire hall. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller and Bernie Matelski. Cathy Heintz arrived at 6:06 p.m. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Tom Serino, Dan Watkins, Mike Goddard, Dave Cadaret and Allen Brown. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to accept the minutes of the July 14, 2014 meeting as printed. Motion carried, 3-1 (Posgate abstained). Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 8/1/2014 of $90,440.80. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Coultes reported that his concerns had already been discussed with Chief Cadaret. Posgate addressed the turnout gear that was thrown away reporting that he had spoken with a couple other departments and was told that they cut up old turnout gear before it is thrown away because of liability. Cathy Heintz arrived at 6:06 p.m. Heintz informed the board that she had stopped here during the last month because she was aware of chairs and tables going out of the hall and got into a discussion with Dan Watkins about facial hair and was unsure of where it stood now. Some discussion followed. Watkins functions as an operator with Posgate adding that we previously had a fire chief for years who had a beard. EMS report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 11 runs last month – 2 in the village, 6 in the township, 2 no license in the township and one fire stand by. Fire report given by Dave Cadaret. There were two runs last month, 1 structure fire and one dump truck fire. He would like to send a letter to Joe Moore as he has not been able to contact him. Allen Brown informed the board that Joe is working at McDonald’s. Cadaret talked to Matt Tombarello and he is supposed to be returning the equipment that he has. Department did participate in the Back to School Bash. Miller suggested that the primary pumper be left in town and not taken to parades. VAYSP asked for the old copier. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to donate the old copier to VAYSP. Motion carried, 5-0. The transmission is bad in the riding mower and will cost $600 to repair. Coultes recommended checking with Henski’s but Matelski stated that he was not offering a warrantee the last time a purchase was made. Allen Brown offered to check on this. It was also suggested that Zaremba’s be checked. Cadaret recommended that Dan Watkins be appointed assistant chief. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to accept Dan Watkins as assistance chief and that pay be retroactive for three months. Motion carried, 4-1 (Heintz voted no). Allen Brown reported that he is working on Fire Prevention Week and would like to order mood rulers at a cost of $.78 cents each but 500 have to be ordered. He estimates that total expenses will be around $600.00 for items. $250.00 is left from last year. Additional discussion held on incident with Dan Watkins and Cathy Heintz. Dan Watkins had prepared a letter of resignation as an officer but at 6:53 p.m. he verbally resigned from the department. Allen Brown would like to organize a dinner and fundraiser for next year. Coultes offered to assist. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-1 (Heintz voted no as she wants the phone provider to be checked for a cheaper price). Meeting adjourned at 6:59 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JULY 14, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Pat Coultes at 6:00 p.m. at the firehall. Members present were Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller and Bernie Matelski. Chairman Ed Posgate was absent. Member Cathy Heintz arrived at 6:22 p.m. Others present were Debbie Whitman, David Cadaret, Tom Serino, Dan Watkins, Mitchell Vieau, Mike Goddard, Jon Boyd and Tom Afildsen. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to accept the minutes of the June 9, 2014 meeting. Motion carried, 3-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance of $104,930.52. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 3-0. Dave Cadaret presented two applicants – Tom Afildsen who has already went through the Hiring Committee, and Mitchell Vieau who’s application got mixed up in paperwork. Background check came back good on both and Cadaret asked if Vieau needed to go through the Hiring Committee. Vieau had previously been a member of the department and is fire certified. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept Tom Afildsen and Mitchell Vieau as new members. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to deny Dustin Robinson membership. Motion carried, 3-0. EMS Report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 16 runs since the last meeting, 5 in the village, 5 in the township, 5 no license in the township and 1 cancellation. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. Handle on #402 has been installed but the valve still needs to be freed up. A downed power line was the only run. Turnout gear quotes were presented. Time Emergency is the cheapest when researched. Quotes were given for Globe and Quaker gear. Discussion followed. Time also has the AAA foam for $123.00 per bucket. $1000 has been earmarked for foam. Cathy Heintz arrived at 6:22 p.m. Cadaret was instructed to take the weedeater to Henski’s as the gas lines have been replaced and it still won’t run. Cadaret reported that the department did not participate in the Airshow as there wasn’t enough personnel. Box fans are on sale at Walmart and he would like to get two for air circulation to dry out turn out gear when the building is closed up. No objections were voiced to getting the fans. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept the resignation of Paul Elliott. Motion carried, 4-0. The letter from Paul Elliott was tabled last month. Miller requested to table action on the turnout gear until next month as this requires more research. Application declaration of insurance discussed. Whitman will explain this to Posgate on Wednesday. Miller made a motion to move the meeting to the first Tuesday of the month for the summer (April – October). He then rescinded his motion. Heintz questioned if Ryan Cottrell had gotten his physical and was informed that he had. She also wanted to discuss the letter from Paul Elliott of last month. She was advised that Paul was not here for a closed session and his resignation had already been accepted. Coultes noted that the department is paying for training but then there is no follow through to get licenses. Jon Boyd had brought a gear box for #418. Miller advised him that this unit has been taken out of service. Coultes reported he had checked into other banks on moving some of the department funds. A CD would lock the funds for 12 months and we would end up paying more in the end to access this money should need be. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 3-1 (Heintz voted no). Meeting adjourned at 6:49 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JUNE 9, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman E. Posgate at 6:04 p.m. at the firehall. Members present were Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Cathy Heintz. Pat Coultes was absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Tom Serino, Ryan Cottrell, Paul Elliott, Mike Goddard and Dan Watkins. Motion by Matelski, with support by Heintz, to accept the May 12, 2014 minutes. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report read by Debbie Whitman showing balance of $107,064.16 on 6/1/2014. Motion by Matelski, with support by Heintz, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Posgate reported that the Michigan Center for Rural Health is having a webinar on 6/18/2014. This is a free continuing education opportunity. Letter from Paul Elliott was shown to the board members. Posgate would like to make a decision on this next month. Fan replacement money has been received and Allen Brown was given the okay to take the destroyed fan. Allen reported that he did complete CPR training and a copy of his card has been turned in. Applications for the new members were not available as Chief Cadaret was not present. Posgate recommended that Cadaret make a recommendation to the board if the applicants that had been previous members should be returned to the roster. Heintz stated that she felt that the Fire Board should interview prospective members as well as being interviewed by the Hiring Committee. Ryan Cottrell, one of the applicants, offered that he has Firefighter 1 training that was completed in 1999. He is an expired EMT but cannot run EMS due to federal guidelines. He previously quit the department because he had moved. Motion by Miller, with support by Heintz, to accept Ryan Cottrell as a new member. Motion carried, 4-0. Posgate read the EMS Report which showed there were two runs in the village, 3 in the township, 1 no license in the village, 1 no license in the township and one cancellation. Fire Report reviewed. #418 failed the DOT inspection. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to permanently take #418 out of service until the board makes a decision on what to do with it. Motion carried, 4-0. (out of service sign to be place on rig and Central to be notified. Paul Elliott asked that this truck be replaced as it is needed for water when runs are out east. Danny Watkins will get cost to rebuild the gear box. It was also suggested that the bottoms could be welded in on the cabinets instead of replacing the cabinets. Miller reported that the pressure volume control valve on #402 is still not fixed and now the handle is broken off. Danny Watkins will contact CSI for the dates that they failed the pump and what the cost may be to fix it. Posgate advised that he will investigate Paul Elliott’s letter and tabled action. This will be addressed next month. His resignation was not accepted at this time. Matelski suggested moving the summer meetings to Tuesday but department members meet at that time. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to move the meeting date to the first Tuesday of the month. Motion failed, 2-2. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned t 6:48 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES, VANDERBILT, MI MAY 12, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:00 p.m. Board members present were Ed Posgate, Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Tom Serino, Allen Brown, Dan Watkins, Jon Boyd, Mike Goddard, Dave Cadaret, Paul Elliott, Dave Washburn, Ryan Cottrell and Dustin Robinson. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to approve the 4/14/14 minutes with correction. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance of $112,964.98. Motion by Matelski, with support by Heintz, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Coultes will be signature cards so they may be updated. Posgate met with Bay Mills. They have helped out the fire department in their area. Miller stated that he felt that we shouldn’t restrict the response to the hall for fire or EMS runs. He would rather see a member get here and have the rig gone. It was asked that the members use good judgment when responding. It was also asked that the hour paid for show up be used for hall work. Discussion on responding by POV held. An issue with this is that if a response is made by POV, other members will not know if help is needed or not. Matelski reported that Mary Kern had asked if there was any money for matching grant funds. She would like $2,500 for a thermal camera grant. It was questioned why a camera is being sought when gear is needed. Heintz procured 10 phone pads for the trucks. Coultes asked that Kassie Cadaret make arrangements so that she can attend the Fire Board meetings. The Township will be getting a new copier and is donated their old one to the Fire Department. EMS Report reviewed by Dave Cadaret. There were 4 runs in the village, 4 runs in the township and 1 no license in the village. CPR recertification was held on 5/7/14. All members, except Allen Brown, are now certified until 2016. Allen will contact Mike Czykoski to set up his training. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. Runs during the month were a mutual aid with Gaylord, false alarm at H & H, fire on Garfield Street and a semi fire. All flashlights are working now. Quote on turnout gear (pants and coat) as follows: Time Emergency $1344.00/set and Globe $1423/set. We have 4 sets that have not expired. Cadaret hasn’t heard of any other department that will be ordering gear. Miller requested a current copy of Part 74 Firefighting in Michigan. Cadaret reported that they are still working on inspection sheets and EMS responding directly to the scene. DOT inspections will be started next week. Positive pressure fan is in and on #405. Drop tank frame had to be fixed and the patch kit is finally in. Filters were replaced in the trucks as a means of trying to determine where the water in the diesel is coming from. An additive was also purchased. Three applications were received from Ryan Cottrell , Dustin Robinson (both present) and Orion Lick (unable to attend). Hiring Committee was not able to come to a consensus. Ryan Cottrell stated that he had moved out of the area when he had quit twice previously. He also stated that he had applied to the Department with Danny Moore 6-8 months ago. Dustin Robinson stated he had left for political reasons. Heintz asked that the decision to hire be tabled until the applications could be reviewed by the board. Dave Washburn resigned after the April meeting. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:58 pm. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES, VANDERBILT, MI APRIL 14, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Ed Posgate, Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Dave Cadaret, Mike Goddard, Dan Watkins, Dave Washburn, Jon Boyd (6:02 pm), Tom Serino (6:06 pm) and Matt Tombarello (6:10 pm). Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept the March 10, 2014 minutes as written. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance of $107,803.38. Approximate fund balance for 2013-14 is $30,115.11 with $250 left from fundraiser. Motion by Heintz, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Motion carried, 5-0. Cadaret reported that about 34,000 gallons of water were used on the fire last night. The structure was doubled roofed and double walled. Two buckets of Class A foam was given to Hudson Township to replace the foam that was used last night. Miller asked if the pressure valve was fixed on #402 yet and was informed it was not. He also reported that he had heard that the members had done a good job on last night’s fire. Miller asked if board elections would be held this month. Cadaret reported he has not had time to look at the STAT flash texted that Heintz asked about. Mary Kern would like to drop to support staff but has not turned in a letter yet. Discussion on number of trained EMS personnel and crosstraining. Coultes stated that the statement last month was misconstrued. If a member is 12 miles (hypothetical) out they shouldn’t respond but if they are in the area then it’s different. Matelski questioned why it is being questioned where members live with Miller replying that if members live a distance away from town, by the time the members responded Station 6 would already be on scene. At this time, (6:27 pm), Matt Tombarello threw his pager on the board table. Heintz followed Tombarello out of the meeting at 6:28 but returned at 6:29 p.m. Cadaret has instructed members to listen to their pager when responding and will ask if they are willing to give up pay if miss truck going out. Discussion on responding on rig or POV. Cadaret to give a written policy to the board on this. Mary Kern may be moved to support staff is there is an opening. Jon Boyd reported that his phone got water logged at last night’s fire and requested reimbursement. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to replace the phone with one of equal value. Discussion followed with the recommendation that phones be left in the rigs and to make calls from the rig. EMS Report given by Cadaret. There were 3 runs in the village, 4 in the township, 2 no license in the Village, 1 no license in the Township and 1 cancelled run. CPR class will be held at Station 6 on 5/7/14 at 6:00 p.m. for all department members. Fire Report given by Cadaret. There were 2 cancelled runs last month. Batteries needed for orange flash lights and one light needs to be replaced. Seven batteries are needed. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to replace all batteries and one flashlight, not to exceed $550.00. Motion carried, 5-0. DOT inspections due next month. Heintz would like to see month inspection sheets from the rigs at the board meeting. Cadaret is doing background checks on two applicants for the department. Discussion on turnout gear. Cadaret will inventory and check prices and quantity breaks. Heintz asked Dave Washburn if his physical has been done yet. This has not yet been done but Washburn was only gone from the department approximately 7 months. Cadaret reported that there is only 1 jug of Class A foam left and would like to get a few more. A grant of $1,000.00 was received for foam. He was told to go ahead and get it. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MARCH 10, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:03 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Dan Watkins and Tom Serino. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to accept the 2/10/14 minutes. Motion carried, 4-1 (Heintz abstained). Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance of $557,447.66. Approximate fund balance for 2013-14 will be $33,425. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Proposed 2014-15 budget presented for review. Coultes reported that the turmoil in the department has to stop, citing spending getting out of control and bickering. He also mentioned that books were taken from members trying to pass the National Registry with Matelski noting that no one wanted to order books without permission. Discussion followed. Run response was also discussed. Miller recommended that if member is more than three miles out on an EMS page, there really is no need for their response as Station 6 would arrive prior to us. Dan Watkins was asked to verify address of Joseph Moore. Matelski reported that Dave Cadaret’s new rule is that members will only get show up pay if rig is already gone. Miller reminded the board that the Chief does not set policy. This is done by the Board. He recommended that on all EMS runs to pay those on the rig $10/hour with a $10 flat fee for show up on others. Tom Serino asked why a second is needed on the EMS right as Station 6 is right behind our arrival. Posgate asked that as EMS is a community service, that all department cooperate. Miller suggested that the EMS rig be cut and run off the fire truck as first responders. Training certification discussed. Discussion on roster showing certification held by each member. Coultes asked that the Chief be told to bring verification of licenses and certification of members to the next meeting. It was asked if rig inspections sheets were being done. It was recommended that these be done during show up pay on a run instead of members sitting around. The use of trained and untrained personnel was discussed. Suggestions to hold pay unless license or certification provided. Another suggestion made to cut show up pay to $5.00. It was questioned why the radio is being manned on EMS runs. 2014-15 proposed budget discussed. This is down $2,500 from last year. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate to adopt the 2014-15 budget with revenues of $77,909.00 and expenditures of $77.909.00. Roll call vote: Miller – yes, Posgate – yes, Coultes – yes, Heintz – yes, Matelski – yes. Written copies of both the EMS and Fire reports were received. It was questioned on why the tire on an out of service truck was fixed. Miller left at 7:03 p.m. Lack of communication with in the department and board was discussed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 10, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:00 p.m. at the firehall. Members present were Darrol Miller, Ed Posgate and Bernie Matelski. Others present were Allen Brown, Paul Elliott, Tom Serino, Matt Tombarello, Kassie Cadaret, Dave Washburn, Mike Goddard, Dave Cadaret, Joe Moore and Debbie Whitman. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to accept the January 14, 2014 minutes as written. Motion carried, 3-0. Treasurer’s Report read by Whitman showing balance of $44,141.36. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 3-0. Posgate presented the five year audit contract from Campbell and Kusterer at $2,200.00 per year. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to accept the audit contract from Campbell and Kusterer. Motion carried, 3-0. Cadaret reported that a procedure is now in place to not move a rig without a spotter, so that an incident like the fan being run over can be prevented. Miller reported that the last he knew, a rig was not to be backed up on a street. Cadaret is still looking for a replacement fan with 3,600 cu. feet per minute capability. Miller commended the department on the Main Street fire. Paul Elliott and Mike Goddard will be taking their MFR National Registry test on Thursday. Miller asked if Mike was being sent without a reader. Cadaret reported he was told he couldn’t get a reader, but it is on the page for the testing site which Cadaret didn’t see. He was instructed to reschedule the test for Mike. Cancellation has a $25.00 fee with an extra $10 if by phone. Fire Report given by Cadaret. Judy Sturtevant passed last night and was a support staff member for many years. Department members will be paying respect on Friday. Runs for past month reviewed. #402 has air leak by transmission. Received a quote of $100.00 but it hasn’t been looked at yet. Estimating about $300.00 to fix but would like Zaremba’s to look at it. Four pair of yak trax purchased. Jon Deming ran ad for MFR responders in outlying stations. Two member applications received. Dave Washburn has applied to rejoin the department. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to accept Dave Washburn as a member. Motion carried, 3-0. Joseph Moore has been through the Hiring Committee and the background check has come back good. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to accept Joseph Moore as a new member. Motion carried, 3-0. Matt Tombarello and Joe Moore will be taking the MFR class starting 3/3/14. Matelski asked if a department member could use their personal snowmobile for search/rescue use when paged out. Discussion followed, with the issue of liability being brought up so it most likely would not be allowed. Whitman will check with Adam Gandolphi to see if this is covered under our policy. EMS Report by Kassie Cadaret. There were 17 runs last month = 4 in the village, 8 in the township, 3 no license in village, 1 no license in township, 1 cancellation, 1 mutual aid and 1 structure fire stand by. The proposed budget for 2014-15 was prepared with revenue of $77,909.00 and expenditures of $77,909. Allen Brown asked if he could have the ruined fan and was instructed to check with Dave Cadaret. West Main Street fire discussed. Owner of record is Kaja Holdings, not Justin Grubaugh. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to pay the bills. Meeting adjourned at 6:54 p.m. Debbie Whitman, Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 14, 2014

Meeting called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:02 p.m. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Ed Posgate. Cathy Heintz was absent. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate to accept the December 9, 2013 minutes. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurers report given by Coultes showing balance of $38,076.15 on 1/1/14. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Coultes will be out of town for the February meeting. The Village will be burning their own brush pile from now on. Miller commended the department members for a good job done on the Mill Street fire. The Village of Vanderbilt presented an award to one of the children at the residence on behalf of the Village and Fire Department. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were five runs last month, 1 in the township, 1 in the village, 1 no license in twp, 1 no license in village and 1 cancellation. Station 4 did a standby for a structure fire. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. Runs for December were a rollover on I-75, mutual aid for structure fire at Al’s Market on Otsego Lake, structure fire, car fire and gas leak. Lights received for #430. Hooks have been put on the ladder. 5 department members and one board member attended the Pigeon River Baptist Church dinner. Paul Elliott has been signed up for the National Registry test for MFR and is awaiting his testing date. Cadaret is still working on Mike Goddard’s date. Total runs for 2013 were 165. There were 193 runs in 2012. Two applications have been received and the Hiring Committee will have to meet. Cadaret would like ice grips for boots. If under $20 per pair, instructed to purchase 4 pair. If over $20, only get 2 pair. K. Cadaret thanked Tom Serino for delivering coffee from Mill Street Diner to the Mill Street fire responders. Miller asked if all equipment has been returned from past members. Danny Watkins currently has Melonie Floyd’s pager. Melonie is to turn in all equipment and reapply if she would like to come back. Andy Noeske still has a pager. Danny Moore has a Station 6 pager and is on a leave of absence. Quarterly report reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to transfer $1400 from Training to Maintenance and Repair with no change to total budget amount. Motion carried, 4-0. Budget for 2014-15 must be set in February. Coultes gave D. Cadaret prior permission to the use credit card to purchase pop for the pop machine. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m. Minutes recorded by Pat Coultes.

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES DECEMBER 9, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by Chairman Posgate at the fire hall. Board members present were Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, Cathy Heintz and Pat Coultes. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Dave Cadaret, Tom Serino, Mike Goddard, Allen Brown, Paul Elliott, Dan Watkins and Jon Boyd. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to accept the October 14, 2013 minutes. Motion carried, 4-1 (Heintz abstained). Motion by Coultes, with support by Miller, to accept the November 11, 2013 minutes. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 12/1/2013 of $41,232.27. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to acknowledge the Financial Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Discussion on why it was brought up last month to bill the Village for the burn at the wood dump. Members billed the department for 26 hours and approximately 10 gallons of fuel was used to start the burn. Matelski had brought up the proposal last month as an option to help the budget as the Village has a chipper but opts to burn this wood. Miller supported that department doing a community service. Coultes reminded the board that the Village gave an appropriation one year without the department asking for it. Jon Boyd reported that the pile contained cabinets, bed springs, approximately 80 bags of garbage, treated lumber and tires. Heintz instructed him that if the pile contains non-brush items next time, not to light it. Posgate reported on the email he received concerning health reform laws. Obamacare letters were distributed to the members by the deadline. Allen Brown asked for permission to use the Santa suit for Toys to Tots next year, which no objections. He also reported that any donations received for appearing in this role, he would be turning over for fire prevention. Coultes mentioned the charges for a meal provided during the wood burn and advised the department members to watch this and cut back. He also advised that an effort has to be made to lower the thermostat in the building when leaving. EMS Report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 2 runs in the village, 4 in the township, 1 no license in the village and 2 cancellations. HIPAA training was provided at the last meeting with a few members still needing the training. The Pigeon River Church will be hosting a dinner for department members and board members on 12/10/2013 at 6:00 pm. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. The roof ladder failed testing but the hooks have been found. Runs during the month reviewed which included a fire alarm, brush pile burn, tree on powerline and blocking roadway and use of the arrow board on I-75 in Waters. Fire Class has been cancelled due to lack of participants. Toys for Tots parade reported on. MFR class attendees have not taken National Registry yet. They were encouraged to get this done and Cadaret was instructed to make the arrangements for the test with Paul Elliott and Mike Goddard and testing fees can be repaid to the department through payroll deduction over three months. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to allow payroll deduction for National Registry testing fee. Motion carried, 5-0. Coultes reported that the Salvation Army has 4 foot wide file cabinets for $200.00. Concensus to pass on this offer. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:05 pm. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD 8039 CHEBOYGAN STREET, VANDERBILT, MI NOVEMBER 11, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Coultes at 6:08 pm at the fire hall. Board present were Pat Coultes, Bernie Matelski and Cathy Heintz. Darrol Miller and Ed Posgate were absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Dave Cadaret, Kassie Cadaret, Paul Elliott, Jon Boyd, Mike Goddard, Tom Serino and Vern Kassuba. Treasurers Report given by Coultes showing balance on 11/1/13 of $44,109.24. Motion by Matelski, with support by Heintz, to acknowledge the Treasurers Report. Motion carried, 3-0. Minutes from 10/14/2013 were not approved as only two of three members attending this meeting were present for the October Meeting. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. Only one run occurred last month, that of a missing person who wasn’t missing. #430 has been winterized. Pigeon River Baptist Church will be hosting a dinner for department personnel and their families. Date is to be announced. Fire Class will be starting 12/2/13. Brush pile was burned on 11/9/2013. Had ladder testing done with the roof ladder failing. Coultes asked that when do a brush burn for the village, to let the Chairman know. It was suggested that the Village be asked for a donation to cover costs for the brush burn as the Township pays for requested work. Permission given to order hooks for the 12” roof ladder on #402. Request for $130 for lights on #430 was discussed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Heintz, to get the lights with a limit of $150.00. Motion carried, 3-0. EMS report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 7 runs last month, 2 in the township, 3 in the village, 2 no license in village. Halloween went well with Mary Kern walking the town and Paul Elliott and Mike Goddard attending the event at the church. Dave Cadaret reported that they are tracing the electrical problem in #421 in-house. Patches have been ordered and reported to be in today. Pat Coultes presented an award win and certificate for 25 years of service to Tom Serino. Coultes asked if CPR certs are up to date. He was informed that everyone is okay but Rob Lafrinere’s need to be checked. HIPAA training has not been done yet – this will be done at the next business meeting. Coultes reported that Village Market has offered to take two rails out of the fence to make it wider for the winter so snowmobiles can access and to plow. Issue with packed snowmobile tracks and access to the parking lot discussed. Discussion followed with consensus to close the opening permanently. Heintz also suggested to post signs stating “Fire Department – No Snowmobile” in the parking area. Department was instructed to monitor the thermostats in the building. Item to consider in new budget year is a light for the flag pole. Motion by Coultes, with support by Matelski, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:47 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 14, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ed Posgate at 6:01 pm at the Fire Hall. Board members present were Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller and Bernie Matelski. Cathy Heintz arrived at 6:59 p.m. Pat Coultes was absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Tom Serino, John Boyd, Mike Goddard, Kassie Matelski and Paul Elliott. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to accept the September 9, 2013 minutes as presented. Motion carried, 3-0. Treasurer’s Report read by Posgate showing balance of $50,662.05. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 3-0. Complete Truck bill on #421 reviewed. Alternator and rear end were fixed, now transmission is out. Discussion followed on taking out of service vs. fixing. Quarterly report reviewed. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to increase the 2013-14 budget by $4,000.00, with money to come from fund balance. This $4,000.00 will be added to the Maintenance and Repair line item. Total budget to now be $84409.00. Motion carried, 3-0. Estimate from Alpine Transmission to fix transmission in #421 is $2202.90. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to approve Alpine Transmission’s quote of $2,202.90 for transmission work in #421 with a three year warrantee. Motion carried, 3-0. Posgate will get an estimate for the electrical work on #421. He will also ask Complete Truck about their bill. EMS Report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 5 runs in the township, 2 in the village, 2 no license in the village, 2 no license in the township and 1 cancellation. Fire Report given by Bernie Matelski. Four fire runs were reported. Pagers and uniforms were returned and Andy and Tyler Noeske. Some uniform shirts are in desperate need of cleaning (have to be dry cleaned). If shirts not worth cleaning, take off patches and throw away. Firefighter training is now scheduled to begin 12/2/13. Box for #418 would run $240.00. Cadaret would like lights for #430 at a cost of $130.00 (Galls). Jon Boyd explained the need. Stuff a Truck for Toys for Tots will be going on again this year, with the department participating. Halloween candy will be purchased. Department was instructed to use a back up pumper for parade vehicle and to leave main pumper at the department. Proposed HIPAA policy discussed. It was finally decided to strike item 10 and 11. Motion by Miller with support by Posgate to institute the HIPAA policy as board policy. Motion carried, 3-0. Heintz arrived at 6:59 p.m. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:01 pm. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING REGULAR MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:03 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Mike Goddard, Matt Tombarello, Dave Cadaret, Kassie Cadaret, Jon Boyd, Paul Elliott, Dan Watkins, Tom Serino and Debbie Whitman. Posgate will contact John Burt concerning the radio equipment not returned by members. Titles discussed. Whitman will move the old files to the hall. Motion by Heintz, with support by Matelski, to accept the August 12, 2013 minutes as presented. Motion carried, 4-1 (Matelski abstained). Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 9/1/2013 of $59,689.89. Twelve hours labor were charged for the scrap collected. Motion by Matelski with support by Heintz, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Tom Serino asked if the sale of #410 included the light bar, which it did. EMS report given by Kassie Cadaret. There were 5 runs in the township 1 in the village, 1 no license in the township and 1 cancellation. Two members passed the MFR class and will be going on to National Registry. A first aid station will be manned by Kassie Cadaret and Matt Adamek at the Burn Out at Mill Street Diner. Fire report given by Dave Cadaret. Fire runs reviewed which were structure fire on Elkland Drive, report of illegal burn and fire in the woods (legal burn barrel and a camp fire), gas leak on Old 27N and tree on power line on Grant Street. Power line training will be held at the firehall on 9/10/201, #405 was taken to Thunder over Waters, equipment has been returned by Nate Brasseur, Jessica Francis and Ted Kalinowski, and the Waters Fire Department has new chief. Matt Tombarello was introduced and is a prospective new member. He is already certified in New Hampshire, which is also good in Michigan. He has been approved by the department and Hiring Committee. Resignation received from Nathan Brasseur. Fire Class starting on 10/14/2013 with two department members attending. Work books will be needed. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to hire Matthew Tombarello as a new member. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to accept Nathan Brasseur’s resignation. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to approve two fire fighters to attend class. Motion carried, 5-0. Heavy duty hangers have been received. Name plates and service pins have been ordered. #416’s drop tank had to be taken in. It needs a new liner and #418’s is leaking. Patch kit is coming and will be patching #416’s to put on #418. Drop tank frame had to be welded. #430 transmission is leaking. There is only 69 miles on it since the last repair. Posgate will talk to Alpine Transmission. #418’s cabinets need attention as they are rusting out. Tractor Supply has some that could be used. Cadaret was instructed to get a price. Members were asked to look at the truck but Posgate decided to move the Fire meeting back to the fire hall. A new radio company will be servicing the radios. NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800 need to be completed county wide so that the county is eligible for grants. Coultes reported that he obtained a price from Elkhorn Grill for the banquet dinner. Cost would be $7.50 per plate (chicken, red potatoes, vegetable, rolls and punch). Dept. members and one guest each, as well as board members and a guest from the Fire Board, township and village will be paid for. Outside guests will be charged $7.50 per person. Head count is needed by 10/6/13. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to set a $1000.00 ceiling for banquet expense. Motion carried, 5-0. Heintz felt that Coultes should have obtained more than one bid and he welcomed her to get more. Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on 10/12/13. Plaques will be ordered for Firefighter of the year and Responder of the year. Airpacks are still getting tested. The proposed HIPAA policy has been emailed to Ingrid Fleming for review but a response has not been received. Whitman will follow up on this. Matelski thinks it’s wrong to make them drive to Gaylord to get information sheets from 911 and/or the hospital. Heintz suggested holding workshops to get the SOG’s in order. The discontinued use of cameras on the rigs was discussed as this was disallowed per a previous member. Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to put the cameras back on the trucks. Motion carried, 3-2 (Heintz and Miller voted no). SOG will be written for their use. Matelski asked what should be done with the fence behind the department that was broken by snowmobiles last year. Coultes will take this issue to the Township. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING REGULAR MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 12, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Pat Coultes at 6:03 pm at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Darrol Miller, Cathy Heintz, Pat Coultes and Bernie Matelski. Ed Posgate was absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Dave Cadaret, Danny Watkins, Willie Marsh (6:12 pm) and Danny Moore (6:12 pm). Correction of minutes of 7/8/2013 to change ad date to 8/12/2013. Motion by Miller, with support by Heintz, to accept the 7/8/2013 minutes with the change. Motion carried, 3-1 (Matelski abstained). Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance of $62,700.06 on 8/1/2013. Motion by Heintz, with support by Miller, to accept the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Motion carried, 4-0. Coultes presented a letter of resignation from department member Roger Cole. Motion by Matelski, with support by Heintz, to accept the resignation from Roger Cole. Motion carried, 4-0. EMS report given by Dave Cadaret. There was 1 village run, 5 township runs and 1 no license in the village and 2 in the township. Jaws training was held. Will be at the Back to School bash on 8/17/13. Fire Report given by Cadaret. Four runs were reviewed. Fire drill at Horsell Manor went well. Air pack bottles have been tested. MFR class has started with two members attending. Golf Outing went well. Rear bumper and exhaust has been fixed on #421. #430 had the transmission fixed again. Locking cabinet built behind #416. Scrap was cleaned from hall and turned in for $346.00 and asked for some of this to replenish the depleted pop fund. Miller suggested they be allowed half but purchases to be made with the credit card. Power line training will be held at our hall on 9/10/2013 with other county departments to be invited. Willie Marsh offered to check with Ron Karslake on using his bucket truck to run a rope up the flag pole. The Road Commission will be using the hydrant to fill their trucks and will be meeting with them tomorrow. We will not be attending Truck Days at the Sportsplex. One bid received for #410, that from Willie Marsh in the amount of $1425.00. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes to accept the bid of $1425.00. Motion carried, 3-1 (Heintz voted no). Department files that were stored in the office file cabinet discussed. Miller thanked Dan Moore for putting on the Jaws training. Cadaret reported that are two new applicants and a Hiring Committee would be needed. Miller presented a proposed HIPAA policy per the class we attended. Whitman will send this to Ingrid Fleming for her recommendations. HIPAA compliancy to be presented to department members. Posgate will be instructed to contact John Burt about the outstanding radio equipment that has not been turned in from past members as there was no response from the letters sent to them. Heintz reported that a meeting was held with Valerie Handy with Coultes and herself attending. There is a rural development grant requiring matching funds that allows five years to make the match. Prior priorities were reviewed and it was decided that priorities now should be 15 sets of turnout gear, 15 SCBA’s and a fill station. Coultes and Heintz will finish filling out the grant forms. Coultes reported that 3 dress shirts are needed for members, 6 name tags and service pins are also needed. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to buy brass and shirts needed. Motion carried, 4-0. Banquet to be held on 10/12/13 at the hall. Heintz has problem with paying for the banquet. Discussion on Responder of the year and inviting the village and township boards. Dan Moore reported that NIMS compliance of department members has to be turned into John Burt by 9/1/2012. Allen Brown will let the board know what is needed from the fundraiser funds for fire prevention week. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:08 pm. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES APRIL 8, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Chairman E. Posgate at 6:03 p.m. at the Fire Hall at 8039 Cheboygan Street. Board members present were Pat Coultes, E. Posgate, D. Miller, B. Matelski and C. Heintz. Others present were Tom Serino, Jon Boyd, Dan Moore, Dan Watkins, Dave Washburn, Mike Goddard, Kassie Matelski, Dave Cadaret, Allen Brown and Vern Kassuba (arrived at 6:18 p.m.) Motion by D. Miller, with support by B. Matelski, to accept the March 11, 2013 minutes. Motion carried, 4-1 (Posgate abstained). Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 4/1/2013 of $83,025.88. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Matelski asked that public comments be made during the public comment designated area instead of throughout the meeting. It was suggested that a second comment are could be added at the end of the meeting. Jon Boyd apologized for losing his temper and walking out of the meeting last month. He would like to come back on the department, but as a fire fighter only. 90 day probation period suggested by several members. Coultes questioned what would stop the loss of temper from happening again or from happening on scene and voiced his opinion to not allow return. Heintz stated she would be abstaining from a vote as Jon is a shirt tale relative and felt Jon did a good job when he did his job but was taking on too much at one time. Maturity level was an issue. Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to put Jon Boyd back on the department with a 90 day probation period. Matelski and Posgate voted in favor of the motion, Miller and Coultes voted against the motion and Heintz abstained. Due to the tie vote, Posgate as Chairman, made the executive decision to put Boyd back on the department. Miller recommended returning the tanker to the DNR as the money is not available to do the necessary renovations and dropping the insurance on this rig and #410 which is being stored at the school. Cadaret has contacted Darley on #410 and a dealer is supposed to contact him. Miller also recommended cutting the Chief Engineer Stipend. Motion by Matelski, with support by Posgate, to return the rig to the DNR and drop the insurance on both this rig and #410. Motion carried, 4-1 (Heintz voted no). Matelski noted that positive press like the Herald Times Chief article is needed by the department. A quote of $475.00 was received from Comfortable Heating for servicing the furnace and replacing the thermostats. It is $2.00 per foot for the rubber molding weatherstrip for the garage doors. 69 feet is needed. Motion cy Heintz, with support by Miller, to allow up to $150.00 for door rubber molding weatherstripping from Overhead Door Specialist. Motion carried, 5-0. Coultes reported that they are working with the State to see if a raffle license is needed for the 50/50 drawing and fundraiser. Allen Brown reported that the casino donated 18 holes of golf, dinner and drinks and he is also working with Pepsi. Miller recommended that common sense be used when in the vehicles. The plow is only to be used of on a run and it is needed. Coultes suggested a log book be put in #430. #430 is not shifting. Members directed to have this fixed. EMS Report given by Kassie Matelski. There were 19 runs in March with 5 no license (4 in township and 1 in village. #421 was thoroughly cleaned. Jaws training is being set up and other departments will be invited to participate. A workshop on rural EMS is being held on 5/9/13. Cadaret reported that Ted Kalinowski is supposed to have access to a grant from Kitchen Farms to replace the lights with halogen/LED lights. Roster reviewed. Members not responding discussed. Heintz wants attendance sheet at next board meeting. Letter to members discussed requesting intent of non responders. A banquet will be planned for October 5 or 12. Golf outing has been moved to July 27. Miller reported that he asked that today’s meeting be held at the firehall to familiarize board members with the equipment. Cadaret was instructed to have Northern fill the cascade system. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. Runs reviewed.. #416 had rust in the fuel tank which caused it to have problems running. He will seek more quotes as Zaremba quoted a new tank at $1,100 and tank/straps at $1,441.00. A fall fire class has been applied for and Mike Goddard and Roger Cole would be attending. A MFR class will start in August and Mike Goddard is interested. Dave Cadaret reported he has a generator for sale for $200.00 and it would be good for #402 as one person can carry it. This was discussed and no action was taken. Dan Watkins is handling the pump testing quote. Cadaret is waiting on the HIPPA changes to arrive and if they are not received by next month he will get with Station 6. Cadaret also would like to eliminate the Chief Engineer position. He would like the Assistant Chief to handle these duties and the maintenance duties would be shared by the Chief and Assistant Chief. Miller recommended using the Purpose and Scope from five years ago. Posgate is looking at adjustment in positions to adjust wages. 2012-12 quarterly Report reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to transfer $400 from insurance to capitol outlay, $225 from insurance to supplies, $300 from Wages Other to Supplies, $10 from utilities to training and $200 from Telephone to Maintenance and Repairs with no change to total budget amount. Motion carried, 5-0. The Otsego County Chiefs’ meeting will be held in Vanderbilt and use of the Corwith Township Hall was requested. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MARCH 11, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Pat Coultes at 6:10 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Members present were Pat Coultes, Bernie Matelski, Cathy Heintz and Darrol Miller. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Jon Boyd, Tom Serino, Dave Washburn, Dan Moore, Allen Brown and Jack Deming (6:50 pm). Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller to approve the February 11, 2013 minutes. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer's Report given by Coultes showing balance on 3/1/13 of $53,944.19. Motion by Heintz, with support by Matelski, to accept Treasurer's Report as submitted. Motion carried, 4-0. Jon Boyd reported that the EMS written report is in the office and he did not have the key with him to get it. It did state there were two roll over runs on I-75. Heintz wanted to place an additional $16,250 in capitol outlay for the 2013-14 budget. Discussion followed with concensus to leave budget as proposed and revisit at a later date. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept the 2013-14 budget as written with revenue of $80,409 and expenditures of $80,409 and revisit in July. Roll call vote: Miller - yes, Matelski - yes, Coultes - yes, Heintz - no. Matelski reported that Dave Cadaret has an application in for Fire Chief but it is locked in the office. Jon Boyd does not want the position. Coultes stated Cadaret would be fine for a temporary fill but has some questions for him concerning plowing in Johannesburg, which Miller confirmed and had talked to Cadaret about. Cadaret has sent 6-8 reports in to the State and is waiting on confirmation of receipt. Motion by Miller, with support by Matelski, to accept Dave Cadaret as chief if he will take it. Motion carried,3-1 (Heintz voted no). Allen Brown asked about fire firefighter wages which have been $10 per hour for about 10 years. Coultes proposed that instead of increasing stipend to officer to spread out among the members. The CO detector was received and was upgraded for free as the model ordered was not available. Whitman reported that Frontier can supply both phone and internet service for $109.98 per month with free installation with a 2 or 3 year agreement.. Motion by Heintz, with support by Miller, to go with a two year agreement with Frontier for phone and internet at $109.98 per month. Motion carried, 4-0. Bid to be sought to clean furnace and replace thermostats and will be looked at when received. April meeting to be held at the fire hall. Miller reported that some EMS run sheets need to be reviewed concerning some complaints received and an opinion on HIPAA is needed concerning this. He suggested that possibly the rig not be relicensed and just run MFR. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to contact a lawyer for opinion on HIPAA. Motion carried, 4-0. Discussion held on members responding to runs. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 3-1 (Heintz voted no). Heintz wanted to hold Jon Boyd and Dave Cadaret's checks until certain things were done. At 7:25 pm Jon Boyd left, leaving his pager with the board members. Matelski confirmed hours have been put in by the two in question. Heintz questioned if the township maintenance person would do the maintenance at the fire hall. Wages will be discussed when Cadaret and the full board are present next month. Allen Brown submitted and letter and flyer for the golf outing planned for Memorial weekend. He also asked Coultes for assistance with the paperwork for the fund raiser. Jack Deming encouraged the board to select a mature chief for the members to follow and to work together and reported on the fundraiser he has been working on for the department. Pipeline meeting at Treetops will be held on 3/20/13. Meeting adjourned at 7:57 pm. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 11, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:03 pm at the Corwith Township Office. Members present were Bernie Matelski, Ed Posgate, Darrol Miller and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Jon Boyd, Dan Moore, Paul Elliott (6:15 pm), Ron Smith (6:17 pm) Allen Brown (6:19 pm) Tom Serino (6:19 pm). Heintz requested minutes reflect that she gave Matelski a five year plan and proposed research on turnout gear. Jessica Forman should be changed to Jessica Francis. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2013 meeting as changed. Motion carried, 4-0. It was suggested that the time be taken for sizing of new turnout gear but would be indebted to order from the company doing the sizing. Treasurer’s Report read by Matelski showing balance of $26,091.89. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Miller reported that he spoke with Jon Deming and that Station 6 rigs are owned by the County not Station 6. They are asking $10,000 for 624. A comparable rig is selling on Firetech for $25,000-$35,000. Station 6 is going to gas engines instead of diesel. They are willing to take $1,000.00 down to hold the rig with the remainder due after the start of the new fiscal year. It is unsure if the budget can absorb the purchase of another rig. Discussion held on leaving the ’84 till spring and see how bad it is. A list of equipment that is on it and what the rig is capable of needs to be compiled. Wiring issues on #421 discussed. Posgate will contact John Burt tomorrow with Miller suggesting to wait until spring to decide what to do. Matelski informed the board that a portable CO detector is needed for the department. We recently responded to a run that had high levels of CO but our responders were not aware of this until Station 6 arrived. Miller agreed but added that that same type as Station 6 has should be purchased. Motion by Posgate, with support by Matelski, to purchase a CO monitor for $234.00. Motion carried, 4-0. Whitman will check phone and internet prices through Frontier. John Boyd reported the furnace needs to be cleaned and three thermostats replaced. Get professional to do and will be priority after April 1. Vern Kassuba will be contacted to see if this is covered in the Township budget. Jon Boyd reported he is anticipating burning the village wood pile on Saturday. Ted Kalinowski did not bring the chain saw in but Tom Serino days he did but is now staying away. The department chain saw is in need of a chain. Clear sheeting was put over the chevron on #402. EMS report given by Jon Boyd. There were five runs in the village, 4 in the township, 1 no license in the village, 1 no license in the township. February training will be assessment of the patient and scene safety. Fire Report given by Jon Boyd. The four runs since the last meeting were reviewed. #402 is in service. Pump testing is due for #405 and #402. CSI will be contacted for a quote. DOT inspection and service on all trucks is also due. This was done by Complete Truck and Trailer last year after calling for quoted. He was instructed to schedule this for April. Paul Elliot said he had a problem getting confirmation numbers when calling Consumers Power and there is also a lack of pole numbers. It was suggested that the work order # be obtained from the utility repair truck that shows up on scene. Discussion on Chief appointment held. One Chief applicant has not showed up since the Hiring Committee last year. Miller asked for a list of members, active members and support staff for next meeting. He also suggested that a certified letter be sent to non-responding members asking for equipment back and welcoming them to reapply should they return to area. He also feels that the people doing the paperwork are underpaid and noted that if Dave and Jon billed for hours put in, it would be a lot more than what they are being paid. Run reports have not been filed with the State since 2008. The only way to submit with our software is to send as an email attachment. Chief is responsible for the fire reports and Clerk handles the personnel files with Miller recommending that our Clerk be given a key to the office. Members agreed except for Heintz. Jon will get the key. Jon also informed the Board that he does not want the Chief position. Fit testing needs to be done. Dan Moore will follow up on this. Posgate reported that Dave Cadaret will take the Chief position but not at the stipend that is currently given. Board will decide how to proceed and asked that Jon stay in his position until the decision is made. Allen Brown asked for the Board’s blessing to do a fundraiser (raffle) at the golf outing. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Matelski doesn’t feel we should publish minutes at $30.00 per month with discussion following. Heintz reported she picked up shirts at the Salvation Army for department members but patches would cost $3.00 each for 100 patches thru New Century Signs. Image Factory was also checked but they were more expensive than New Century. Budget prepared for 2013-14 with revenue at $80,409 and expenditures of $80,409. Meeting adjourned at 8:43 pm. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING REGULAR MEETING MINUTES - JANUARY 14, 2013

Meeting called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:00 pm at the Corwith Township Office. Board member present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Cathy Heintz and new members Darrol Miller and Bernie Matelski. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Mike Goddard, Tom Serino, John Boyd, Dave Washburn, Paul Elliott, Dan Watkins, Kassie Matelski, Dave Cadaret, Valerie Handy, Melissa Powell, Ted Kalinowski, Jessica Forman Francis and Dan Moore. Motion by Miller, with support by Coultes, to accept the December 10, 2012 minutes. Motion carried, 5-0. Valerie Handy from USDA Rural Development explained the basic qualifications for USDA grants/loans. The application being worked on by Mary Kern was not submitted because she thought a loan denial was needed. Valerie explained that loan funding would have to be investigated and this is calling a minimum of two banks to inquire on rates and terms. Person giving quote must be noted. Grant percentage is based on medium household income. Rural Development runs on the federal fiscal year but are currently running under a continuing resolution. A prioritized list of what is needed should be compiled. Treasurer's Report read by Coultes showing balance of $22,474.26. Motion by Matelski, with support by Miller, to accept the Treasurer's Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Jessica Francis and Ted Kalinowski were offered an executive sessions with the officers that submitted a letter of complaint which they accepted. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to enter into executive session at 6:35 p.m. Roll call vote: Posgate - yes, Miller - yes, Matelski - yes, Heintz - yes, Coultes - yes. Motion by Posgate, with support by Miller, to close the executive session and reopen the regular meeting at 7:42 p.m. Motion carried, 5-0. EMS report given by Kassie Matelski. There were seven runs last month, 4 in the village and two in the township. Fire report given by Jon Boyd. The thirteen fire runs last month were reviewed. #402 is getting chevron at New Century Signs. #405 and #402 are due for annual pump testing. DOT inspection and annual service is due in April. He asked to purchase a chain saw. Ted Kalinowski offered to donate a Stihl chain saw to the department. Old push mowers are taking up space and he would like to get rid of them. He was advised to get payment before handing over the mowers. Boyd also stated that the 4 1/2" hard suction hose is not needed. It was suggested he check with other departments to see if they need it or advertise in Firedog. Posgate advised that Roger Spreeman had spoken with him and the flag and flag pole were his donation for the burn at the apartments. He also advised that he would pay something towards a department sign. Village brush pile needs to be burned. Fence discussed. Coultes reported that it has been reported that #430 has been used for plowing other than at the department. This is not to be used for anything other than the department and for emergency runs. Department vehicles are not to be pulled out of the garage for space for personal vehicles. Non-department member visiting the firehall need to sign in and have a department member with them. Quarterly report reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Matelski, to transfer $159.00 from Audit/legal to miscellaneous, $1,011.00 from Training to Supplies, $1400.00 from utilities to Supplies and $500.00 from Utilities to Wages - Training. Motion carried, 5-0. #421 is having electrical issues. Unable to run heat in the front and back at the same time and barely have any lighting in back of the truck. Ted Kalinowski offered to do a circuit draw test with no objections. Dan Moore will check with Jon Deming on the units he has for sale. Motion by Miller, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Heintz recommended compiling GAVE MATELSKI a five year plan and a priority list with prices PROPOSED RESEARCH ON TURNOUT GEAR. Meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING REGULAR MEETING MINUTES - DECEMBER 10, 2012

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:33 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Ed Posgate, Clayton Boone, Cathy Heintz and Pat Coultes. Others present were Tom Serino, Dave Washburn, John Boyd, Kassie Matelski, Bernie Matekski, and Matt Adamek (arrived at 6:38 pm). Posgate questioned the location of 410 and was informed it was at the school bus garage. John Boyd was informed that Matt Adamek could be reinstated. Station 4 members will not be on Station 6 rigs unless asked. If working off Station 4, responders can only operate to the MFR level. If responding for Station 4, responders can not grab equipment and go with another station. Corrections to October minutes will be changing Forman to Francis and adding “with Whitman stating amounts owed”. Motion by Coultes, with support by Heintz, to approve the 10/9/12 regular meeting minutes with corrections and the 9/24/12 special meeting minutes. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurers Report for November and December given by Coultes, with November’s balance at $32,191.29 and December $25622.51. Motion by Boone, with support by Posgate to accept the Treasurer’s Reports for 11/1/12 and 12/1/12. Motion carried, 4-0. Promised donations from Burnside burn and Wolverine mud run discussed. Letters to be sent. Heintz suggested that promised donation be in writing with Coultes adding that they be paid in advance of the service. Posgate relayed request for the department to assist with the tree lighting event on 12/20/12 at 6:00 pm. Motion by Posgate, with support by Boone to change the meeting time to 6:00 pm. Motion carried, 3-1 (Heintz voted no). Boyd reported that he is still waiting on some parts for 4-2. At this time, there is no one to fill the Chief Engineer position other than himself. Chevron is needed for the back of 402. October fire runs reviewed by John Boyd. Ladder testing is complete. Roof hooks are being sought for the ladder that failed. Arrow board received from the County. November runs reviewed. Firefighter I and II has been cancelled due to lack of students. October EMS runs reviewed by Kassie Matelski. 6 runs in village, 3 in township and 3 no license in village. November runs had 3 in the village, 1 in the township 1 no license in village and 1 n license in township. Toys for Tots competition explained. December training will be on CO poisoning, splinting, C collar, backboarding, ked boarding, removing patient from vehicle and stokes basket. Letter from department officers received. A letter will be sent to Ted Kalinowski and Jessica Francis requesting their presence at the January meeting. Probationary members completed probation last month, put no Fire Board meeting was held to address the issues. Paul Elliott is still probationary. No one is requiring additional probationary time. Engineer pay discussed. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay John Boyd for Chief and Chief Engineer with retro active pay on the Engineer. Motion carried, 4-0. If Boyd obtains three quotes on the chevron for 402, he can proceed. Boyd reported he has no use for the 4 1/2" hose other than as a relay hose between drop tanks. Heintz suggested putting it for sale in the fire magazines or put it up for bids. The grant that Mary Kern was working on was not submitted, as it required a loan denial to be submitted. Motion by Coultes, with support by Heintz, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:12 pm. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 8, 2012

Meeting called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:32 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Allen Brown, Roger Cole, John Boyd, Dave Washburn, Tom Serino, Ted Kalinowski, Jessica Forman, Paul Elliott, Matt Adamek. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to accept the minutes of the September 10, 2012 regular meeting. Motion carried, 2-1 (Heintz voted no). A vote was not taken on the special meeting minutes of 9/24/12 as Noeske was absent from the meeting and would abstain so a quorum would not be voting on the minutes. Noeske also felt that the special meeting was not legal as he was not informed of the meeting until the day of the meeting. Heintz was running list of receivables WITH WHITMAN STATING AMOUNT OWED. Treasurer’s Report read by Posgate showing balance on 10/1/12 of $42,530.51. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 3-0. Dave Cadaret’s letter of resignation as Chief and appointment of Kassie Matelski as EMS Coordinator effective 10/1/2012 reviewed. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to accept Dave Cadaret’s resignation as acting Fire Chief of the VCFR from the letter submitted only. Motion carried, 3-0. John Boyd reported the pump heaters and heat shields have been installed on #402. The list of other items needed is being compiled and cost (without shipping) is approximately $3113.00. Quote for CSI work was $3,627.00. Discussion followed. Motion by Noeske, with support by Heintz, to allow expenditure of $3,500.00 on parts needed for #402. Motion carried, 3-0. Formal letter to be sent to the Village Council and Corwith Township Board asking for assistance in defraying the costs of putting #402 in service. Noeske reported that a note had been placed on the bulletin board at the fire hall stating EMS reports had to be completed within 24 hours of the run. John Boyd stated this has been taken down. Ted Kalinowski wanted clarification on driving the EMS rig. He has fire fighter training council approved driving courses but does not have CEVO. This will be clarified by contacting Med Control and our insurance carrier. Written fire report reviewed by John Boyd. Prospective member Paul Elliott was introduced. He has been approved by committee for support staff. Ted Kalinowski said that his EMS report was changed after he submitted it. Letter from Kassie Matelski concerning EMS reports was reviewed. No action was taken. Allen Brown will be presenting has Fire Prevention program at the school at 9 a.m. on 10/23/12. A smoke trailer has been found for next year and Allen is following up on it. Meijers will be having a fire safety campaign on 10/27/12 and the department has been invited to attend. Heintz suggested passing out waters on Halloween with “Remember to Vote – courtesy of VCFR” on them. Posgate offered to donate two pizzas for the 5th/6th grade pumpkin decorating. Heintz is working with the school to do a community cookbook with proceeds to go to the fire department. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to accept Paul Elliott as a new member. Motion carried, 3-0. Quarterly report and budget status reviewed. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to transfer $41,400 to capitol outlay with this increase in the total budget to come from fund balance. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to transfer $1000 from utilities, to insurance, $200 from training to insurance, and $800 from telephone to insurance. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to transfer $1000 from Maintenance to supplies. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 10, 2012

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ed Posgate at 6:31 pm at the Corwith Township Office. Board present were Pat Coultes, Cathy Heintz, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske and Clayton Boone. Others present were Debibie Whitman, Roger Cole, Dan Moore, Dave Cadaret, Allen Brown, Dave Washburn, John Boyd, Bernie Matelski, Ted Kalinowski, Jessica Francis, Mike Goddard, Doug Fopma, Kassie Matelski and Tom Serino. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to acept the minutes of the August 13, 2012 meeting as written. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer's Report given by Coultes showing balance on 9/1/2012 of $42,839.85. Motion by Heintz, with support by Boone, to accept the Treasurer's Report as submitted. Motion carried, 5-0. Coultes noted that the donation from Andy Blazic and the fundraiser have been deposited. He also informed the members that he is only one member and that he should not be come to for answers, the answers should come from the Board. He is available at the market for brief things but not continuously. Dave Cadaret reported that the DNR tanker can now be picked up as the proof of insurance is in. He reported he talked to Coultes, Posgate and Boone on obtaining it now. He also stated that the department name must be on the rig's door before the year is up. He was also informed that no money can be put into this vehicle this budget year. John Boyd is working on the prices for the items that are needed for the California truck - which will now be referred to as #402. He obtained quotes from CSI and Scientific for the heat shields and pump heater. CSI quoted $3600.00 and Scientific quoted $1200.00 but Boyd said that Scientific wasn't on the same page. Motion by Noeske, with support by Coultes, to send #402 to CSI for quote work submitted at $3627.00. It was the concensus of those present to forego having a banquet and put the money that would be spent toward the truck. Roll cal vote taken on the motion at this point. Noeske - yes, Posgate - yes, Coultes - yes, Heintz - no, Boone - yes. Motion carried, 4-1. Discussion followed on what to do with #410. Allan Brown submitted a bid to purchase the truck to use in his Fire Prevention program and would like some lights left on it. Suggestion made to put up for bid with a reserve or contacted Darley to see if they are interested in it as it is the first of its kind to be made. After the equipment is removed, it is to be stored outside. Sign for building discussed. Boone reported that materials alone would cost $1004.88. He does have some foam that he is willing to donate but would have to seam it with glue which could fail. Posgate felt it was better to wait until the better sign could be afforded. Boone will look at the old sign to see what can be done with it. A vinyl decal for the window will be sought. Heintz wanted update on training for members, Halloween purchase and Fire Prevention Week. Cadaret is waiting to hear on the fire class. Allen Brown is preparing for Fire Prevention week - money from the fund raiser and the Blazic donation will be used to fund this. Brown is also working on a golf outing at BlackBear to benefit the department. He would like #418 and the new tanker to be there. Coultes recommended that one good golf outing in one year would be better than several smaller ones. O'Rourke Farm fire bill discussed. Ted Kalinowski explained Mancelona 's procedure on billing insurance. Board gave approval to reduce bill to $1500.00. Heintz thanked board and members for the hours they volunteer and feels that the members should be paid. She then asked Whitman to volunteer her salary. Whitman explained half of her salary already goes back to the department and would take her request into consideration. Written Fire Report reviewed by Dave Cadaret. Two trucks and the EMS rig have been requested at the Auto Show at Mill Street Pizza this weekend. Department members are in favor of the fund raiser suggested by Jack Deming but would like to wait until spring. Dave Cadaret has not been able to contact Danielle Woodard on her lack of participation. A letter will be sent to her requesting she return all equipment issued. Cadaret will get with Mary Kern on Chris' intentions. Turnout gear for members going into Firefighter I will be needed. SCBA tanks need to be tested. Some with bb valves need to be replaced, Prices to be sought for what is needed. EMS report given by Kassie Matelski. 20 runs since last meeting with 10 in the village and 10 in the township. There were two no license runs in the village. Three applications were received for Chief - Doug Fopma, John Boyd and Ted Kalinowski. Open Meeting Act discussed. Each candidate was asked why they want to be Chief and if they would stay on the department if they were not chosen. Ted Kalinowski stated he is dedicated to public safety and is at that time in his career where is he looking at administration. He has been an officer on another department for several years and is dedicated to the community. He would be willing to stay on the department if not chosen. John Boyd stated that he is a life long resident of the area and knows the pump points and Pigeon River Forest. He has been engineer for three years and is ready to move up. He felt that the Chief of the department needs to be from Vanderbilt. If he is not selected Chief, he will be stepping down as engineer and will be "going on the back burner". Doug Fopma felt he could organize and move the department along. He is experienced in fire and EMS. He lives in Gaylord and is a business owner. He would stay on the department if not chosen. Applicants were discussed. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to appoint the Fire Chief at a meeting to be held on 9/24/12 at 6:p.m. Motion carried, 4-0. Noeske left at 8:20 p.m. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to write a former letter to the township and village for help in defraying the cost of getting the new truck ready for service. Motion carried, 4-0. Allen Brown requested the presence of Fire Board members at fund raisers and fire prevention programs. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to cancel department cell phone contract (department members use their own). This can be reviewed in the future. Motion carried, 4-0. Noeske is supposed to be checking on the camera SOG with Jon Deming. Meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 13, 2012

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:31 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Cathy Heintz, Don Posgate, Andy Noeske and Clayton Boone. Others present were Roger Cole, Dan Moore, Dave Cadaret, Allen Brown, Dave Washburn, John Boyd, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, Ted Kalinowski, Jessica Francis, Mike Goddard and Debbie Whitman. Motion by Coultes, with support by Boone, to accept the July 9, 2012 minutes as written. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 8/1/12 of $80,801.22. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Posgate reported that he had received a call from John Boyd requesting a special meeting for a truck purchase and had asked John to contact the vendor who agreed to wait until tomorrow for a response from us. Only one response was received from the ad placed for a fire chief. Darrol Miller had submitted an application to the department in early July and has not had a hiring committee yet. John Boyd suggested running all chief candidates through the department hiring committee and was informed that the chief position was a responsibility of the board, not the Hiring Committee. A letter will be sent to Curt Boyd asking for his assistance as a consultant to the department. Clayton Boone presented his proposal for a department sign. He suggested a two-sided sign on a bracket so that it would be visible from Old 27. This would be a dimensional sign. Discussion followed. He will put together hard numbers for the next meeting for two signs – larger sign on the north side of the building and a smaller sign on the east side of the building. Posgate will check the Village ordinance on signs for square footage allowed. Cathy Heintz reported she talked to Dana at the DNR. Fire Danger signs are available for purchase and could be updated daily between department personnel and DNR personnel. A forestry grant is available and Heintz will let Mary Kern know. Motion light is not working on the building but this is a township issue. Four air tanks are out of service at the department. EMS Report given by Dave Cadaret. There were nine runs in the village, five in the township and 2 no license in the village. Danielle Woodard has only attended one MFR class. Cadaret is attempting to contact her to see if she plans to attend. Whitman was instructed to pay for the class anyway. Three applicants approved by the Department and Hiring Committee were introduced, those being Mike Goddard, Theodore Kalinowski and Jessica Francis. Roster will be full with these additions. Whitman will contact the insurance company on roster size. Noeske left at 7:07 p.m. Mark Paolino has been on the department for two years and has not taken fire training yet. Chris Kern out of area. Motion by Coultes, with support by Heintz, to accept the three new members. Motion carried, 4-0. Dave Cadaret reported he was approached about using Burnside Apartments for training. New owner Roger Spreeman is willing to give a sizable donation for this. This would be a county wide, as well as Hudson Township, training session. Cadaret asked for permission to proceed with this training burn. He was informed to make sure everything is in order such as proof of sale, DEQ approval, permits, sign off by attorneys. Roger Spreeman is working on all the legal documents. Cadaret reviewed the July fire runs. We currently have 28 air tanks in use, 4 bad tanks and 7 need valves replaced. There are not enough air bottles for the portable packs to send members to training. It may be possible to have the valves replaced on the tanks when they are tested. Approximately 10-12 air bottles are needed. Northern Tank will be checked on the testing and value replacement. Heintz requested a testing schedule. Ted Kalinowski offered to supply this. Noeske returned at 7:40 p.m. Cadaret will be checking at the Firemen’s Festival for turnout gear, gloves, etc. Jack Deming had contacted Dave Cadaret on holding a bike show fundraiser. He has some businesses willing to sponsor. The Village has already agreed to close part of Cheboygan Street for this. All department members are not aware of this yet. A date has not been set. Mutual aid agreement completed with the DNR. The DNR has a tanker available to replace #418. It is a 1991 International automatic. Darrol Miller suggested getting it and parking it until work could be done in the next budget year. It would require some tank work and the addition of a Newton. John Boyd reported on the 1995 International GT5301 pumper found in California. Cost is $30,000.00 plus $4,200 for flat bed shipping. Specs given. Trucks in Gaylord and Waters were seen by Cadaret and Boyd and both were flat nose rigs and were not acceptable. Ted Kalinowski reported that both Bellaire and Central Lake have pumpers for sale and offered to make calls on them and let the department know. Motion by Heintz, with support by Boone, that Ted contact John Boyd and Dave Cadaret with the price of these trucks. They will go over to review the Bellaire and Central Lake trucks. If neither meet the price or criteria set, they have the authority to go through with the California truck at $30,000.00 plus $4,200.00 for transporting. Roll call vote: Heintz – yes, Boone – yes, Noeske – no, Posgate – no, Coultes – yes. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to give John Boyd authorization to spend up to $34,000 if local truck meets all our needs. Roll call vote: Posgate – yes, Noeske – yes, Coultes – yes, Heintz – yes, Boone – yes. Coultes noted that we have only used 30 days of the 90 given to decide on the DNR rig and suggested asking to see if we can wait one year to put the rig into service. We can then decide at the September meeting on whether to proceed. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JULY 9, 2012

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:30 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Members present were Pat Coultes, Don Posgate, Andy Noeske, Clayton Boone and Cathy Heintz. Others present were John Boyd, Dan Watkins, Roger Cole, Kassie Matelski, Dave Cadaret, Tom Serino, Debbie Whitman, Dave Washburn, Dan Moore, Darrol Miller, Marilyn Cole, Mike Czykoski, Doug Fopma, Danielle Woodard, Melissa Powell and Vern Kassuba (6:33 pm). Spelling correction on “boyd” noted. Motion by Coultes, with support by Heintz, to accept the minutes of the June 11, 2012 meeting with the spelling correction. 4-1 (Posgate abstained), Motion carried. Treasurers Report given by Coultes showing balance on 7/1/12 of $91,389.13. Motion by Heintz, with support by Boone, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Posgate read the letter from Upnorth Fire announcing their closure. Noeske reported that he asked the Township for $10,000.00. He also reported that Jon Deming has offered to be a consultant over operations and incident command. He would like a letter sent asking him to give us his help. This is supposed to be free of charge. Darrol Miller also offered to do the same and has the same qualifications. He turned in an application to the department today. Dave Cadaret then stated that if someone qualified could be found, he would step down from acting chief. He would be willing to accept assistant Chief or Captain. Heintz suggested advertising for a chief for one month after John Boyd stated that qualified people reside in this town but the position has not been advertised. Discussion followed. Motion by Noeske, with support by Heintz, to send a letter to Jon Deming asking him to give us help in incident command and oversee our operations. Roll call vote: Noeske – yes, Heintz – yes, Boone – no, Coultes – no, Posgate – no. Motion failed. Motion by Boone, with support by Posgate to send letter requesting Jon Deming and Darrol Miller to help in incident command and oversee our operations. Motion carried, 4-1 (Noeske voted no). Fire Hall work should be done in about one week. Boone will donate his time if the Board supplies the materials for a new sign. Czykoski reported that the perception in town is that the Department paid for the firehall repairs when it fact it was the Township. EMS report given by Kassie Matelski. Ten runs for June – 3 in the village, 7 in township and 1 no license. Heintz contacted Burnside Apartments. They are willing to donate the flagpole there. Motion by Noeske, with support by Boone, to send letter to request permission to get the flagpole and to thank them for the donation. Motion carried, 5-0. At this time, Dave Cadaret stated that he did not want the EMS Coordinator position either. Mike Czykoski reported that an MFR class will start on August 2. Cost will be $250 per person. If the person completes the class and tests out, the $250 will be refunded to the department. An EMT class will begin in September. Darrol Miller suggested that the Chief and those types of positions be filled with locals. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to amend the SOG on page 4 Fire Chief A to read “be a member of the VCFR Department and have two years experience in fire fighting”. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to amend SOG EMS Coordinator qualification 1 adding “the lowest being an MFR”. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Coultes, with support by Noeske, to strike SOG Item 5 under the EMS Coordinator qualifications. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Coultes, with support by Noeske, to amend SOG Assistant Chief qualification to read “FF1 with membership in the VCFR Department. Shall attend and pass fire fighter training classes as mandated by law. Shall be appointed by the Fire Chief. Motion carried, 4-1 (Heintz voted no). Ad to be placed in Our Home Town and Gaylord Herald Times for applicants for the Chief position using qualifications from SOG. Applications and resumes to be submitted by 8/13/2012. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. Four applicants approved by the department and Hiring Committee were presented for memberships, those being Douglas Fopma, Matthew Adamek, Roger Cole and Danielle Woodard. Motion by Posgate with support by Noeske to accept all four new members. Motion carried, 5-0. June fire runs were reviewed. Cadaret and Boyd drove the fire truck in Waters that is available for $12,500. They are waiting hear from Dave Duffield on the truck that is going to be available from Gaylord. If the millage requests passes, $60,000 to $80,000 will be available for equipment. Darrol Miller suggested a truck could also be financed and that if more than $30,000 is put into a truck, a go with a new truck. Discussion followed. Valves have been replaced on #416. Gary Koronka is offering a portable trash pump with two sections for $1200.00. This is worth $2800 new with about $1300 of additional items. Motion by Heintz, with support by Noeske, to purchase the portable pump with two sections and floating strainer for $1,200.00. Motion carried 5-0. Quarterly report reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to transfer $1800 from Equipment to Repairs and Maintenance. Motion carried, 5-0. Cadaret reported the siren is fixed on #430. It was covered under warrantee but may not be warranteed if breaks again. #405 was in the Lumberjack Parade in Wolverine. Noeske suggested an SOG for cameras. Cadaret reported that Kassie Matelski is willing to take over as EMS Coordinator. John Boyd will look into people savers for #405. Whitman suggested that is something is requested from the Township or Village, that it be in the form of a formal letter. Heintz addressed the dress code discussion of last month. She felt that the SOG on dress code needs to go further in that if a shirt is not up to standards of good representation, the insignia should be removed or the shirt turned inside out. Dan Watkins added that if the shirt is paid for by an individual, the Board should not have a say in it. Discussion followed. Dave Washburn added that when an SOG is in place, then he will follow it. A back-up beeper is being added to #430. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JUNE 11, 2012

The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Pat Coultes at 6:30 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Andy Noeske, Clayton Boone and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Mary Kern, Dave Cadaret, John Boyd, Dave Washburn, Kassie Matelski, Dan Moore, Marilyn Cole, Curt Boyd, Debbie Whitman, Jack Deming (6:37) and Tom Serino ((6:52). Mary Kern reported that she is working on grants as a volunteer. Nine grants were completed over the weekend. Should hear back on some in November. Most are 50% match grants. FEMA is a 70/30 grant and USDA has no match. She will continue to submit through the summer as grants become available. Motion by Noeske, with support by Boone, to accept the May 14, 2012 minutes with the correction made prior to the meeting. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 6/1/12 of $98,221.14. Motion by Heintz, with support by Noeske, to accept the Treasurer’s report as given. Motion carried, 4-0. Coultes reported there are some checks outstanding from FY 2010-11 in the amount of $828.82. Whitman advised him there is a different procedure on uncashed checks through the Department of Treasury. Akron Brass check has been received. EMS Report given by Kassie Matelski. There were 12 runs last month – 5 in the village, 5 in the township and 2 no license available. Fire Report given by Dave Cadaret. He reported that the members are working great. John Boyd has been doing much of the assistant chief’s duties. Doug Heintz helped on the fire reports. Runs for May reviewed which included the apartment fire, duplex fire, illegal burn, power lines down, tree on powerline, fire alarm, mutual aid for brush fire and tree on fire. #430 will be going to assist at the airshow. Approval given to pay members ½ time for this. Fire reports were discussed. Alternator in #421 replaced. Valve cracked (froze) on #416 – in process of getting replaced with a butterfly valve that is rebuildable. John has been researching trucks for sale in the $25,000 range and is finding that they either have a sale pending or are junk. Has found 6-8 in the $42,000 range. Discussion followed. John was instructed to look in the $35,000 range and if something is found to contact members ASAP. Suggested that a local department be asked to look at found trucks. Email and proposed millage wording from Attorney Bryan Graham reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Noeske, to place the following on the November 6, 2012 ballot: Village of Vanderbilt-Corwith Township Fire Authority Proposal for Fire Operational and Equipment Purchase Millage This proposal will permit the Village of Vanderbilt-Corwith Township Fire Authority to levy up to 1.25 mills for the purpose of providing funds for the Operational and equipment purchase expenses of the Authority fire Department. Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on Taxable property within the territorial limits of the Village of Vanderbilt- Corwith Township Fire Authority (the Township of Corwith, County of Otsego, Michigan) be increased by up to one dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25) per thousand dollars ($1,000) (1.25 mills) of the taxable value on all taxable property within the territorial limits of the Village of Vanderbilt- Corwith Township Fire Authority for four (4) years, 2012 through 2015 Inclusive, for the purposes of providing funds for the operational and Equipment purchase expenses of the Authority fire department, and shall The Village of Vanderbilt-Corwith Township Fire Authority be authorized to Levy such millage for these purposes? If approved and levied in its Entirety, it is estimated that the 1.25 mills would raise an estimated $80,409 for the Village of Vanderbilt-Corwith Township Fire Authority when first levied in 2012. ( ) yes ( ) no Motion carried, 4-0. Motion by Coultes, with support by Heintz, to authorize a good faith deposit of $1,000.00 to hold a truck for 48 hours after which determination will be made, with furnished written documentation from Authority showing payment forthcoming. Motion carried, 4-0. Dave Cadaret further reported that Mike Czykoski is done with the fire reports but wants to keep him on the payroll as he will be in and out of court for the next 6-7 years on the apartment fire. Dan Moore has been helping on grant work. The fire Saturday night (grass fire) was intentionally set. Burn about the size of a desk. This has been happening throughout the county. Cell phones are not charging. Curt Boyd suggested checking with Dave Duffield to see what Station 2 has. Should Dave Cadaret go over in minutes on his personal phone, board will cover. Verizon will be checked to see whats available. Dave would like ID maker. He was advised that Station 6 will do this for us for just the cost of the cards. Dave proposed making John Boyd assistant chief and is only asking for an additional $50 per month. Discussion followed which included having Kassie handle EMS alone (Dave prefers to keep as is), Noeske actively looking for chief, department suggestions, SOGs, dividing pay of the four positions among three people. After discussion, it was decided to review this again in one month. Banquet to be held on 10/20/12 following an open house at the department. Department logo apparel again discussed. Members were instructed to act and wear in a professional manner. Heintz has not received an answer from Unipro on a flagpole yet. John Boy asked if he could clean up the antique. Clayton Boone offered to help. Pat Coultes asked John to go to Don Karslake to get the history on the truck. It was also suggested that the Karslake Family be honored by the department. Motion by Noeske, with support by Boone, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MAY 14, 2012

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:29 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske, Clayton Boone and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Tom Serino, Allen Brown, Dan Watkins, Dave Washburn, Dave Cadaret, Marilyn Cole, John Boyd, Doug Heintz (arrived 6:31 pm), Mike Czykoski (arrived 6:33 pm) and Billye Thatcher (arrived at 6:45 pm). Dan Moore arrived at 6:45 pm. Noeske wanted correction to April minutes stating he said that we still needed to have a May meeting because we have too many things going on. Motion by Noeske, with support by Heintz, to approve the April 9, 2012 minutes with this addition. Motion carried, 4-1 (Posgate voted no). Treasurer's Report given by Coultes showing a balance of $101,953.88 on 5/1/12. #410 is out of service as a pump truck as the pump has to be removed, rebuilt and reinstalled. Two estimated were received from Upnorth Fire and CSI - both over $8,000.00. Other issues with the truck are cap corner rot, rear main leaking, seams splitting on tank, and heat shield rot. Discussion on the $25000.00 truck found similar to what we have. Mike stated that these trucks go quickly and different trucks are offered each week. Most are refurbished and recertified. Discussion on replacement of this truck and how to fund it. Valerie Handy will be coming over on Friday to start grant work. It was suggested that a recertified refurbished truck may be the best bet. Fund balance of $25,000 - $30,000 could be used but would an increase in the millage request 1.25 mills replenish the fund balance. Motion by Coultes, with support by Noeske, to get ballot wording from the attorney for 1.25 mills for 3 year for operation of and equipment for the department on the November 7, 2012 ballot. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Posgate - yes, Noeske - yes, Boone - yes, Heintz - yes. Darley will be contacted before getting rid of #410 as this was the first four door unit they made. Posgate stated he apologized a couple times to Mike Czykoski after his resignation as chief. Mike stated that his decision was not over the $25,000.00 for a rig but over the chairman's attitude. He stated it was a stressful week and he felt it was inappropriate for a board member to come in and give him crap. He felt he couldn't be paid enough to do this job and that his sanity and well being were more important. Posgate reported that he had contacted Dave Cadaret and he is willing to do the Chief's job for the time being. Mike Czykoski will complete his fire reports but requested $15.00 per hour to complete these reports (estimates 10-12 hours). Motion by Posgate, with support by Boone, to pay Mike to do the reports. Motion carried, 5-0. Mike confirmed at this time that he is resigned from the department completely. Noeske felt that there should have been an emergency meeting instead of Posgate appointing an acting Chief. Posgate explained that this was a temporary thing until the meeting. Dave Cadaret stated he is willing to do the job to the best of his ability until a qualified replacement is found. He then requested an executive session. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to enter into executive session at 7:22 p.m. Roll cal vote: YES - Coultes, Posgate, Noeske, Boone, Heintz. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to close the executive session and reopen the regular meeting at 7:42 pm. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes to appoint Dave Cadaret Chief and EMS Coordinator at $300/month and Kassie Matelski Assistant EMS Coordinator at $100/month. Roll call vote: Heintz - no, Boone - yes, Noeske - no, Posgate - yes, Coultes - yes. Motion carried. Billye Thatcher addressed the board on the plans for the Pumpkin Festival the first weekend of October in 2013 and invited the department to participate. Thoughts offered were first aid station, fire prevention education, 50/50 raffle. Three wood sculptures can be obtained from one of the vendors for $300 and could be used as a prize. Dave Cadaret reviewed the written fire (4 runs) and EMS (13 runs) reports. Application from Melissa Powell presented. Both the Hiring Committee and department members have given their approval. Motion by Noeske, with support by Heintz, to accept Melissa Powell as new member. Motion carried, 5-0. #405 needs new batteries which will cost about $600.00. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to purchase new batteries for #405. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to appoint Danny Watkins Captain. Motion carried, 5-0. A light is needed above the north door at the fire hall (in Township remodel bid). Switch at first hydrant needs to be fixed and a pole light is needed at the back hydrant. Fence by fire hall will be pulled as it is a safety issue. Danny Moore questioned who gets officer position – these go to the most qualified. Dave Cadaret will check on the SOG that Mike was working on concerning ordering/wearing of department logo. He will also get the address updates from Equalization. Concerning reflective signs, it was suggested that this is a peoples choice issue. Brief discussion on the Akron Brass offer of reimbursement and how to check on it as well as what to do with the old unused equipment/possessions of the department. Noeske questioned how to find a new chief with John Boyd requesting that the Chief be from Vanderbilt. SOG requirements will be brought back at the June meeting. Cadaret will be changing the department meeting back to Tuesday starting in June. Heintz wants to meet every month which the board is. She also brought up the computer and locked cabinet issue again and a back up flash drive. Doug Heintz offered to familiarize Dave Cadaret on fire reports as a volunteer. He was instructed to keep track of his hours. Coultes reminded the department members to get receipts when the credit card is used. Heintz has no update on the flagpole and the road clean up has been squelched. Allen Brown would like to start working on a fundraiser again this year for fire prevention week as he did last year at MC Sports and would like the board to pay for a thank you ad if he raises the money for everything he wants to purchase. Tom Serino reported that the Memorial Day service will be held at 1 pm at the cemetery. He asked that a rig/truck be at the service. Department members were reminded to exhibit a positive, professional attitude when wearing the department logo. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES APRIL 9, 2012

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:32 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske and Cathy Heintz. Clayton Boone was absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Dave Cadaret, Mike Czykoski, Tom Serino and Jack Deming who arrived at 7:03 p.m. Motion by Noeske, with support by Coultes, to accept the March 12, 2012 minutes as written. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing balance on 4/1/12 of $103,394.88. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. End of year (2011-12) quarterly report reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to transfer $35 from Miscellaneous to Supplies with no change to the total budget amount. Motion carried, 4-0. Heintz reported that she talked to Jeff Ratcliffe on USDA grants and funding and was given Valerie Handy as a contact in Traverse City. Money is available for 2012 and applications are being taken for 2013 for non/construction grants and loans. She is willing to work with Mary Kern on getting a grant. She was instructed to have Valerie come to the meeting in May and if she is not available to come to the May meeting, the May meeting will be cancelled. NOESKE WANTED TO HAVE A MEETING BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO MANY THINGS GOING ON. ISO rating explained and discussed. Coultes is willing to pursue setting up a raffle if the department members are willing to sell tickets. Mike reported that there is some interest depending on the event. Cathy had checked on a trip from Passageways to offer as a prize. Also suggested to offer cash value instead of trip and if not enough tickets were sold to have a 50/50 drawing with other donated prized. Jack Deming arrived at 7:03 p.m. Heintz did not have any further update on the flagpole. Adopt a highway was discussed. Closest area on I-75 was between Parmater and Winters Roads. She will check on an area of Old 27 in Corwith Township. Dave Cadaret reviewed his written EMS report. Mike Czykoski reviewed the runs on his written Fire report. He is going through the mutual aid agreement with Wolverine to make sure it is NIMS compliant. Volunteer time sheets have been made up. Fire Departments have been charged with doing the permits for fireworks under Act 256 of 2011. Narrow banding will be happening in August. The Pipeline Group meeting was held last week. Annual maintenance and DOT inspections are being done on the trucks. This is running about $400 per truck. Mike emailed a follow-up to Akron Brass but has not heard anything back yet. Jack Deming suggested that a sign stating what the fire danger is should be put up in Pigeon River. He and Tom Serino will be attending the Pigeon River Advisory Council meeting to suggest this. Mike will also follow up on this . Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MARCH 12, 2012

Meeting called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:01 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske, Cathy Heintz and Clayton Boone. Others present were Mike Czykoski, Dave Washburn, Dave Cadaret, Bill Holborn and Tom Serino. Correction noted to change #418 to #410 on second page of February minutes. Motion by Noeske, with support by Coultes, to approve the February 12, 2012 minutes as corrected. Motion carried, 3-0. Treasurer's Report given by Coultes showing balance on 3/1/12 of $85,006.76. Motion by Heintz, with support by Noeske, to acknowledge the Treasurer's Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Discussion on call made to Posgate by Heintz concerning snowplowing. #430 has been used a couple times to assist rescue vehicles in getting into driveways. Heintz had requested that if Stan is out for the Village if he could make a couple passes for the department. John Boyd does the plowing for the department and it was noted that he only charges half of the hours that he works. Stan also has assisted at the well site and at the department. Discussion on call to Equalization Department made by Heintz. Mike already gets address updates through Station 6. Posgate informed Heintz that she has no authority on her own. She acknowledged that she had overstepped her bounds. She also priced reflective address signs and at this time decided to not share this information. Noeske reported that the township had budgeted $30,000 for fire hall repairs. Boone wants snow plowing to stop against the fence. He was informed that it was not coming from the department side but was coming from the other side. Options for the fence were discussed. Heintz reported that she contacted Unipro on a flag pole. Unipro will donate the materials and are looking at getting it together. A 25 - 30 foot freestanding pole would be acceptable. Mike Czykoski reported that some members had ordered embroidered clothing a year ago and had not picked it up from the vendor. He has had this picked up and paid for. He will put together an SOG addressing the issue of ordering and wearing of department logo apparel. Heintz suggested that if something is ordered with the department name, that a copy of the invoice be given to the clerk. Quarterly report reviewed with no action necessary. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to adopt the 2012-13 budget with revenues of $65,380.00 and expenditures of $65,380.00. Motion carried, 5-0. EMS Report given by Dave Cadaret. In February, there were 7 runs in village, 3 in the township and 1 no license in the village. Fire Report given by Mike Czykoski. Runs for since last meeting were a structure fire on 3/29, rollover on I-75 on 3/2, line down on 3/3 (not billable) and a cancelled fire alarm on 3/6. He met with Risk Management and will be getting SOG's on logos and speaking to the media, etc. Mike was approached by Dan Mattson from Wolverine about renewing the mutual aid agreement. He will be working on updating theirs with ours from 2003. We currently have 4 gallons of foam to fight ethanol fires. He is getting prices together for a bulk order for all the stations. Thousands of feet of 1 1/2" hose was obtained from the old GP plant as well as miscellaneous equipment. This will be distributed to the departments that want it. The Pipeline Group meeting will be held on 3/21/12 at Treetops. Narrow banding is moving forward. Mitigation plan moving through LEPC. Discussion on increasing John Boyd's stipend. It was noted that he volunteers many hours in addition to having a full time job and had been given a 25% pay cut when the cuts were made. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to raise John Boyd's stipend to $130.00/month. Motion carried, 5-0. This will begin 4/1/12. The next Fire Board meeting will be April 9, 2012. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13, 2012

Meeting called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:31 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate and Andy Noeske. Others present were John Boyd, Allen Brown, Mike Czykoski, Dave Washburn and Tom Serino. Board member Cathy Heintz arrived at 7:12 p.m. Motion by Noeske, with support by Coultes, to approve the December 12, 2011 minutes as written. Motion carried, 3-0. Treasurer's Report given by Coultes showing balance on 1/1/12 of $57,435.53 and on 2/1/12 of $58,533.35. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to acknowledge the Treasurer's Report. Motion carried, 3-0. Mike Czykoski reported that Akron Brass has said that a check in the amount of $1000.00 is being processed for labor to replace the recalled actuators. He will check on its status. Posgate read letter from the Village Planning Commission thanking the department for their assistance at the tree lighting event. Motion by Noeske, with support by Coultes, that should the scheduled training day fall before the scheduled pay day, payroll will be prepared for the training day. Motion carried, 3-0. EMS Report given by Mike Czykoski. December runs - 2 in township, 1 in village, 2 no license in township and 1 no license in village, 1 mutual aid. January runs - 7 in village. Cage fight scheduled for 2/25/12 discussed. They will have a contracted ambulance service present from outside of Otsego County. Fire Report given by Mike Czykoski. 3 runs in December - mutual aid to Gaylord, traffic control for PIA on I-75, and downed cable wires. 5 runs in January - 3 mutual aids, 2 car fire (one with suppression. All hazard training was held at Treetops on 1/28/12 with five members attending. O'Rourke barn fire was reported on. Turnout gear for Dan Moore has been received. Andy Noeske is in EMT training. Light boards being purchased through Otsego County for outlying stations. Cathy Heintz arrived at 7:12 p.m. The fence by the fire hall has been hit by a plow on the west side of the fence. Noeske reported that the fence, insulation and door work will be discussed at the Township budget meeting. Czykoski asked for comments on the Firefighter Code of Ethics that was distributed. Pipeline Group meeting will be held at Treetops on 3/21/12. Coultes commended the department members as moral is up. Time and efforts donated are very appreciated. He also suggested that should the $1000.00 by received by Akron Brass that it be earmarked for a banquet. Allen volunteered to get prices for hoodies or shirts for the next meeting. Quarterly report reviewed with no action necessary. Work began on the proposed 2012-13 budget. Coultes asked Czykoski for costs to keep the department current. It was noted that the heat shield on #418 is rusting out. A tanker will be needed in the next five years. Service needed on the SCBA's. Turnout gear will be needed in the next couple years. A five year plan is . A large purchase is not foreseeable with the current budget level. Czykoski would like to see the Chief Engineer and EMS Coordinator have a stipend raise. He offered to keep Chief stipend as is. This was taken under advisement. A budget was proposed with revenue of $65,380.00 and expenditures of $65,380.00 (see attached). The millage request was recommended at 1 mill for two years. Next meeting will be held on 3/12/12. Allen Brown reported that he is starting to work on Fire Prevention week. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES DECEMBER 12, 2011

Meeting was called to order by Chairman Ed Posgate at 6:32 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske and Clayton Boone. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Mike Czykoski, Dave Washburn, Dave Cadaret and Tom Serino. Clayton Boone was sworn in as the Village appointee. Ed Posgate gave an update on the casino. Both the February and March meetings will be held so that a budget can be created and adopted. Motion by Coultes, with support by Noeske, to accept the October 10, 2011 minutes as written. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes showing a fund balance for November 1 of $58,063.79 and for December 1 of $56,768.61. Another $700 check has been received from the Village of Vanderbilt. The valve has been sold to Elmira Township for $250. $250 will be paid for the use of the Jaws. Hazmat has been billed. Motion by Posgate, with support by Boone, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Posgate asked if some members could be present at the 12/15/11 tree lighting at Memorial Park to assist in having the children cross Mill Street. Both Dave Cadaret and Andy Noeske have completed ICS 300 and 400. Question asked on the status of board member Cathy Heintz. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to request that the Township replace their at-large member. Motion carried, 4-0. EMS report given by Dave Cadaret. November had eight runs – 5 in the township, 2 in the village and 1 no license in the township. In December, there were 10 runs – 3 in the village, 4 in the township, 2 no license in the village and 1 no license in the township. Fire Report given by Mike Czykoski. Some hose testing was done. All passed and testing will resume in the spring. Department was on standby for the 50k marathon on 10/15. We were the only EMS department represented on the route. Mass casualty training was held in Gaylord on 10/12. Reimbursement for replacing the actuators that were recalled may be forthcoming at the amount of $500 per actuator. Training in Gaylord was held on 11/8. This included search and rescue, wall breaching, forcible entry and self extrication. On 10/17, there was a multi-car accident on I-75 as well as on 12/3 (just over county line). Mike asked for use of the township hall for the Chiefs Meeting to be held next Monday. EMT classes will be starting on 1/5. Classes to be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Dan Moore is attending Fire class. His turnout gear is on order. John Boyd will be challenging FFII. Mike is working with Andy and Richard. Pat Coultes will look into licensing to hold a raffle. Tom Serino suggested window decals and smoke detectors as good PR items. Motion by Posgate, with support by Boone, to pay the bills. Meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 10, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:32 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate and Andy Noeske. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Dave Cadaret, Dave Washburn and Dan Moore. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to accept the September 13, 2011 minutes as written. Motion carried, 3-0. Treasurer's Report given by Coultes showing balance in general fund of $61,796. $700.00 from received from the Village of Vanderbilt and $24.27 from taxes was deposited on 10/1/11. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to meet every two months instead of monthly. Motion carried, 3-0. Next meetings will be held in December, February and April. If something comes up requiring board attention, Fire Board will meet in the odd months. Motion by Coultes, with support by Noeske, to pay all bills when come in. Motion carried, 3-0. Posgate will inform Boone of the change and Noeske will inform Heintz. Noeske reported that Posgate will talk to Elizabeth Haus on the fence variance. The electrician is scheduled for replacing the lights. Water well will be worked on later in the week. Discussion held on having an ambulance or a 4 x 4. Written Fire Report reviewed. There were two runs, a go cart fire which was cancelled and a legal burn. Also noted were the pipeline dinner attendance and the fundraiser at MC Sports. John Boyd and Mike Czykoski attend the Firemen's Festival and purchases reviewed. Andy Noeske and Dave Cadaret are taking ICS 300-400. Dan Moore, Richard Simcek and Andy Noeske will be in Fire Fighter I starting next week. Dan Moore needs turnout gear. Motion by Noeske, with support by Coultes, to transfer $2000.00 from Maintenance and Repair to Equipment for turnout gear and $110.00 from Maintenance and Repair to Audit and Legal. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to purchase turn out gear for Dan Moore up to $2000.00l. Motion carried, 3-0. EMS Report given by Dave Cadaret. Last month, there was 1 run in the Village, 2 in the township and 1 no license in the Village. Andy Noeske has passed National Registry. Richard Simcek is retesting. Allen Brown reported that the fundraiser at MC Sports went well with $125.00 raised. Brown invited the board members to attend the fire prevention program at the school. Ruler and emergency number cards and tips will be distributed. Motion by Noeske, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 3-0. 500 glow necklaces will be ordered for Halloween. Dave Cadaret and Kassie Matelski will handle getting candy for Halloween. Meeting adjourned at 7:21 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 8, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:32 pm at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate and Clayton Boone. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Erick Thorpe, Tom Serino and Dave Cadaret. Motion by Posgate, with support by Boone, to accept the July 11, 2011 regular meeting minutes as written. Motion carried, 3-0. Treasurer's Report given by Coultes showing 8/1/11 balance of $68,441.26. Motion by Posgate, with support by Boone, to accept the Treasurer's Report. Motion carried, 3-0. It was noted that the MFR books are not in the Station 6 library, therefore, our department has to pay for the books and will be kept with the department. The request from Chief Czykoski was heard to have cable installed so local channels and the Weather Channel would be in the department. Whitman will check on the cost. Boone suggested that the Weather Channel is available online. Coultes reported that Czykoski would also like to have approval to purchase items at the Firemens' Festival. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to approve up to $2500.00 for expenditures, with five checks, for Mike Czykoski to go to the Firemens' Festival. Motion carried, 3-0. Czykoski's written report was received. Dave Cadaret gave the EMS report. There were 9 runs total last month - 2 in the township and 2 in the village, 3 no license in township and 2 no license in village. One department member and one Fire Board member are attending the MFR class. Erick Thorpe addressed the board, requesting that he be put back on as support staff. Coultes informed him that he would have to reapply after a leave and the Board could decide if he would have to complete the entire leave requested. Coultes suggested that he remain on the nine month leave of absence. The process had been established in the past. Erick was not aware that he would need to reapply to the department. He was instructed to wait until the Chief and full board was in attendance next month. He was informed that he could chose to have an executive session if wanted. Tom Serino showed the board the fire dog he was presented for his retirement from the department. This was a gift from a member of the public. Motion by Coultes, with support by Boone, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 3-0. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JULY 11, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:30 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board present was Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske and Clayton Boone. Cathy Heintz was absent. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Mike Czykoski, Tom Serino, Dave Washburn, Erick Thorpe, Marilyn Cole and Dan Moore (arrived at 6:46 p.m.). Motion by Noeske, with support by Boone, to accept the minutes of the June 13, 2011 meeting with corrections (typos). Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer's Report given by Coultes, showing balance in account as of 7/1/11 of $71,125.32. Motion by Posgate, with support by Boone, to accept the Treasurer's Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Whitman reported on her meeting with Adam Gandolphi on the insurance. The new policy replaces a piece of destroyed equipment with new up to the limit of the insurance instead of replacing with like equipment. Mike will review the values of the rigs. Ordinance 2011-2 Amendment to Fire & Emergency Services Ordinance was presented. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to adopt Ordinance #2011-2 Amendment to Fire & Emergency Services Ordinance. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Posgate - yes, Noeske - yes, Boone - yes. Quarterly report reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to transfer $110.00 from Insurance to Audit/Legal. Motion carried, 4-0. Posgate presented a letter from Randall Richter requesting the department burn the structure on his property in the village. Mike reported that no departments are doing this due to DEQ regulations which make it cost prohibitive. Whitman will send a letter advising the property owner of this. Coultes reported that the Village's final payment of $2,500.00 was reported on the Treasurer's Report of 4/1/11. He also reported that he had not purchased a file cabinet yet as he would like to check Big Lots first as they usually have them for $110.00 opposed to the $195.00 at Dunn's. He also checked on computer prices in Gaylord and found nothing cheaper. $60.00 could be saved on software thru Intuit. Full board should be present for a vote on this matter. Noeske reported that he is still getting bids on the lighting and building needs. Pressure has been turned down at the well. Bridgeway did come out but things are still not correct. The list of items sent to the meeting by Heintz were reviewed. Concerning the Baptist Church - OCEMS had been contacted by Ms. Teal and the chief's number was given to her. The Village's last payment was included with the 4/1/11 Report - not the 5/1/11 report. Billable runs are so stated during the Fire Report and revenue, when received, is shown on the Treasurer's Report. New proof of insurance was in vehicles prior to 7/3/11. MFR class has 1 confirmed attendee so far - Station 6 supplying books to use with deposit. No other problems with cars parking in the well access road have occurred. Audit reports were received just prior to the July meeting and were distributed to members. Coultes reported that the Our Home Town bill is showing a charge of $30 for the synopsis. Prior to this month, the charge had been $18. Motion by Coultes, with support by Noeske, to publish full minutes and discontinue synopsis printing. Motion carried, 4-0. EMS report given by Mike Czykoski for Dave Cadaret. There were 12 runs in June 2 in village and 3 in township responded to, no license available for 3 in village and 4 in township. There happened during the period of 8 am to 6 pm, MFR class begins next month. #421 air ride system issue was resolved by Dan Moore. Fire report given by Mike Czykoski. There were 7 runs last month which were a powerline down (all ready billed) in Woodland Hills, call to Unipro, grassfire, low power line, PI rollover, vehicle fire w/no suppression, accident on 6/30/11. No additional billable runs during the last month. The extrication training held at our department turned into multi departmental training. Many thanks to Dan Moore for putting together the training as well as obtaining a Volt to familiarize department members with electrical cars. #430 assisted at the air show and at Treetops for fireworks. The Department has been invited to assist at the fair. Mike may not be able to attend the August meeting due to the MFR class. Ask Board to consider expenditures for the Firemen's Festival as Mike will be attending. Letter from Erick Thorpe received, requesting a nine month leave of absence dated 6/21/11. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to accept the letter. Motion carried, 4-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JUNE 13, 2011

Meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:31 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Mike Czykoski, Dave Cadaret, Dave Washburn, Erick Thorpe, Danny Moore and Tom Serino. Heintz questioned if insurance bids were sent out and was informed as we are part of a par-plan, there is an agreement that other agencies will not bid against a par-plan. Motion by Coultes, with support by Noeske, to approve the April 11, 2011 minutes. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes. June 1 balance was $80,548.59 and June 1 balance was $77,898.73. Motion by Heintz, with support by Posgate, to accept the May 1 and June 1 Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Motion carried, 4-0. 2011-2 Amendment to Fire Charges Ordinance presented. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to adopt Ordinance 2011-2 Amendment to Fire and Emergency Service Charges Ordinance. Roll call: Posgate – yes, Coutles – yes, Noeske – yes, Heintz – yes. Budget status report reviewed. Over $10,000.00 has been spent and will double when insurance is paid. Coutles reported that he priced a computer and four drawer locking file for the office at $1685.00. This does not include the locked tower. Discussion followed. Motion by Heintz, with support by Posgate, to purchase four drawer locked file cabinet for $209.16, if needed. Motion carried, 4-0. Mike Czykoski recommended that Fire Programs not be renewed. Fence between department and Village Market has quote to be fixed at $2,576.53. This will be going to the township. Cars associated with Burnside Apartments have been parking on the access road to the well. Noeske will address this with the Burnside manager. Heintz asked if the lighting bid had had any action and Noeske reported it did not. She also reported that there was a leak in the roof in the northwest corner and that the lights in the first bad did not work one evening. Also wants to paint the north wall (repairs are needed on the wall). Noeske will check the lights, roof and bulding. EMS report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 7 runs in April (5 in township and 2 no license. Czykoski is following up on the run for Station 4 that did not get dispatched out. In May, there were 6 runs (2 in township, 1 in village, 2 no license in township and 1 no license in village). Czykoski is working on holding a MFR class in August. There will be no charge for the class but there will be for books testing and incidentals. He would like to have five attend from the department. He also suggested that the board consider a four door picket with topper as a replacement vehicle for #421 when the time comes. Fire Report given by Czykoski. In April there were 3 runs and in May 6 runs. Additional SOG on lights and siren being worked on. Other departments have requested our SOG’s. Training held since the last meeting included DNR Wildfire Awareness, training at well, Hazmat I training and full scale disaster drill. Czykoski suggested emailing draft minutes. Mike billed for using our Jaws at a PIA - $250.00 was received. Mike and Dan Moore will be doing a presentation/training on the Jaws of Life on 5/25/11 for the department. Treetops has requested a four wheel drive vehicle and staff (Mike sending two) to be on hand for their fireworks display. Dave Washburn volunteered. Czykoski reported that Doug Heintz did respond to the McKibben fire which was the first response in months. Some comments were made by other department members and Doug has now turned in all his equipment. Erick Thorpe requested executive session. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to enter into executive session at 8:25 p.m. Roll cal vote: yes – Coultes, Posgate, Noeske, Heintz. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to close the executive session and reopen the regular meeting at 8:55 p.m. Motion carried, 4-0. Upon reviewing Ordinance 2011-2, it was discovered that it did not include the charge for a structure fire. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to rescind the motion to adopt Ordinance 2011-2 Fire and Emergency Service Charges Ordinance Amendment. Motion carried, 4-0. Discussion held on publishing minutes vs. synopsis. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to publish the synopsis. Motion carried, 3-1 (Heintz voted no). Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

There are no minutes for May, as the May, 2011 meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum.

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES APRIL 11, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:33 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske, Clayton Boone and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Richard Simcek, Mike Czykoski, Dave Washburn, Erick Thorpe and Tom Serino (arrived at 6:43 p.m.). A check for $2500.00 was given to Treasurer Coultes from the Village of Vanderbilt. Cost of turnout gear is approximately $200 for helmet, $1800 - $2000 for bunker pants and jacket, $120 - $200 for boots, $30 for gloves, $25 for hood and $300 for SCBA mask. Cost of an SCBA is approximately $6,000.00. A couple helmets do need to be replaced. Motion by Boone, with support by Noeske, to accept the March 14, 2011 minutes as written. Motion carried, 4-1 (Heintz abstained). Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes. Balance in checking is $78,958.93. Revenue for March was $26,546.46. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Noeske will find out how to correct that ordinance publication as the change made by the Board was not in the publication notice sent over by the attorney. Discussion held on what would be needed to move the Clerk and Treasurer into the station office. Czykoski’s concerns on Fire Programs were heard. Insurance bids will be sought in May. Building repairs and light bids have not been taken to the Township board yet. Heintz suggested looking into “adopt a highway”. EMS report given by Mike Czykoski. 10 runs last month with 3 responded to in the township and 1 no license in the township. One run was responded to in the village, 2 had no license and 3 were cancelled. Fire report given by Mike Czykoski. There was one run last month which was a chimney fire which was out on arrival. Since the beginning of the month, we had an I-75 rollover which was cancelled and one downed power line which occurred before the ordinance was published. Mary Kern is working on a grant with the State of Michigan for wildfire gear. Czykoski requested approval to purchase two helmet. Five members attended the Pipeline Group meeting. The copy machine is being moved back to the office. Trim paint is needed for the fire hall. Fence needs to be repaired. Mike will try straightening the fence while options are looked at. Board Chairman needs to sign 20 copies of the SOGs. Czykoski will not be at the May 9 meeting as EMT class is starting. Fire reports for the VCFR did not go through per the fire reports link. Czykoski requested that the board put together protocol for wearing clothing with the department name on it. 2010-11 final quarter budget report reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to transfer $149.00 from Training to Audit/Legal and $191.00 from Training to Equipment with no change to the total budget amount. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MARCH 14, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:35 pm at the Corwith Township Office. Board members present were Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske, Clayton Boone and Pat Coultes. Others present were Debbie Whitman, Allen Brown, Tom Serino, Mike Czykoski, Richard Simcek, Dave Cadaret, Erick Thorpe and Patrick Dunham. Motion by Noeske, with support by Boone, to accept the minutes of the February 15, 2011 meeting as written. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes. Balance as of 3/1/11 was $56,007.13. Revenue for February was $7,719.25. Motion by Boone, with support by Noeske, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Czykoski will check if equipment from mutual aide could be billed through our department under the new ordinance. Fire and Emergency Services Ordinance discussed. Section 3 – Exemptions will have the following addition: D – Fire calls not requiring suppression. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, that Vanderbilt Corwith Fire and Rescue Authority Ordinance 2011-1 Fire and Emergency Services Charges Ordinance be adopted on March 14, 2011 and be effective immediately upon publication. Roll call vote: Boone – yes, Noeske – yes, Posgate – yes, Coultes – yes. Billing for services shall be done as soon as report is completed. The Village and Township need to repeal their fire charges ordinances. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to adopt the 2011-12 budget with revenues of $65,380.00 and expenditures of $65,380.00. Roll call vote: Noeske – yes, Posgate – yes, Coultes – yes, Boone – yes. Coutles reported that he did speak with Doug Heintz. He does not want the stipend at this time. He will be coming up in the future to do more. Coultes also requested that his $100/month stipend for being treasurer be reinstated. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to give the $100 stipend back. Roll call vote: Noeske – yes, Posgate – yes, Boone – yes, Coultes – abstained. Posgate will follow up on Charter Communications letter reference cable TV service. EMS report given by Dave Cadaret. There were 12 runs last month – 4 in the township responded to and 3 with no response – 2 in the village responded to and 3 with no response. Mike Czykoski will be giving the EMS report next month as Dave will be out of town. Fire Report given by Mike Czykoski. There were no fire runs last month. There has been one run so far this month – a chimney fire which was out on arrival. It was confirmed that training pay still exists. Ten members are planning to attend the Pipeline Group training at Treetops on 3/22/11. Drivers Training is planned for 3/26/11 and also in April. In April, department training will be moving from Tuesdays to Thursdays. This may also happen in August. Wildfire boots are needed for at least two members and a wildfire suit is needed for one. John Boyd will repair the halogen light at the well. ¾” garden hose is needed for well testing. SOG’s will be distributed next month. Radio equipment inventory is done for Otsego County. Applicant Patrick Dunham was introduced to the Board. He has been approved by the department and hiring committee. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to accept Patrick Dunham as a new member. Motion carried, 4-0. Mike reported that some Monday meeting will conflict with his training schedule but was fine with keeping the Monday meeting time at this time. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to approve expenditure of up to $1,000.00 for the wildfire gear needed. Motion carried, 4-0. This will be taken from the current budget. Mike also reported that a 17 county training will be held in Gaylord in May. Erick Thorpe will be getting his full physical Thursday. Czykoski recommended that Erick’s probationary period be extended an additional 30 days. Motion by Noeske, with support by Boone, to extend the probationary period an additional thirty days for Erick Thorpe. Motion carried, 4-0. Allen Brown would like to coordinate a program with the school and Bay Mills Tribe on Indian Heritage. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 15, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:35 p.m. at the Corwith Township Office. Board present were Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske, Cathy Heintz and Pat Coultes. Others present were Clerk Debbie Whitman, Mike Czykoski, Tom Serino, Richard Simcek, Dave Cadaret and Jack Deming (arrived at 6:37 p.m.) Noeske reported on the fire charges ordinance. The attorney had advised there were some inconsistencies in the equipment charges – should be rescue rig of $100, $200 and $300; tanker $100, 200 and $300; pumper $150, $300 and $450, brush truck $100, $200 and $300. Accident fire response should be $500. The ordinance should be back from the attorney by the next meeting. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to accept the January 10, 2011 minutes as written. Motion carried, 3-1 (Noeske abstained). Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes. Balance in account as of 2/1/11 is $51,469.96. Revenue received in January was $30,278.39. Motion by Heintz, with support by Noeske, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Record storage was discussed. Coultes reported that he had asked the Chief to pull the Assistant Chief’s payroll check as he had not been in to the department in January. Board decided to void check and only pay the hourly and will readdress next month. Approved minutes will be forwarded to Our Home Town as soon as possible after approval. Noeske has not followed up on the lighting bid Heintz sought. Nothing has been done on the north wall either. Heintz questioned if the department has a shortfall, would the township or village cover the shortfall. Posgate reported that the Village is planning on budgeting $5,000.00. EMS Report given by Dave Cadaret. Since the last meeting, there were 2 runs in the Village, 2 in the township, 1 no license in the Village and 3 no license in the township for a total of 8 runs. Fire Programs is capable of doing a break down report and will work on this (asked for two months time). EMS response discussed. There might be an MFR class in late summer. Fire Report given by Mike Czykoski. Runs during the last month were a downed power line (Great Lakes Energy on scene), rollover on I-75 and a PDA. There will be a meeting next week with applicant Patrick Dunham. Mary Kern is working on grants for a thermal imaging camera. The Volunteer Fire Assistance Program grant is worth $2,500.00 and good until September. Also reported on fax from Gary Koronka, narrow banding update and the Chief & County Training meeting to be held on 2/21/11 @ 7 p.m. Also reported on the Firefighter Training Council changes concerning instructors. A walk through of the casino was done and the preplan is about 75% complete. Heintz will get her changes to the SOG’s to Mike so the hard copy can be distributed for implementation next month. #405’s repairs reported on. Whitman will check on the Airgas bill. The following proposed 2011-12 budget was prepared: Revenue: Millage $65,380.00 Expenditures: Audit Legal 2,200.00 Equipment 1,500.00 Insurance 13,100.00 Maintenance/Repair 4,950.00 Miscellaneous 2,139.00 Supplies 2,950.00 Telephone 3,000.00 Training 1,211.00 Utilities 7,700.00 Wages –Training 3,000.00 Wages – Other 23,630.00 Total Expenditures $65,380.00 Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 10, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by Chairman Posgate at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Clayton Boone and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Clerk Debbie Whitman, Tom Serino, Mike Czykoski, Dave Washburn, Dave Cadaret and Richard Simcek Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to accept the minutes of the December 13, 2010 meeting as written. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes. Balance in checking as of December 31 is $24,109.05. $17,264.16 has been received from the millage. $2,141.00 was received from Accident Fund for the workers comp rebate. The Village of Vanderbilt submitted a check for $2,500.00 toward their contribution. Motion by Posgate, with support by Boone, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 4-0. Posgate reported that he checked Pro Source for an entry system but Maximum Security will have to provide an estimate. Chief Czykoski will be doing a walk through of the casino after the addition is completed. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to change the February meeting to Tuesday, 2/15/11. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting dates will be posted by fiscal year. Chief Czykoski asked that all members review the standard operating guidelines and send any recommendations for changes to him by the next meeting. He will compile the submissions and send out the document with the changes noted in red. A special Chief’s Meeting will be held on 1/17/11. Discussion on minutes and publishing after approval. Heintz wants minutes from the past all together. Heintz donated banker’s boxes. Motion by Posgate, with support by Boone, that a synopsis of the current meeting would be published with the approved minutes of the previous meeting on a trial basis for three months and a final decision would then be made. Motion carried, 4-0. Heintz requested that the EMS reports be given by the EMS Coordinator. Dave Cadaret, EMS Coordinator, was advised that if he missed three meetings, his stipend would be cut. Heintz questioned EMS response time, with discussion following on the limited licensed personnel. EMS Report then given by Cadaret. Two runs in the township were responsed to, 4 runs in the village had no license show and 1 in the township had no license. Yesterday’s run did not trigger the EMS tones. Fire Report given by Mike Czykoski. He advised he had not been briefed on run tallying yet. There were 6 runs since the last meeting – mutual aid, illegal burn, down power lines, PI rollovers. Narrow banding of frequencies was explained. Tanker shuttle training will be held on 6/24/11. Drivers training will be held on 5/7/11 and 3/26/11. Air monitoring for hazardous materials will be done at Station 6 on February 1-3. Mike Czykoski is now the lead EMS instructor at Station 6. 2010-11 budget reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to amend the revenues for the 2010-11 budget to Township contribution $10,000.00, Millage $66,380.00 and Village Contribution $10,000.00 for total revenue of $86,380.00. Motion carried, 4-0. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate to amend the expenditures of the 2010-11 budget as follows: Audit/legal $2,120.00, Equipment $1,500.00, Insurance $11,100.00, Maintenance and repair $3,780.00, Miscellaneous $2,139.00, Supplies $2,950.00, Telephone $3,000.00, Training $1,211.00, Truck lease $24,250.00, Utilities $7,700.00, Wages Training $3,000.00, Wages other $23,630.00 for total expenditures of $86,380.00. Motion carried, 4-0. The village and township contribution this year was a one time contribution. Contributions received will be an item included in the 2011-12 budget. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES DECEMBER 13, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Posgate at 6:32 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Ed Posgate, Cathy Heintz, Andy Noeske, Clayton Boone and Pat Coultes. Others present were Clerk Debbie Whitman, Erick Thorpe, Mike Czykoski, Doug Heintz and Tom Serino. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to approve the November 8, 2010 minutes as written. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer's Report read by Coultes. Balance of checking account as of 12/1/10 is $23,829.55. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to accept the Treasurer's Report. Motion carried, 5-0. C. Heintz asked that the PTO be contacted about the money they were going to donate for Fire Week. They offered to pay for the smoke trailer but we were unable to get the trailer. $2,500.00 was received from the Village of Vanderbilt today. Additional checks of $2500.00 will be issued in January and in March. $132 in restitution was received. Noeske reported that the saw was taken to Henski's for service. They recommend that it be started on a regular basis. Fuel lines were dry rotted. Henskis' donated fuel conditioner, two chains and the labor to fix the saw. A thank you needs to be sent. Village Market will now hold all signed slips to attach to statement. $77.00 of account balance is for invoices of which slips were not turned in. Village Market would like this paid up. C. Heintz and Coultes met with Standard Electric on the lighting at the hall. Some grants and rebates will be available in 2011. Quote briefly reviewed. As this is a township building, Noeske will contact on the township's behalf. Heintz also reported that they also have key security systems which are different from ours. Options offered were reviewed. This will be checked on further. Heintz also measured for insulation, noting that the north wall has bad panels. Noeske will look at this. Noeske reported that due to change in statute, the Fire Authority can now do the Fire Charges ordinance instead of the Township and the Village. The Township Board felt that this would be the way to proceed with the Authority adopting the ordinance. Mike Czyskoski reported that HB 6566 was introduced in November which would ban billing for emergency services on the freeway. It is expected to be re-introduced after January. EMS Report given by D. Heintz. There were 6 runs - 3 in the township with no license response and 3 in the village. Fire Report also given by D. Heintz. During the last month, 1 bonfire was reported as an illegal burn, couple downed power line runs and a couple rollovers. The 800 radio in #410 is out for repairs. Three 800 radios were received from 9-1-1. Eight pagers are supposed to be received. Fit testing is complete. He is working with Garret Fuller on if he is staying on the department; Chris Guggisberg has moved out of town and will be turning in his equipment; Melissa Spreeman will be turning in her equipment. John Boyd requested that an air compressor be purchased with at least 150 psi so that the capability to air flat tires on the rigs is available. Doug will check for best price and warantee. Application and medical form presented for Erick Thorpe. It was suggested that he join as support staff and be monitored during training and evaluated then for regular member. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to enter into closed session as requested by Erick Thorpe at 7:15 p.m. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Posgate - yes, Noeske - yes, Boone - yes, Heintz - yes. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to close the executive session and reopen the regular meeting at 7:20 p.m. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to accept Erick Thorpe as a new member following the assistant chief recommendation for support staff and monitored trailing with medical evaluation. Motion carried, 5-0. Mike Czykoski presented the rough draft of the SOG's recommended by Risk Management. These should be reviewed and can be turned over to the Chief and then ratified or the Board can take upon themselves to proceed. Mike Thompson of 9-1-1 now has the mutual aid agreements and he can proceed for NIMS compliancy. Mike was contacted by Bay Mills risk management requesting a meeting. A pre-plan needs to be done on the facility, and Bay Mills should be kept in contact with. Discussion on Czykoski filling Chief position. He agreed but wanted assistant chief stipend kept in tact. Motion by Noeske, with support by Boone, recommending Mike Czykoski as the new fire chief. Assistant Chief stipend of $150.00 to remain intact with the Chief Stipend to be $150.00/month. Roll call vote: Noeske - yes, Boone - yes, Posgate - yes, Heintz - abstained, citing son in motion, Coultes - yes. Czykoski offered that his stipend could be cut should financial difficulty appear. Motion by Noeske, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills including the additional $77.00 to Village Market. Motion carried, 5-0. C. Heintz would like meeting dates posted. Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 8, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Pat Coultes at 6:33 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Andy Noeske, Cathy Heintz, Pat Coutles and Clayton Boone. Ed Posgate was absent. Others present were Clerk Debbie Whitmaqn, Fred Gorny, Mike Czykoski, Doug Heintz, Eric Thorpe, Tom Serino and Danny Moore. Coutles reported that he has not yet contacted Jon Deming and Dave Duffield as he was waiting on millage results but will ask them to attend the next meeting. Noeske reported that the drop tank was fixed and the fuel tank should be topped off and treated at the generator this week. Tom Serino wanted the word “newspaper” added after Our Home Town throughout the October minutes. The word “is” will be deleted in reference to the Image Factory donation. Motion by Heintz, with support by Boone, to accept the October 11, 2010 minutes as amended. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s report given by Coultes. For 11/1/10 the balance of the account if $26,204.56. Motion by Heintz, with support by Noeske, to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried, 4-0. Coultes reported that Ed Posgate had asked that any decision on fire chief be held off until next month when he will be present. Doug Heintz reported that there were 2 EMS runs in the village, none in the township and 7 with no license response since the last meeting. He reported that Halloween went well. Glow sticks were distributed and #405 was at the trunk or treat. Roof and attic ladder testing will be done tomorrow. The office lock was changed and only D. Heintz and D. Cadaret have keys. Fire runs for the month were reviewed which included a number of power lines down, smoke in area call and a line down / gas leak call. Three applications have been received but two are from out of town. The local app has a medical issue that is being checked on. Three department members who are not responding were discussed. A letter from the department will be sent asking their intent with a deadline to respond within two weeks. Doug presented a petition he circulated for Mike Czykoski to be Chief. This item will be acted on next month. Mike Czykoski reported that 50 pagers are on order by the County. A grant is being written for a RAD51. A RAD51 is capable of reading oxygen and carbon monoxide and may prove to be less expensive, with the match, than a pulse ox. He also reported that the mutual aid agreements done in 2003 are not NIMS compliant. Discussion followed with Czykoski willing to get a new compliant agreement together. He will bring this back to the board when ready and the suggestion was made that it be reviewed by an attorney. C. Heintz requested minutes from the Chief’s meetings which are held the third Monday of every other month with the next meeting to be held on 12/20/10. Motion by Noeske, with support by Boone, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Motion by Coultes, with support by Noeske, for the Clerk to pay utility bills when they come in. Motion carried, 4-0. Coultes expressed appreciation for the voter turnout and passage of the millage. He has waived his treasurer wage as this time and will only be taking $1.00 per meeting pay. C. Heintz will send a thank you to the Image Factory. Tom Serino was thanked for the locks and Fred Gorny for his donation. Meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 11, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ed Posgate at 6:32 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Clayton Boone and Cathy Heintz. Andy Noeske was absent. Others present were Clerk Debbie Whitman, Tom Serino, Fred Gorny, Mike Czykoski, Richard Simeck, Dan Moore, Dave Cadaret and Doug Heintz. Tom Serino questioned a sentence in the minutes concerning a possible termination and asked that it be removed. Discussion followed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Boone, to accept the minutes of the September 20, 2010 meeting with the sentence in question stricken from record. Motion carried, 4-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes. Balance of account as of 10/1/10 is $18,965.68. Motion by C. Heintz, with support by Posgate, to accept the Treasurer’s report as read. Motion carried, 4-0. The township’s check for $10,000.00 will be written Wednesday. Coultes will contact both Jon Deming and Dave Duffield and ask that they come to our November meeting. Dave Cadaret reported that he checked with Jon Deming on the pulse ox and $404.00 is a good price. The jaws of life have been recertified with Station 6 picking up the tab. Prior administration did not want the jaws on the truck. Mike Czykoski, Dave Cadaret and Dan Moore are certified in the use of the jaws and Doug Heintz would like to check on getting more members certified. He was instructed to put the jaws on the truck. Ed Posgate had checked with Jeff Ratcliffe and he would assist with a FEMA grant if it is persued. NIMS certifications are needed for FEMA grants. Discussion on NIMS New advance command requirements of 701, 702, 703 and 704 are now needed for NIMS. Cathy Heintz reported that the Image Factory donated 100 11’” x 17” signs for the upcoming millage election. Doug would like to see the millage support campaign push from others than department members. Cost would be $60 for two ads in Our Home Town NEWSPAPER with donations given by board members and audience members at the meeting. Fred Gorny also suggested that the miscellaneous fillers scattered in Our Home Town NEWSPAPER be replaced with “Vote yes” with Tom agreeing. It was reported that Station 4 did not go enroute on the O’Rourke run. Run happened at a transition time for members. More licensed personnel are needed but no response from local people has been received from the ads put in the paper other than Richard Simeck. Fire prevention presentation at the school was discussed. Glow sticks and candy will be distributed on Halloween. Suggested that “Glow sticks courtesy of your local firefighters” notes be attached to the glow sticks. Trunk or Treat at the Baptist Church has requested presence of the department at their event. C. Heintz suggested that some board members be present at the hall on Halloween. Suggested to pass out 3” x 5” support cards in the Village on Halloween between 1-3 p.m. Cathy requested a voter list. 4’ x 8’ plywood sign facing Old 27 suggested. T. Serino offered to post at his office and Andy Noeske will be contacted for permission to post on his corner. EMS report given by Dave Cadaret. Last month, there were 3 runs in the village, 7 in the township and 4 no license response. #421’s light bar is now working courtesy of Jon Deming. 405’s light bar is also fixed. Doug Heintz presented Richard Simeck as a new members. He has been approved by the Hiring Committee and the department members. He reported that a background check was done when Richard first applied (came back good) but cannot be found now. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to add Richard Simeck as a new member. Motion carried, 4-0. It was reported that he has a DOT physical which is current so a new physical was waived at this time. Doug also reported that he ordered a replacement 50’ section of 1 ¾” hose. It will then have to be sent to GT Rubber for coupling. Coultes will contact someone he knows for prices of coupled and uncoupled hoses. Three pagers are out for repairs. 50 new pagers are being purchased by 911. Three members attached and passed tanker training. Ladders/testing discussed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate to test roof and attic ladders with Gaylord and Doug is to relay pricing as soon as available. Motion carried, 4-0. Doug reported on fire activity during the last month which included 911 down, power lines down, mutual aide to Hudson Twp, stolen car fire (technically out of county), and possible car fire (no suppression). Action to take on illegal burns was discussed. The illegal burn in question was located in the village and Posgate will have the village send a letter to the property owner. Three lock sets were donated to the department by Our Home Town NEWSPAPER. Key control list suggested and that the Chief and EMS Coordinator have the only access to the office. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 9:01 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD RESCHEDULED REGULAR MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Pat Coultes at 6:31 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske, Clayton Boone and Cathy Heintz. Others present were Clerk Debbie Whitman, Tom Serino, Richard Simeck, Mike Czykoski and Doug Heintz. Doug Heintz reported that the cost for pump testing on #405 is $450, not the $250 previously reported. Motion by Posgate, with support by Noeske, to accept the minutes of the August 9, 2010 noting this change. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes. The certificate of deposit money has been transferred to checking with a balance as of 9/1/10 of $46,885.16. Motion by Posgate, with support by Heintz, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried, 5-0. Coultes received a check for $2,500.00 from the Village of Vanderbilt at this time. Plaque honoring Oralee Black was shown. Motion by Posgate, with support by Coultes to cut the Engineer’s pay by 25% to $113.50/month. Motion carried, 5-0. Fire Report given by Doug Heintz. There were three runs since the last meeting – 1) downed power lines; 2) tree on power lines and 3) barn fire (only 5 firefighters, 1 EMS and 1 tanker responded – Gaylord supplied mutual aide). Tanker shuttle training will be held on Saturday from 8 am – 4 pm with six department members scheduled to attend. The online training registration procedure was explained. A notice has been placed in the newspaper seeking firefighters. Richard Simeck interested in joining department. Mike Czykoski has offered to represent Station 4 at the Chief’s meetings. Unknown if firefighter class will be held this year as the County Training Council chairman says paperwork will be filed for FF I and II but the instructors say that it will not. Doug has addressed unprofessional radio communications. Dave Cadaret getting price for light bar on #421 as it is not working properly. 800 radio in #410 is not keying up – this issue should be taken up with 911. Debbie Whitman gave the EMS report as D. Heintz had to leave on a run. There were 2 runs in the village, 2 in the township, 1 fire stand by and three no license. Airport Road run discussed. Central dispatch will be contacted for time sheet. Dave Cadaret has requested a new pulse ox with the cheapest being $404.00. Coultes will contact Jon Deming on a pulse ox and will also set up a meeting with him. Andy Noeske reported he has a proposed fire charges ordinance written to give to the township. Securing scene charge suggested and Mike Czykoski will supply haz mat charge list. D. Heintz will check on the O’Rourke run. D. Heintz reported on the bottle testing. Four bottles did not pass but the valves were saved. Eight bottles remain to be tested. Is waiting to hear from Gaylord when ladder testing will be done and Doug recommended that ladder testing be next. Fit testing will be done in the spring. Hose testing discussed and Doug will look into the cost of a hose tester. Pump testing on #410 is out of date. #405 pump test was done when put in service. Mike Czykoski believes NFPA standard is 3 years on pump test. Cost thru CSI is $450.00. The building energy efficiency was discussed. Standard Operating Guideline Chief qualifications discussed. Andy Noeske asked Mike Czykoski if he wanted the position of Chief. Mike would consider this position with stipulations if it came down to it. Mike reported on the 911 User Committee meeting. NIMS certification on 100, 200, 700 and 800 needed for every member and officer. Chief (includes chair, twp supervisor, village president) needs 300 and 400 also. Motion by Coutles, with support by Heintz to amend the Standard Operating Guidelines lowering Chief qualification to 6 months with the department and two years previous officer experience; Assistant Chief qualification to 6 months with the department and one year previous officer experience; Captain, lieutenant and engineer to 6 months service with the deparment; and EMS Coordinator 6 months on the department with two years EMS licensed experience. Motion carried, 4-1 (Noeske voted no). Motion by Noeske, with support by Coultes, to appoint Ed Posgate chairman of the Vanderbilt Corwith Fire and Rescue Authority board. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Coultes, with support by Boone, to pay bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Cathy Heintz questioned what would be done for Halloween. Past Halloween activities were reported on. She suggested taking questions from the public and publishing a weekly question and answer. Heintz also asked Posgate to check with Jeff Ratcliffe for any grants available to make the building more energy efficient. Coultes will contact Dave Duffield and Jon Deming and ask them to attend our October meeting. Meeting adjourned at 8:53 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

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VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 9, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Pat Coultes at 6:34 p.m. at the Corwith Township office. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Ed Posgate, Andy Noeske, Clayton Boone and Cathy Heintz. Both Posgate and Heintz were sworn in prior to the meeting. Posgate replaces Bill Russ as the Village Council appointee. Heintz replaces Tim Cottrell Township appointee. Others present were Clerk Debbie Whitman, Doug Heintz, Dave Washburn, Curt Boyd, Marilyn Cole, Tom Serino, Paul Liss, and Erma O’Rourke. Motion by Coultes, with support by Heintz, to accept the July 12, 2010 minutes as written. Motion carried, 5-0. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes. Balances for the end of July were certificates of deposit - $44,455.49 and checking $5270.73. The Congressional Record letter of recognition for participation in the Meridian Line fire was acknowledged. C. Heintz questioned billing utility companies for runs. She was advised that the township has the ordinance on the September agenda. Doug Heintz reported that as of 8/1/10 the cascade system was out of date. This also happened with the composite bottles in July. The bottles cannot be refilled until they are tested and up to date. Cost for the composite is $12-15/bottle (have 20-25 bottles) and $20-25 for the big bottles (have 6). Northern Fire & Safety has to be contacted on the big bottles for the shipping charge. Motion by Noeske, with support by Boone, to start getting testing done. Motion carried, 5-0. EMS report given by Doug Heintz. There were five runs in July (1 with no license) – 2 in the village and 3 in the township. Doug will be contacting the Elmira department to join in fit testing. He was advised that this was unnecessary as our adapter is at Station 6. He will check on the price for the fit testing. Pump testing expires on 8/27/10 for #410. #405 is already out of date. Cost is approximately $250 but Doug will check on this. Discussion on maintenance providers. Heintz preferred not to use N & J. It will be department choice on mechanic. Service records were suggested. Hose and ladder testing discussed. Doug recommended testing ladders on #405 and, if finances permit, 1 or 2 on #410. Doug will check on costs. Priority for testing will be as follows: 1) bottles; 2) fit testing; 3) pump testing; 4) hose and ladder testing. Fire Report given by Curt Boyd. He reported that a window is broken on the east side door. There were three fire runs in July – a gas well leak, a tree on the powerline and a report of smoke. Doug reported that the light fixtures at the fire hall are intermittently working. Andy Noeske had been made aware of the problem. A joint workshop with the Township and Village on the Fire Department will be held on August 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Corwith Township Hall. Department wages discussed. Two letters of interest for the Chief position were received by different board members. Andy Noeske received a letter of interest from Jim Bidoul, who is not on the department. Pat Coultes received a packet from Mike Czykoski for the Board to do as they choose. Discussion on sharing of chief’s responsibilities between the Assistant Chief and EMS Coordinator. Doug advised that he would be willing to do this as long as the Chief position is filled when the department is able to. It was asked that a couple of the board members attend the next department meeting to see what the members want. Wages again discussed. Motion by C. Heintz, with support by C. Boone, to discontinue the Chief wage after Curt Boyd is gone, set the assistant Chief at $150.00 per month, EMS Coordinator $150.00 per month with the assistant EMS Coordinator position kept vacant, cut the Clerk and Treasurer’s wage by 50% and change the board meeting pay to $1.00 per meeting. Roll call vote: Heintz – yes, Boone – yes, Noeske – yes, Posgate – yes, Coultes – yes. Motion by Coultes, with support by Heintz, to eliminate the EMT course completion/testing pay. Motion carried, 5-0. Coultes reported that he ordered the plaque for Oralee Black at a cost of $79.00. Purpose and Scope modification to be on the September agenda. Motion by Noeske, with support by Heintz, to accept the Treasurer’s report as read. Motion carried, 5-0. C. Heintz advised the board that if an item is dealing with her son, Doug Heintz, specifically that she would be abstaining. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Coultes, with support by Posgate, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m. Debbie Whitman Clerk

VANDERBILT CORWITH FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JULY 12, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Pat Coultes at 6:30 p.m. at the fire hall. Board members present were Pat Coultes and Bill Russ. New township board appointee Andy Noeske was sworn in. New township at-large appointee Cathy Heintz was not sworn in until the Township can act on the current at-large appointee. Others present were Curt Boyd, Bernie Matelski, Dave Cadaret, Dave Washburn, Danny Moore, Joy Brasseur, Marilyn Cole, Don Posgate, Tom Serino, Erma O’Rourke, Jim Bifoss, and Doug Heintz. EMS report was given by Dave Cadaret. In May, there was 1 medical run, 1 unknown medical run, 4 runs with no license response and two cancelled runs. In June, there were 2 PI accidents, 1 no license response and one stand by for a gas leak. MFR class will be starting in August with two department members wanting to attend. This will be at no cost to the department but books will have to be purchased at $48.79/set. Four – five pocket masks are also needed at a cost of $7.99 each. Cadaret was given approval on the purchases. Treasurer’s Report given by Coultes. June 1, 2010 balances are certificates of deposit - $45,645.19 and checking $19,697.78. July 1, 2010 balances are certificates of deposit - $45,645.19 and checking $16,101.57. Motion by Russ, with support by Noeske, to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Russ, with support by Coutles, to accept the May 10, 2010 minutes as written. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Noeske, with support by Coultes, to move the meeting location back to the township hall. Motion carried, 3-0. Noeske would like to but insurance out for bid but since the term starts 7/1 this can’t be done until next year. Fire report given by Curt Boyd. In May, a truck and crew was sent to the Grayling forest fire. The State has will be reimbursing the department $859.00 for this run. Mutual aid was provided for the downtown Gaylord structure fire with kudos given for a job well done. There was also a grass fire on Forbes Road. In June, a gas line leak at Horsell Manor required an evacuation of the building with a job well done by the department. Also responded to two small grass fires by Song of the Morning, two PI accidents, and a CO detector alarm. Tanker shuttle class will be held for the County on 9/25/10. One truck and as many members as are available will attend. This should be at no cost to the department. Chief Boyd presented the Tanker Operation Lights and Sirens that was adopted at the Chiefs’ Meeting. Curt Boyd’s letter of retirement effective 9/1/10 was read. Motion by Coultes, with support by Russ, to accept the resignation effective 9/1/10. Motion carried 3-0. Curt did offer to prolong the effective date should need be. All letters of interest for the Chief’s position must be submitted by 8/4/10. This vacancy will be posted in the department. Quarterly report reviewed. Motion by Coultes, with support by Russ, to transfer $20.00 from maintenance/repair to audit/legal with no change to total budget amount. Motion carried, 3-0. Coutles thanked Doug Heintz for the time spent working with Fire Programs. Doug will check further into the tier pricing for the program support. Also discussed MFRS reports, NIMS training and moral of members. Curt Boyd reported that the training council plans to offer FF1 as there is no cost to apply and can be cancelled without cost up to 30 days prior to the start of the class. Noeske would like a wage list. Motion by Coultes, with support by Russ, to pay the bills. Motion carried, 3-0. Motion by Coutles, with support by Russ, to adjourn at 7:20 p.m. Motion carried, 3-0. Debbie Whitman Clerk


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