ERIE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER'S ASSOCIATION
December 8, 2017
Call to Order-Sparky Warner (President) Pledge of allegiance
Roll Call by Penny Hermann (Secretary)
Treasure Report-by Monica Warner (Treasurer}--see report.
Transfer money to pay for conference. Gaming funds added.
Motion to pay internet and snacks.
Interest and earnings will be coming from the savings. CD for 2% may be looked at (18months).
There was a discussion on investment options. Motion to purchase a CD all in favor. Motion to accept treasure report.
Minutes from last month were approved.
Old Business-- Awards Dinner
---$17 on April 13th
---Discussion on what gift to give from UPMC.
Perry Hi-way Essential class next year conditional if funds are given from county.
Inspection of trailer will be happening. Looking for info on use of trailer to show use to include in grant. Discussion on Award dinner. There will be a speaker, OSHA state for public safety.
Motion to approve the minutes for last month. Approved.
Motion to approve the directors and officers to next year. Approved.
Motion to make a Bi-law change to use the majority present to pay bills and to run the meeting. 'Those present constitute a Quorum and those present carry a vote." Approved. Also, if you do not pay your dues you cannot vote.
Discussion was had on attendance at meeting and on who paid dues. If you do not pay your dues, then the cost of the dinner will be more. Will make a list of companies who did not pay. Discussion on if you do not pay dues you cannot get a grant. Dues to come out of training money if not paid. A list of who paid their dues will be included by Monica Warner to be included in the minutes.
Discussion on publishing attendance in next month minutes. Meeting locations for next vear:
January-Kuhl Hose February-ErieMaennerchor March-Harborcreek
May-Fire Fighters Museum
September-Elgin Beaver Dam
ECDOPS-Advisory board meeting next week at :1.:oopm CERT-Calendar is finalized for next year.
---Sent out training schedule.
LEPC---Haven't sent meeting schedule yet. Legislative---Report on OSHA Bill
Building code. Want to remove State Fire Commissioner from RACK. Workers Comp. :1.909 House Bill to address the fix. Waiting on this.
Audit. Reserve fund set aside from SWIFT (State workers insurance fund). 75 million above. Ifwe must cover then will raise premiums. Asked to set proposal. If you are active suppression member then you are not covered.
Relief distribution is the lowest in :15 years.
safety house put away for winter.
Table top at Corry Hospital
---new policy and procedures for severe weather.
Motion to adjourn.
Respectfully submitted by,
Penelope Hermann Secretary