NORTH BANNOCK FIRE DISTRICT
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
NBFD Fire Station – 444 E. Chubbuck Road
March 18, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
OPEN MEETING - Meeting was opened at 4:30pm by Board President Shell.
ROLL CALL - Commissioner Shell, Commissioner Curtis, Commissioner Johnson, Chief Brood and Board Secretary Ramirez were present at the meeting.
Approval of agenda - Commissioner Johnson moved and was seconded by Commissioner Curtis to approve the agenda. The motion passed unanimously.
Discussion regarding the purchase of a new tender
Commissioner Johnson had found another tender and was trying to get it set up for the chief to look it over while he was out of town, but without a downpayment the seller did not hold the tender and it sold. We need to be able to make decisions faster.
Chief and Commissioner Johnson want to be an equipment committee and be able to make a downpayment on new equipment without having to get the entire board’s approval.
They want to have a generic purchase contract so they can put a vehicle on hold in order to go inspect it. The contract would make the down payment refundable.
The equipment could be rented out during the summer season to the BLM or forest service for fighting local fires.
Commissioner Curtis made a motion and was seconded by Commissioner Johnson to allow Chief Brood and Commissioner Johnson to reserve and make a downpayment up to $50,000 to hold a new tender as long as there is a written agreement protecting the department and spelling out that the down payment is refundable. The motion passed unanimously.
PUBLIC COMMENT - None
ADJOURNMENT - Commissioner Johnson made a motion and was seconded by Commissioner Curtis to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 5:03pm.
Todd Ramirez, Board Secretary