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PostSubject: PFC Minutes 8/8/2011   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:50 pm

Minutes of the Police& Fire Commission meeting held on Monday, August 8, 2011 pursuant to notice duly given.

1. Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Hayes.
2. Roll call: Ron Hayes, Jim Lacourciere and Tim Longsine. Also present: Jack Mlnarik, Don Phillips and Carol Stewart as recording secretary.
3. Moved by Longsine seconded by Lacourciere to approve of the agenda as presented.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 3 ayes
4. Moved by Lacourciere seconded by Longsine to approve as typed and place on file the 7/11/2011 PFC minutes.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 3 ayes
5. Public Input/Correspondence:
a. Chief Mlnarik reported they received a thank you from the Oconto Pharmacy for donated literature that will be distributed as part of the Free Vitamin Program;
6. Discussion/action/updates on the following:
a. Chief Phillips referred to letter that Chief Carper had submitted regarding the concealed carry law and signage of this building…to disallow concealed weapons in the building each entrance has to be marked…business owners would have to do the same if they do not want concealed weapons allowed; Phillips provided a sample of what the sign may look like; Phillips stated that the DOJ had a website for “Frequently Asked Questions” to provide information on the law…goes into extensive detail about requirements and limitations…i.e.
A person could have a weapon in vehicle and be compliant…a person could be in a tavern with a concealed weapon as long as they’re not consuming alcohol; Phillips stated he will put together a press release; Hayes stated we need to educate public…have uniform signs made up…provide guidance to the City council; Lacourciere questioned if this would pertain to all city buildings, all city properties? Longsine referenced all city parks? Phillips stated if you look at open spaces…i.e. parks…there’s the right to bear arms; Lacourciere suggested taking a look at what the county is doing…do same thing in conjunction with them; Phillips stated he will get the item on the agenda for Council, present it and see what path they want to take;
7. Review of Police, Fire and Ambulance reports;
Chief Mlnarik referred to a memo that he sent to Linda Belongia regarding the major repair issues with the ladder truck...the current value of the truck is $10,000.00 – $15,000.00 and the repair cost s are estimated at $16,000.00 - $17,000.00 per Red Power Diesel; Mlnarik stated that since putting together info in memo, he has been in contact with Rennert’s and they think they can do repairs for less…hopefully get about 6 or 7 more years out of it; Mlnarik stated there’s other aging apparatus and he plans on putting some repair schedule together – try to figure out funding for 4 pieces of equipment…the ladder truck, 2 ambulances and the tanker…if we are serving other townships, we need to have equipment; As far as the ladder truck is concerned, Mlnarik recommended the option of replacing the ladder truck with another used ladder at a cost of $250,000.00 - $300,000.00; Mlnarik stated the importance of having a ladder truck to support the city’s infrastructure and to maintain the current ISO rating;
Chief Phillips stated that he will develop a different format for future monthly reports e…provide info that can help with decision making…does not see a great deal of value with the data base format; Phillips reported they had a department staff meeting in which they talked about some of the issues…laid out the order of things for coming months; Hayes stated this is a good opportunity to put things in place before new chief comes in… time to do more creative things, would like to have officers be more visible…out on bikes, walking, etc…will put department in different light;
Mlnarik reported that they did emergency elevator operations training at the Okato Manor…fire inspections have started up again…applied for smoke detector grant…Joe Last completed mural in apparatus garage, should be commended for excellent job; Hayes applauded Mlnarik for all the training they have been getting done;
Moved by Lacourciere seconded by Lacourciere Longsine to approve and place the department reports on file.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 3 ayes

8. Discussion on financial reports and accts payables; Phillips reported that overtime will continue to rise due to another officer being off on medical leave;
Moved by Lacourciere seconded by Longsine to accept the financial reports and place on file and approve of the listing of accts payables for Police and Fire for a total of $4,049.95.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 3 ayes

9. Mlnarik reported he attended a two week training in financial management…good ideas for presenting budget…networked with other people...picked up some different computer programs; John Reed will be attending a fire investigation training in Sept. in Maryland, also;
Hayes stated that $36,900.00 was in the budget as part of the Safe Routes to School Program…must be sure to utilize; Phillips stated that he has enlisted Sgt. Jacquart to oversee that program and attend the meetings

10. Moved by Longsine seconded by Lacourciere to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Minutes submitted by
Carol Stewart
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer
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