September 27, 2019, 7:00 PM
MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
NORTH BANNOCK COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT
Location: 444 E Chubbuck Road
September 27, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
The meeting was opened by Steve Klauser at 6:35 PM.
It was explained that at the last meeting, a decision was made to use Robert Taylor’s property for a temporary fire station. Some improvements were going to be needed and there was concern with the structure of a bridge which accessed the property. The real advantage of that property was that there was no lease requirement for the use of the property. Since that meeting on September 17, 2019, an opportunity has come up to purchase this property for the fire station. This building is ready for immediate use and will meet all of the needs of the fire department.
A tour of the facility was conducted by Mark Brook and JR Farnsworth.
The meeting reconvened at 6:55 PM,
Roll call – Steve Klauser and Alan Curtis. Roy Allen by phone.
*A motion was made by Steve Klauser and seconded by Alan Curtis to accept the agenda. The vote was unanimous.
Fire Chief Farnsworth then reviewed the need of the department and how they could be met by this facility. The firefighters approve of it. The building is insulated and heated. There are 3 bays which will accommodate the fire truck, water tender, brush truck and additional brush trucks when acquired in the future. There is a concrete pad on the south side of the building which could be utilized for another bay if needed. There is ample space for training with a large space available. Other agencies could potentially utilize the training area also. There is easy access to the property. There is a nearby railroadtracks but alternate routes are available. It is in a central location for the district. There is a fire hydrant on the property. There is office space for the fire chief and assistant chief. There is ample space for fundraising events.
Frank Nuding the commercial real estate agent, for DykmanConstruction reviewed the terms of the letter of intent. The purchase price is $500,000. It had been listed initially at $649,000 but had been reduced to $625,000. The first payment of $250,000 is due on January 30, 2020 and the final payment of $250,000 on June 30, 2021. There will be no interest charged. The seller will initiate an appraisal as soon as the letter of intent is signed. The space can be occupied immediately. The seller will cover the closing costs. A Purchase and Sale agreement will be drawn up after the appraisal.
There is an occupied house on the property which is rented out. It will become the property of the fire district when the final balance has been paid. It could be rented out to provide additional income for the district or used for fire fighters in the future.
The Fire District cannot apply for grants until it has a fully functioning fire department. However, a grant was utilized to purchase the pagers.
It should be noted that the public was able to ask questions and provide comments during the discussion.
*Steve Klauser made a motion to sign the letter of intent with the stipulation that the appraisal must come in at least $500,000. Alan Curtis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously with the vote of all 3 commissioners.
*Steve Klauser made a motion to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Alan Curtis. The motion passed unanimously.
June Heilman, Secretary
APPROVED ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2019