NORTH BANNOCK FIRE DISTRICT
NBFD FIRE STATION - 444 E Chubbuck Road
August 5, 2021
The meeting was opened by Commissioner Curtis at 5:31 PM.
Roll call – Commissioner Alan Curtis, Commissioner Deb Shell, Fire Chief JR Farnsworth, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Brood; By phone Commissioner Wes Johnson, June Heilman, Secretary
The following balances were reported by Commissioner Curtis:
ICCU checking account - $556,491.68
ICCU saving account - $40,076.22
ICCU credit card balance - 0
Connections Credit Union checking account - $96,884.89
Connections Credit Union savings account - $25.00
FIRE CHIEF REPORT
Chief Farnsworth reported there were 16 calls in July; 8 were fire calls and 3 EMS assist calls; 2 of the fire calls were mutual aid calls. There were 3 final new construction inspections and 6 construction site inspections. Five burn permits were issued, but the burn ban is still in effect. The department was on scene at the Bannock County Fairgrounds for the July 4th fireworks. Nick Hottman from NH Creative has started on the station murals. There will be a ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce on September 9th. Upcoming events include a railway response training at ISU and a car seat technician course. The Firebucks pilot program has begun and will run until September 30th. Volunteers are awarded Firebucks which have an approximate value of $2 for training, call response, meeting attendance and events.
Assistant Chief Brood reported there are currently 32 firefighters with 16 at FF1 and above. Eight volunteers are now FF1 certified. In July there was an emergency vehicle operations/driving rodeo and training on water supply, and ladder and forcible entry drills. There will be a HazMat Awareness course and a Driver/operator course in the fall.
There was a discussion of the commissioners’ terms of office. The Subdistrict 2 Commissioner Curtis term ends in 2021; he will be up for election in November. The terms for Subdistrict 1 Commissioner Johnson and Subdistrict 3 Commissioner Shell end in 2023.
There was a discussion regarding the acquisition of the land on Anderson Lane. Commissioner Shell has met with Merril Quayle, the Public Works Engineer for the City of Pocatello and was informed the fire department will be able to tie into the city’s water supply. There is a problem with the sewer system in that area. Commissioner Shell will explore the problem further with the city.
White Peterson (Overpayment of legal fees) $1,550.25
JR Farnsworth (Reimbursement) $3.79
Bannock County Weed Control (Refund for service) $127.51
IRS (Adjusted refund) $66.92
Merrill & Merrill (Legal services) $340.00
Chaud Company Plumbing Services (Facilities maintenance) $918.00
Lawn Sense (Facilities maintenance) $381.25
K & M Repair (Vehicle maintenance) $118.77
Office Depot (Office supplies) $133.01
L.N. Curtis (Truck equipment/PPEs) $2,529.36
North Ridge Fire (PPEs) $352.16
Intermountain Gas (Natural gas) $19.58
Sparklight (Internet) $72.24
Idaho Power (Electricity) $133.91
City of Chubbuck (Water/sewer) $266.45
Common Cents (Reimbursement) $3.79
Common Cents (Vehicle fuel) $58.25
Shell – Jackson’s (Vehicle fuel) $478.37
Quick ID Card (Volunteer benefits) $194.74
Cable Ties and More (PPEs) $341.10
My Asset Tag (Smart Sign) (Office supplies) $109.95
Vista Print (Printing) $28.42
Jimmy Johns (Fire event food) $68.59
Advance Auto (Shop equipment/vehicle maintenance) $27.97
Feld Fire (Shop/truck equipment) $212.22
Pony Express Car Wash (Vehicle maintenance) $39.95
NH Creative (Fire prevention) $1,000.00
Paul’s Trophies (Printing) $38.00
First Net (Facility: phone) $104.24
There was a brief discussion of a new irrigation ditch which has been proposed by Wayne Hale, a neighbor on Whitaker Road. This will be placed on the agenda for the September meeting.
Chief Farnsworth reported a claim has been submitted to Fire Recovery for reimbursement for responding to a car fire of a nonresident.
Commissioner Shell will arrange for the publication of the budget hearing notice in the ISJ.
The budget hearing will be on August 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM.
The next regular meeting will be September 9, 2021 at 5:30 PM.
June Heilman, Secretary
APPROVED at September 9, 2021 MEETING