NORTH BANNOCK FIRE DISTRICT
NBFD FIRE STATION - 444 E Chubbuck Road
June 10, 2021
Meeting was opened by Commissioner Allen at 7:00 PM.
Roll call –Commissioner Roy Allen, Commissioner Deb Shell, Commissioner Alan Curtis, Fire Chief JR Farnsworth, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Brood, Jim Devenny, Firefighters’ Association; June Heilman, Secretary, by phone
ACTION ITEM: A motion was made by Commissioner Curtis and seconded by Commissioner Shell that the Board pursuant to Idaho Code § 74-206 convene in Executive Session to consider personnel matters [Idaho Code §74-206(1)(a) & (b)]. The motion passed unanimously. The Executive Session was convened at 7:04 PM.
After the Executive Session was adjourned at 7:18 PM, the regular meeting resumed.
The following balances were reported by Alan Curtis:
ICCU checking account - $351,780.25
ICCU savings account - $40,091.23
ICCU credit card balance - $1,292.10
Connections Credit Union checking account - $96,884.89
Connections Credit Union savings account - $25.00
FIRE CHIEF REPORT
Chief Farnsworth reported there were 19 calls in May; 11 were fire calls and 3 EMS assist calls; 4 were mutual aid calls. Eighty-one burn permits were issued. There were 9 final new building inspections and 10 construction site inspections. Thirty-six burn permits were issued. A firework display permit was issued to Western Display Fireworks for a firework show at the fairgrounds on July 3rd. The GIFF group wants to coordinate the burn ban to provide a unified front. July 1st was determined to be the date of the burn ban, but that date may be moved up due to the extreme weather and fuel moisture conditions. The National Interagency Coordination Center Predictive Services predicts most of Idaho will be in above normal wildland fire potential for the next 3 months. The chief reported on his attendance at the Idaho Fire Chief’s Conference. There are 2 programs he wants to implement. One is the cost recovery services to help cover the costs from responses. The other is the fire bucks program to assist with the retention of fire fighters. He reviewed the multiple grant applications that have been submitted and are pending. He provided a list of the current fire department and firefighter needs.
A motion was made by Commissioner Allen and seconded by Commissioner Shell to develop the Fire Bucks program for the NBFD firefighters and incorporate the costs into the FY2021-22 budget. The motion passed unanimously. Fire bucks are accrued by the firefighters responding to calls, attending training sessions and participating in community events. The firefighter can then use the fire bucks to purchase certain items and gift cards. The specifics will be developed by the department.
Assistant Chief Brood reported there are currently 29 firefighters with 16 at FF1 or above. The training in May included interior search and rescue, hands on wildland training, EMS HIPAA guidelines, and workplace harassment.
There was a brief discussion of the levy results. Commissioner Allen thanked everyone for their efforts and the constituents for their support. The levy passed with 69.9% approval. The variations of voting results by location were noted.
It has been noted the ICRMP renewal premium on October 1,2021 will be $10,290.00. The premium for the current year was $1,573.00.
The commissioners are to review the budget and line items that Chief Farnsworth has prepared as the proposed budget for FY2021-2022 will be finalized at the next meeting.
The commissioners reviewed the monies received from fees and rents as listed below.
Western Display Fireworks (Firework display permit) $190.00
Vickie Warner (3 month rent for house) $1,200.00
Facebook (Publishing ads) $25.00
Office Depot (Office supplies) $28.71
K & M Repair (Vehicle maintenance) $2,739.45
Weidner Fire (Volunteer benefits/awards) $1,873.76
Lawn Sense (Facility maintenance) $197.58
Intermountain Gas (Natural gas) $111.15
Sparklight (Internet) $72.24
Idaho Power (Electricity) $165.25
City of Chubbuck (Water/sewer) $210.50
Sun Valley Lodge (Training: lodging) $566.28
Shell – Jackson’s (Vehicles: fuel) $390.18
Advance Auto (Supplies) $9.58
Matkin Auto (Equipment maintenance) $57.96
First Net (Facility: phone) $104.32
Home Depot (Training materials) $232.54
Chief Farnsworth reported the renter has made some minor improvements in the property. She is to submit the receipts to the fire district and consideration will be given to their reimbursement. She is to inform the district of the need for any major repairs.
Chief Farnsworth reported a recycling bin has been obtained which will increase the charge from the City of Chubbuck by $5.00 per month.
It was discussed with Assistant Chief Brood how he wanted to handle the money he owes for his participation in PERSI. He requested it all be taken out of his next check.
Commissioner Allen stated he is resigning his position as commissioner for subdistrict 1 effective at the end of the meeting. He was thanked for his long service to the fire district. Ads will be placed in the Idaho State Journal, on the website and Facebook to seek a candidate for subdistrict 1 commissioner.
The next regular meeting will be July 8,2021 at 5:30 PM.
June Heilman, Secretary
APPROVED at JULY 8, 2021 MEETING