April Minute Draft

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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

March Minute Draft

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North Greenbush Fire District No. 1
Minutes of the March 11, 2024 BOFC Monthly Meeting

Chairman Brian McCrae called the meeting to order at 7:02 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 24M15 was made by DG and seconded by RF approving the Chili Cook Off as an
approved Fire District event on 4/7/24 for DFD & WFD. Motion carried.
Approval of Prior Month’s Minutes:

MOTION 24M16 was made by RF and seconded by NS approving the February Minutes.
Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report for the period ending 2/29/2024:
SK presented the Treasurer’s Report (Copy attached).

RESOLUTION 24R15 was made by CW and seconded by RF to accept the Treasurer’s Report
as of February 29, 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 24R16 was made by RF and seconded by CW, authorizing the payments of
invoices as presented for a total of $891,575.86, pending final audit and receipt of any necessary
paperwork.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION 24R17 was made by RF and seconded by CW, authorizing the payments of an
invoices as presented for a total of $300.00 for Brian McCrae (Gym reimbursement).
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed with BM abstaining.

RESOLUTION 24R18 was made by NS and seconded by RF to approve the 2024 lawn care
contract for DFD and WFD with High Tech Lawn & Snow Service. The contract fee for WFD is
$2,830 and DFD is $5,300 for a total of $8,130.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION 24R19 was made by CW and seconded by RF approving the purchases of 55
Portable Radio Batteries (40 for WFD & 15 for DFD) $3,366 and Radio Programming (DFD &
WFD) by Wells Communications/Bearcom $2,500.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

MOTION 24M17 was made by RF and seconded by NS to approve Andrew Morabito from
DFD as a District Firefighter. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 24R20 was made by DG and seconded by CW to authorize that electronic
payments can now be made to NYS Deferred Compensation & Payroll (state & federal)
payments.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION 24R21 was made by DG and seconded by NS, accepting the NGFD No. 1
Regulatory Basis Financial Report Year Ending 12-31-2023 and accept as the Treasurer’s
Annual Report for 2023.
Chairman B. McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously

MOTION 24M18 was made by RF, seconded by CW to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 PM.
Motion Carried.
Respectfully Submitted,
Sean Kerwin
Secretary/Treasurer

Draft February Minutes

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North Greenbush Fire District No. 1
Minutes of the February 12, 2024 BOFC Monthly Meeting

Chairman Brian McCrae called the meeting to order at 7:04 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 24M09 was made by NS and seconded by RF approving one facility use request from
DFD. Motion carried.

Approval of Prior Month’s Minutes and Organizational Minutes 1/8/24:
MOTION 24M10 was made by RF and seconded by CW approving the January Minutes and Organizational Minutes on 1/8/24. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report for the period ending 1/31/2024:
SK presented the Treasurer’s Report (Copy attached).
RESOLUTION 24R08 was made by DG and seconded by CW to accept the Treasurer’s Report
as of January 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 24R09 was made by RF and seconded by CW, authorizing the payments of
invoices as presented for a total of $143,934.67, pending final audit and receipt of any necessary
paperwork. RF discussed the older invoices from Vander Molen (VM) from last year and was
disappointed that VM sent them in so late.

Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 24R10 was made by NS and seconded by CW to authorize the preventive
maintenance and repair work to Bulldog.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed with 4 Aye’s and Rich
French Nay.
RESOLUTION 24R11 was made by NS, seconded by CW, declaring end of service Personal
Protective Equipment Surplus, consisting of 5 pairs of boots, 17 bunker pants, 18 helmets and
13 coats. The total value of this surplus is less than $20K and is no longer needed by the Fire
District. The Board directed RD to surplus this equipment and attempt to sell at Auctions
International or dispose of the equipment listed on the Inventory Disposal Form.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

MOTION 24M11 was made by RF and seconded by CW establishing a new ongoing
recruitment and retention committee consisting of BM, RF and CW. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 24R12 was made by CW and seconded by NS approving the purchases of ten
New Portable Radio Batteries @ $79.90 (5 WFD & 5 for DFD) $799.00 and a Fire Police Coat
(E. Coonradt) Garrison $90.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 24R13 was made by DG and seconded by NS to adopt the updated NGFD
cellphone policy change regarding that a stipend be added not to exceed $40 monthly.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

MOTION 24M12 was made by RF and seconded by CW to revise the sexual harassment SOG
#904 to include that annual training be provided and required. Motion carried.
TH informed the Board that this policy will need to be updated and will work with RD to
complete a draft policy for the Board’s review.

MOTION 24M13 was made by RF and seconded by NS to approve Callahan Urquhart and
Andrew Thomas from DFD and Kevin Warner from WFD as District Firefighters. Motion
carried.

RESOLUTION 24R14 was made by DG and seconded by CW approving the purchases of up to
six cellular iPads for chief officers as per the proposed purchasing plan.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.

MOTION 24M14 was made by RF, seconded by CW to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 PM.
Motion Carried.
Respectfully Submitted,
Sean Kerwin
Secretary/Treasurer

Monthly Agenda

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Monthly Agenda

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                                         

ROLL CALL:

PUBLIC SESSION: 

DISTRICT BUILDING REPORT:

Fire District Committee for WFD Building Upgrade:      

 

DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:

DFD President’s Report

WFD President’s Report 

APPROVAL OF PRIOR MONTH’S MINUTES:

TREASURER’S REPORT:

APPROVAL OF CURRENT MONTH’S INVOICES:

CORRESPONDENCE:

Received

Sent

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

 

DEPARTMENT CHIEF’S REPORTS:

DFD Chief’s Report –

WFD Chief’s Report –

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Apparatus/Equipment & Needs Committee                             

Building/Grounds:                                                                     

District Personnel:                                                                      

Finance/Insurance/Audit:                                                        

Long Range Planning:                                                                

Policies, Procedures & Membership:                                     

LOSAP:             

                                                                                                     

SPECIAL COMMITTEES:

Business Operations & Technology:                                    

Development Plan Review                                                       

Firematic Operations:     

 

PUBLIC SESSION

The public has the opportunity to listen and observe this meeting live on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeGVroBWZuIiJHU4pwjVFoA?view_as=subscriber

 

Draft January Minutes

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North Greenbush Fire District No. 1
Minutes of the January 8, 2024 BOFC Monthly Meeting
Chairman Brian McCrae called the meeting to order at 6:52 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.
Approval of Prior Month’s Minutes:
MOTION 24M01 was made by RF and seconded by CW approving the December Monthly
Minutes. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report for the period ending 12/31/2023:
SK presented the Treasurer’s Report (Copy attached).
RESOLUTION 24R01 was made by RF and seconded by NS to accept the Treasurer’s Report as
of December 31, 2023 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 24R02 was made by NS and seconded by CW, authorizing the payments of
invoices as presented for a total of $118,668.32, pending final audit and receipt of any necessary
paperwork.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 24R03 was made by NS and seconded by CW to authorize the preventive
maintenance and repair work to Bulldog.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed with 4 Aye’s and Rich
French Nay.
RESOLUTION 24R04 was made by BM and seconded by RF to authorize the SCBA air
compressor and fill station service to MES as quoted for 2024.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 24R05 was made by CW and seconded by NS approving the purchases of
Helmet Shields for new officers and new helmets at a cost of $610.00 from Garrison.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
MOTION 24M02 was made by RF and seconded by NS to create a Truck 42 replacement
committee. The names appointed to the committee are: Chief Adam Littlefield, Past Chief Ed
McMahon, FF AJ Childrose, FF Jonathan Schroll, Asst. Chief Dan Sheehan and Asst. Chief
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Greg Croll. The two apparatus/equipment Commissioners being R. French and N. Scifo shall
serve as Co-chairmen. Motion carried.
MOTION 24M03 was made by RF and seconded by NS to create a rehab committee for DFD 9-
6 and WFD Rescue 42. The names appointed to the committee are: Rescue 42 / Asst. Chief Jon
Carroll, FF TJ Fitzpartick, FF Eric Schanz and FF Walt Apple). 9-6 / Captain Jeff Stehr, Captain
Keith Slupski and FF Brandon Galligan. Motion Carried.
RESOLUTION 24R06 was made by RF and seconded by DG to authorize the emergency repair
of leaking domestic supply lines at DFD by T. McElligott, Inc. at a cost of $3,420.00. This repair
was declared an Emergency Repair and the repair costs will be taken out of the Capital ReserveRepair fund. 50% of the cost ($1,710.00) will be replenished back into the account by 12/31/25
and the remaining 50% ($1,710.00) replenished into the Capital Reserve Repair account by
12/31/26.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 24R07 was made by RF and seconded by CW to adopt the updated Long Range
Plan as presented by the Long Range Plan Committee.
Chairman Brian McCrae requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
MOTION 24M04 was made by NS and seconded by CW to approve Sara Rothery from DFD as
a District Firefighter. Motion carried.
MOTION 24M05 was made by NS and seconded by CW to revise NGFD003-2000 Chief’s
Vehicle Usage Policy to include that no pets be allowed in chiefs vehicles. Motion carried.
MOTION 24M06 was made by BM and seconded by CW to amend the previous Motion to
revise NGFD003-2000 Chief’s Vehicle Usage Policy, that Service Animals are authorized by
authority of the NGFD No. 1 BOFC. Motion carried.
MOTION 24M07 was made by NS and seconded by CW approving one facility use request
from DFD. Motion carried.
MOTION 24M08 was made by NS, seconded by CW to adjourn the meeting at 8:19 PM.
Motion Carried.
Respectfully Submitted,
Sean Kerwin
Secretary/Treasurer