April Minute Draft

Chairman Brian McCrae 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.

Commissioners Present: Brian McCrae (BM), Nick Scifo (NS), Dan Garab (DG), Rich French
(RF) and Chris Wilson (CW) attended.

Other District Staff: District Counsel Terry Hannigan (TH), Secretary/Treasurer Sean Kerwin
(SK) and Director of Purchasing Robert Durivage (RD) were present.

Public Session: None
MOTION 24M19 was made by DG and seconded by RF approving the Facility Use request by
DFD on 7/2724. Motion carried.
Approval of Prior Month’s Minutes:

MOTION 24M20 was made by RF and seconded by CW approving the March Minutes. Motion
carried.
Treasurer’s Report for the period ending 3/31/2024:
SK presented the Treasurer’s Report (Copy attached).
RESOLUTION 24R22 was made by NS and seconded by RF to accept the Treasurer’s Report as
of March 31, 2024 as presented.

Chairman Brian McCrae 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 24R23 was made by RF and seconded by NS, authorizing the payments of
invoices as presented for a total of $62,434.21, pending final audit and receipt of any necessary
paperwork.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 24R24 was made by DG and seconded by CW, authorizing the payment of an
invoice as presented for a total of $28.33 for Rich French.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed with RF abstaining.
RESOLUTION 24R25 was made by RF and seconded by NS to approve and authorize the work
to be completed by B & L Controls at DFD for the installation of a water treatment system in the
boiler loop. The expense will come out of the current year facility maintenance budget and has
been authorized up to $10,000.00.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 24R26 was made by NS and seconded by NC approving the estimate received
from Luizzi for sealcoating, crack filling & striping at DFD at a cost of $8,950.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION 24R27 was made by RF, seconded by NS, declaring the existing fuel shed at
WFD as surplus equipment with no value due to its condition. This shed was removed by a WFD
member at no cost to the Fire District, which will likely result in the Fire District receiving a
credit from GC- MJG who was responsible for removing the shed.
Deputy Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION 24R28 was made by BM and seconded by NS approving the estimate received
from Carey Electric to replace a total of five (5) exterior wall sconces at DFD at a cost of
$3,731.00. The five wall lights are defective from water damage.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

MOTION 24M21 was made by NS and seconded by RF to approve the MOU between Warren
W. Fane and NGFD No. 1. This MOU outlines the details and agreement for Fane’s allowing the
Fire District to temporarily store a wood utility shed on Fane’s property for training purposes.
Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 24R29 was made by DG and seconded by NS to authorize that on line mobile
banking can be performed by the District Treasurer, while using the district’s secure WIFI
connection.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

MOTION 24M22 was made by NS and seconded by CW to approve Brent Mason, Lisa
Symington, Alexander Cresanti and Arikah Hubby from DFD as District Firefighters. Motion
Carried.

MOTION 24M23 was made by RF and seconded by DG to send the draft submission letter as a
formal reply regarding the new OSHA Emergency Response Standard, 29 CFR
1910.156, Docket No. OSHA–2007–0073. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION 24R30 was made by RF and seconded by NS to authorize Rich French to attend
a recruitment and retention seminar being held in Westmoreland, NY on April 27 & 28, 2024.
GSA Per Diem rates will apply for lodging and expenses.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

MOTION 24M24 was made by RF, seconded by CW to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 PM in
memory of DFD Ladies Auxiliary Member, Carol Coonradt. Motion Carried.
Respectfully Submitted,
Sean Kerwin
Secretary/Treasurer