Minutes Draft

North Greenbush Fire District No. 1
Minutes of the November 14, 2022 BOFC Monthly Meeting
Chairman Rich French called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was
followed by a moment of silence for all departed District Firefighters and the passing of past
WFD Member Thomas Riston.
Commissioners Present: Rich French (RF), Brian McCrae (BM), Nick Scifo (NS), Chris
Wilson (CW) and Dan Garab (DG) were present.
Other District Staff: District Counsel Terry Hannigan (TH), Secretary/Treasurer Sean Kerwin
(SK) and Director of Purchasing Robert Durivage (RD) were present.
Approval of Prior Month’s Minutes & Budget Public Hearing on 10/18/22:
MOTION 22M72 was made by NS and seconded by BM approving October Monthly Minutes
and the Budget Public Hearing Minutes on 10/18/2022. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report for the period ending 10/31/2022:
SK presented the Treasurer’s Report (Copy attached).
RESOLUTION 22R63 was made by CW and seconded by BM to accept the Treasurer’s Report
as of October 31, 2022 as presented.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
Approval of Current Month’s Invoices:
SK presented the invoices/vouchers for approval by the Board (Copy attached).
RESOLUTION 22R64 was made by BM and seconded by CW, authorizing the payments of
invoices as presented for a total of $39,210.89, pending final audit and receipt of any necessary
paperwork.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
1. REVISED Resolution to appoint Board of Election.
A Resolution appointing the Fire District Board of Elections was tendered by NS, seconded by
BM as follows:
WHEREAS section 175-a of the Town Law provides for a system of registration for Fire
District elections; and
WHEREAS a register of eligible Fire District voters must be prepared prior to the Fire
District election; and
WHEREAS such register shall be prepared from names of persons who have registered
with the County Board of Elections;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following resident electors of the
North Greenbush Fire District No. 1 are hereby appointed to constitute the North Greenbush Fire
District No. 1 Board of Elections for the 2022 annual Fire District election:
Mark Lacivita Election Chairman
James Oliver Election Inspector at WFD Firehouse
Joseph Hogan Ballot Clerk at WFD Firehouse
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Janice Kerwin Ballot Clerk at WFD Firehouse
Janet Dickinson Ballot Clerk at WFD Firehouse
William Stewart Election Inspector at DFD Firehouse
Timothy O’Connor Ballot Clerk at DFD Firehouse
Michael Lashmet Ballot Clerk at DFD Firehouse
Jason Strosberg Ballot Clerk at DFD Firehouse
Jim Dickinson Alternate if needed.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman, Election Inspectors and Ballot
Clerks be compensated in the amount of $70.00 for their services in preparing the registration
records and attendance at the annual election;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in case any of the members appointed herein
are unable or refuse to assume or perform the duties required of them, this Board of Fire
Commissioners will appoint alternates who are resident electors;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, if clerical help is deemed necessary, this
Board of Fire Commissioners will consider the appointment of such clerical persons upon
request of the Chairman of the Fire District Board of Elections.
The Chairman requested a roll call vote as follows:
Commissioner Richard French Aye
Commissioner Brian McCrae Aye
Commissioner Nick Scifo Aye
Commissioner Chris Wilson Aye
Commissioner Daniel Garab Aye
RESOLUTION 22R65
RESOLUTION 22R66 was made by NS and seconded by BM approving the specifications for
the 2022 Chevy Silverado (Utility 9). The Board further authorized RD to send this
RFP/specification out to prospective bidders.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
MOTION 22M73 was made by BM and seconded by NS approving NGFD No. 1 to sign up as a
member with NPPGov Procurement Services. Motion carried.
RESOLUTION 22R67 was made by NS and seconded by BM approving the purchase of one
MSA TIC to replace on the existing TIC on R-42 at a cost of $8,300.00.
This purchase will be pending final review of year end budget numbers by SK & RD.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 22R68 was made by BM and seconded by NS approving the purchase and
installation of numbers “350” that will be installed at the bottom of the digital sign at DFD. This
cost is to not exceed $310.00.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
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MOTION 22M74 was made DG, seconded by CW to enter (8:05 PM) into Executive Session
for the purpose of employment history or personnel matter of a participating member, Public
Officers Law (105, Sub F). Motion Carried.
MOTION 22M75 was made DG, seconded by BM to exit (8:20 PM) Executive Session, no
action taken. Motion Carried.
RESOLUTION 22R69 was made by DG and seconded by RF approving the 2023 part time
salaries and hourly rate raises. Chiefs Aide’s will receive a 3% raise, Sean Kerwin’s part time
salary will be $28,500.00 and Robert Durivage’s part time salary will be $30,000.00 per budget.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
MOTION 22M76 was made by CW, seconded by NS to adjourn the meeting at 8:21 PM.
Motion Carried.
Respectfully Submitted,
Sean Kerwin
Secretary/Treasurer
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Motions: 72-76
Resolutions: 63-6