2017-09-05 Board Meeting Agenda

September​ ​5th,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​1800​ ​hours​ ​(6:00​ ​PM)
Open​ ​for​ ​public​ ​attendance​ ​and​ ​feedback

Call​ ​to​ ​Order – Carolyn​ ​Audibert,​ ​President
Pledge​ ​of​ ​Allegiance – All
Approval​ ​of​ ​Minutes – Jamie​ ​Beals Treasurer’s​ ​Report – Annette​ ​Foote

Fire​ ​Station​ – ​Report

Unfinished​ ​Business
40th​ ​Anniversary​ ​Party​ ​Recap – Ross Radford
Paint​ ​and​ ​repair​ ​quote​ ​for​ ​the​ ​shed – Corey Bennin
Sale​ ​of​ ​Propane Tank – Don​ ​Rowan
Gurney​ ​Offer – Captain Rick​ ​Johnson

New​ ​Business
Wood​ ​Chipping Service – Jamie​ ​Beals
Christmas​ ​Gift​ ​Ideas​ ​(Community​ ​Directory​ ​or​ ​Cookbook?) – Jamie​ ​Beals
Next​ ​Holiday​ ​Events​ ​(Christmas​ ​and Halloween?) – Jamie​ ​Beals
Elections – Jamie​ ​Beals

Input – Ranchita​ ​Residents

2017-08-01 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of MVVFD Board Meeting
August 1st, 2017

Vice President Don Rowan called the meeting to order at 6:04 PM

Members in Attendance:
Treasurer: Annette Foote
Secretary: Jamie Beals
Board Members: Ross Radford, Krystal Tronboll

Firefighters in Attendance:
Corey Bennin, Battalion 5 Chief Jeremy Roesler

Public in Attendance:
Dave and Sandy Weisgerber, Jim Allen, Ron Town, Tierra Tronboll, Sharri Dowdell, Tony Buchmiller

Minutes:
Annette Foote moved and Ross Radford seconded that the minutes be accepted as corrected. Dang Bros Pizza (Not Dan)

Treasurer’s Report:
County Money, Public Funds Account
Bank Balance $24,448.08

Grant Money, Non Public Funds Account
Bank Balance $36,743.42

Jamie Beals Motioned and Ross Radford seconded that the Treasurer’s report be accepted as read.

Station Manager’s Report:
Battalion 5 Chief Jeremy Roesler reports for Captain Rick Johnson that in July we had 29 days covered by reserves. For August, we have 2 additional drivers from down south. Chief Riesler reports that for the assessment and battery for the gurney, it will cost $2200 and Ramona may make an offer. Captain Johnson will update us on this at a later time.

Unfinished Business:

40th Anniversary Party Committee Update:
Natural Selection will start setting up around noon and will play from 6-10 PM. Dang Bros will set up at 4 and serve from 5-7. Ross Radford is donating peanuts for snacks. The board agrees we will sell sodas and waters after 7 for $1 each. The party is from 4-10 PM. The raffle will start at 7:30. Ron Town offers to make an opening in the fence on Skyway to create a parking area in the north part of the field to keep the fire station, road and mailboxes clear. Jamie Beals motions and Krystal Tronboll seconds that the $500 donation will be spent on a $300 gift certificate to Casa Del Zoro and 2- $100 cash envelopes for the raffle. Jim Allen offers to mow for $100, Jamie Beals motions to approve the $100 and Don Rowan seconds.

Shed Repairs: Corey Bennin reports that the doors are fixed but the person who did the repairs told him that the shed needs some repairs to the wood as well as painting. Jamie Beals motions and Krystal Tronboll seconds that we get an estimate for the repairs and discuss at the next meeting.

Propane Tank Offer: Don Rowan reports that an offer was made on the propane tank for $500. Jamie Beals motioned and Krystal Tronboll seconds that we accept the offer.

Upcoming Events:
August 19th: 40th anniversary party
September 9th: Community Breakfast and swap meet

Meeting was motioned to be adjourned at 7:20 by Annette Foote and seconded by Jamie Beals.

Respectfully submitted by Jamie Beals

2017-08-01 Board Meeting Agenda

August 1st, 2017 at 1800 hours (6:00 PM)
Open for public attendance and feedback

Call to Order – Carolyn Audibert, President
Pledge of Allegiance – All
Approval of Minutes – Jamie Beals
Treasurer’s Report – Annette Foote
Fire Station – Report

Unfinished Business:
40th Anniversary Committee Meeting Update – Ross Radford
Paint for the shed – Corey Bennin / Board
Offer on propane tank – Don Rowan

New Business:
Input – Ranchita Residents

2017-07-11 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of MVVFD Board Meeting
July 11th, 2017

Carolyn Audibert called the meeting to order at 6:10 PM

Members in Attendance:
Vice President: Don Rowan
Treasurer: Annette Foote
Secretary: Jamie Beals
Board Members: Ross Radford, Shannon Frink

Firefighters in Attendance:
Corey Bennin, Ken McGowan, Keenan Young

Public in Attendance:
Dave and Sandy Weisgerber, Jim Allen

Minutes:
Annette Foote moved and Shannon Frink seconded that the minutes be accepted as corrected. Grant account balance is $37,809.29

Treasurer’s Report:
County Money, Public Funds Account
Bank Balance $29,066.43

Grant Money, Non Public Funds Account
Bank Balance $37,008.85

Don Rowan moved and Carolyn Audibert seconded that the Treasurer’s report be accepted as read.

Station Manager’s Report:
Captain Rick Johnson was not present but let Carolyn Audibert know he would catch us up when he returns.

Unfinished Business:

Shirt quote: Carolyn Audibert presented the shirts and prices, Carolyn Audibert recommends we sell the t-shirts. Shannon Frink motions we will sell the shirts for $10 each for sizes small through XL and $12 for bigger sizes, Don Rowan seconds.

Don motions we approve $2220.00 for the purchase of the 250 shirts, Shannon Frink seconds the motion.

For the kids who designed the shirts, Jamie Beals motions we gift them both a $25 amazon gift card and recognize them on stage if they are present at the event. Don Rowan seconds the motion.

It is noted that we need to send personalized invitations to the party to Patricia Torres and both of the t-shirt designers.

Committee Meeting Update:
Jamie Beals reports that we can borrow trash cans for the event from Ramona Disposal and we will not be charged for them if we return them.

Ross Radford’s reports that Dan Bros Pizza will provide beer and lemonade which will be included in the cost of the catering. They have a generator but having other electricity will be helpful for them.

The Lenci’s have offered to rent us their generator, which would be enough to run the party, for $150 for the day including delivery, pickup and gas. We will have them on standby since Russ Frink has consulted with us about running cords from the station to the field and says it will be fine as long as the station has enough circuits. We will try the cords first and if that doesn’t work we will get the generator.

Don Rowan moves to approve $150 for the Lenci’s generator if needed, Jamie Beals seconds.

The board agrees asking the local teenagers who have licenses if they would like to be designated drivers is a good idea.

The board agrees to not rent a dunk tank for the party. We will have an arts and crafts table for the children instead, Shannon Frink offers to volunteer to oversee the table. Jamie Beals moves to approve $50 for craft supplies, Don Rowan seconds the motion.

Swap Meet Recap: Don Rowan reports that the swap meet went well, vendors are eager for the next one. There were 5 or 6 vendors and a table of community donations sold to raise money for the board. The income the board brought in from the swap meet was $287 with a $70 expense for donuts. The next swap meet will be September 9th from 9-12. There will be a community pancake and egg breakfast the same day, starting at 8 and ending at 10.

Signs: Jim Allen presented a quote for 25 signs for the breakfasts. Don Rowan motions to get 25 signs at $8.01 each, the board will reimburse Jim Allen for the cost. Jamie Beals seconds the motion.

Tax Bill: Annette Foote received another letter and states that the bookkeeper advises the board to just pay it. The bill is for $3,912.17. The bookkeeper says she will write letters to try to straighten the situation out. Don Rowan motions to pay the bill and Ross Radford seconds.

Doors: The door for the shipping container will be a hollow metal door and the repair man will fix the shed door. The repair will move forward as the funds have already been approved.

Gurney: The $2000 offer for the gurney is off the table so Jim Allen will list it on craigslist and eBay for $7000 OBO. Since he is listing the gurney he will also list the generator for $5000. In order to approve an OBO sale, Jim will email all the board members, 2 responses in agreement with the sale are necessary. We will add an item to the September agenda to update the progress on this if they haven’t sold.

New Business:
Patricia Torres recommended the MVVFD board for a $500 donation for the 40th Anniversary Party from the Ken Blanchard Companies, which we received. We will recognize her in the newsletter and at the 40th Anniversary party if she is present.

Upcoming Events:
August 19th: 40th Anniversary Party
September 9th: Community Breakfast and Swap Meet

Meeting was motioned to be adjourned by Don Rowan at 8:05.

Respectfully submitted by Jamie Beals

2017-07-11 Board Meeting Agenda

July 11th, 2017 at 1800 hours (6:00 PM)
Open for public attendance and feedback

Call to Order – Carolyn Audibert, President
Pledge of Allegiance – All
Approval of Minutes – Jamie Beals
Treasurer’s Report – Annette Foote
Fire Station – Report

Unfinished Business:
Quote for Anniversary Shirts – Carolyn Audibert
40th Anniversary Committee Meeting Update – Ross Radford
Quote for dunk tank – Jamie Beals
Swap Meet recap – Don Rowan
2012 Tax Bill – Annette Foote
Door Quotes – Corey Bennin/Annette Foote
Gurney – Carolyn Audibert

New Business:
Input – Ranchita Residents

2017-06-06 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of MVVFD Board Meeting
June 6, 2017

Don Rowan, Vice President, called the meeting to order at 6:05 pm

Members in Attendance:
Treasurer: Annette Foote
Board Member: Ross Radford, Krystal Tronboll

Members Absent:
Carolyn Audibert, Jamie Beals, Shannon Frink

Firefighters in Attendance:
Burke Kremensky, Battalion Chief
Corey S Bennin, SDCFA
Landon Jones, SDCFA
Ken McGowan, SDCFA
Mike Zavala, SDCFA

Public in Attendance:
Jim & Marilyn Allen, Sharri Dowdell, Tierra Tronboll, Dave & Sandy Weisgerber

Minutes:
Ross Radford moved, seconded by Annette Foote, that the minutes be accepted as corrected. Quote for doors should have been $1600.00 not $1700.00

Treasurer’s Report:
County Money, Public Funds Account
Balance $29,219.43

Grant Money, Non Public Funds Account
Previous Balance $37,969.46
Expenditures – 218.17
Deposit + 58.00
Balance $37,969.46

Ross Radford moved, seconded by Krystal Tronboll, that the treasurer’s report be accepted.

Station Report:
Mike Zavala reported there were 4 calls last month
May 9th -Medical aid
May 20th -Vegetation fire
May 26th -Traffic Collision
May 28th -Traffic Collision

Chief Kremensky reported the fire station was staffed 23 days last month. The community is reminded to clear defensible space around your homes. Fire fighters will be coming to the community soon to ensure your home complies.

Mike Zavala reported that the mount for a new fire station sign has been located in front of the station. The new sign should be in soon.

The tree that fell down and was cut up and removed by Corey Bennon. The firefighters ask that the stump be leveled so that the driveway can be widened.

Unfinished Business:

Anniversary Shirts
Tabled to the next meeting.

Signs
Don Rowan said we need 3 sandwich board signs, one in front of the station, one for S2 and one for SR79. Jim Allen said he needs to know what you want on the signs. It was suggested that it be: Breakfast (or dinner) with date and time and Swap Meet with date and time.

Sandy Weisgerber suggested that the sandwich boards be hinged instead of using rope. Jim Allen will make signs for the swap meet this upcoming weekend.

40th Anniversary Committee Meeting Update
Jamie Beals has paid a $50.00 deposit for the clown, balance due $115.00. The Porta Potty and sink have been booked. Jaimie was able to get a discount so the cost will be $375.40. The Jumpy House and Dunk Tank will cost $465.00. The Dunk Tank will cost $249.00 (or $250.00 depending on source) and these should get booked soon.

Sandy Weisgerber said, before the Dunk Tank gets booked, the Board needs to have one person confirmed to take care of it as well as having people who are willing to go in it. It was suggested that it be discussed at another board meeting.

It was moved by Annette Foote and seconded by Ross Radford that the funds be allocated to pay for it.

Sandy Weisgerber reported that 10 letters have been sent out to the local casinos to get donations for the party. There have been a few responses already.

Annette Foote reported that Don’s Market has donated a “Delicious Pack”.

Ross Radford set the next Anniversary Committee meeting for Monday June 12th at 6:00 pm.

Replacement Doors
Annette Foote said she received a quote from Scholes for $1000.00 to replace the existing door on the storage container. It was suggested that the decision be tabled until we hear back from Scholes in regards to materials that will be used. Corey Bennon will contact Scholes to get more information. The door needs to be replaced before the party.

Annette Foote moved, seconded by Krystal Tronboll, that we accept the $1000.00 quote provided the materials are acceptable.

Generator
Jim Allen reported that the company that purchased the fire trucks would only pay $1000.00 for the generator and they required help to load it. It was listed on Craig’s List with no response.

Reimbursements
Annette Foote reported that Ross Radford has been paid and she has checks for Jamie Beals but has to have invoices/bills from her.

May Breakfast Report
Don Rowan reported that it was successful. $160.00 was received in donations. Annette Foote said this covered all expenses. People in the community are asking that notice be sent out earlier. Don Rowan will attempt to put signs out 2-3 days before the event.

Don Rowan says that for the swap meet this upcoming weekend he has put flyers in Borrego, at Don’s Market and Sandy will post them at Warner Springs and Sunshine Summit. A notice has been put in the Julian news.

2012 Tax Bill
Annette Foote reported that Karen has not gotten back to her regarding this. Table to next meeting.

New Business:

Board Members
Ross Radford was asking for feedback regarding the solar light for the flag. Firefighters say that it is working well, that it illuminates the flag at night.

Don Rowan pointed out that the next MVVFD monthly meeting will fall on July 4th. It was suggested the meeting be rescheduled.

Ross Radford moved, seconded by Annette Foote, that the next MVVFD meeting be held on Thursday, July 6th, 2017.

Tents
Dave Weisgerber reported that there are 10×20 foot car tents available at Harbor Freight for $99.99. Don Rowan suggested we get two of them. Annette Foote suggested we ask people in the community to bring canopies for the party.

Annette Foote moved, seconded by Krystal Tronboll, that we buy two car canopies for $99.99

Annette Foote will purchase them.

Store Account for Firefighters
Krystal Tronboll reported that the firefighters account at the store has a negative balance of $72.00. It was determined that the MRT’s had not arrived as scheduled so the firefighters contacted the store to purchase major supplies for them. The firefighters have been requested to contact Annette Foote or a Board Member if this situation occurs again.

Dave Weisgerber donated $20.00 to the fund for the store.

Ross Radford moved, seconded by Annette Foote, that the meeting be adjourned.

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Marilyn Allen

2017-06-06 Board Meeting Agenda

June 6th, 2016 at 1800 hours (6:00 PM)
Open for public attendance and feedback

Call to Order Carolyn – Audibert, President
Pledge of Allegiance – All
Approval of Minutes – Jamie Beals
Treasurer’s Report – Annette Foote
Fire Station Report

Unfinished Business:
Quote for Anniversary Shirts – Carolyn Audibert
Quote for Signs – Jim Allen
40th Anniversary Planning Committee Update – Ross Radford
Replacement/Repaired Doors – Annette Foote
Generator – Jim Allen
Reimbursement of Expenses – Jamie Beals and Ross Radford
Quote for Dunk Tank – Jamie Beals
May Breakfast Recap – Don Rowan
2012 Tax Bill – Annette Foote
Door Quotes – Corey Bennin and Annette Foote

New Business:
Input Ranchita Residents

2017-05-02 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of MVVFD Board Meeting
May 2nd, 2017

Carolyn Audibert called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM

Members in Attendance:
Treasurer: Annette Foote
Secretary: Jamie Beals
Board Members: Ross Radford, Don Rowan, Shannon Frink

Firefighters in Attendance:
Captain Rick Johnson, Corey Bennin

Public in Attendance:
Dave and Sandy Weisgerber

Minutes:
Annette Foote moved and Shannon Frink seconded that the minutes be accepted as read.

Treasurer’s Report:
County Money, Public Funds Account
Bank Balance $29,219.43

Grant Money, Non Public Funds Account
Bank Balance $37,969.46

Jamie Beals moved and Ross Radford seconded that the Treasurer’s report be accepted as read.

Station Manager’s Report:
Captain Rick Johnson reports that the station was covered 19 days in April for 24 hour days and 3 days for 12 hours. He reports the following calls:

  • 4/01 Medical Aid in SS Vehicle vs Pedestrian
  • 4/02 Collision
  • 4/15 Structure fire in Ramona
  • 4/16 Traffic Collision
  • 4/23 Structure Fire on La Jolla reservation Medical Rescue
  • 4/29 Vegetation Fire

Captain Johnson reports that we have 1 new operator for a total of 7. At the monthly working group meeting, more incentives were discussed for volunteers (food and fuel stipends?)

Corey Bennin reports that the DSI are coming and to get homes cleaned up, mow before 10 am to reduce fire risk. He asks that people are patient with the inspectors as they will have some questions to update a new electronic system that is being implemented to help with resource management.

Captain Johnson reports that Adam Lambert is no longer a Chief out here; he transferred to Ramona. Jeremi Roesler is the new Battalion Chief.

The GPS are here and on the equipment. Soon all 7 operators will be coming to Ranchita.

Unfinished Business:

  1. Generator: tabled to next meeting.
  2. Shirt quote: Carolyn Audibert will email to the board.
  3. Signs: tabled to next meeting.
  4. Flag light: Don Rowan moves to reimburse Ross Radford $153 for the light, Shannon Frink seconds the motion. Ross will have the light put up.
  5. 40th anniversary: Our insurance will not cover alcohol and we do not have enough manpower to do our own bbq and food so Don Rowan recommends we use a caterer. The board and community approves the following for the party:
    • Dang Brother Pizza catering and drinks for $3000
    • Porto Potties: Standard, Handicapped, Wash Station for $404.56
    • Mowing of the field by Nick Ketelsen for $300
    • Face painting and balloon twisting by Erika Newsome for $165
    • Jump house obstacle course for $249
    • Carolyn Audibert wants a quote for a dunk tank as well, will put on agenda for the next meeting.
  6. The board approves of Dave and Sandy Weisgerber’s letter for donation requests.
  7. Doors: Annette Foote got a quote for $1700 for the 2 doors. She is waiting on a few more quotes and Corey Bennin will ask his neighbor for a quote as well so this is tabled until the next meeting.
  8. Easter party recap: Went well. People want more events. Donations of $38 cash and $25 check.
  9. The website is updated and working again.
  10. Purpose of the board: Don Rowan states the purpose of the Ranchita Fire Board is for community support and involvement. Carolyn Audibert adds that we provide supplies for the fire fighters. Ross Radford comments that we should promote fire safety in the community. Don Rowan notes that this is how we know what the community and Fire Authority are doing.

New Business:
Annette Foote brings up a $4000 tax bill from 2012. She is contacting the bookkeeper for more info and will report back next meeting.

Upcoming events:
May 20th: Breakfast, 8-10. Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs and Drinks.
June 10: Swap Meet, 8-12. Coffee and donuts will be supplied, Don Rowan will head this up.
July 8th: Breakfast, 8-10. Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs and Drinks.
August 19th: 40th Anniversary Party

Starting in September we will have a monthly meal on the second Saturday of the month.

Meeting was adjourned by Don Rowan at 8:22
Respectfully submitted by Jamie Beals

2017-05-02 Board Meeting Agenda

May 2nd, 2016 at 1800 hours (6:00 PM)
Open for public attendance and feedback

Call to Order-Carolyn Audibert, President
Pledge of Allegiance-All
Approval of Minutes-Jamie Beals
Treasurer’s Report-Annette Foote
Fire Station Report

Unfinished Business:
A) Quote for Anniversary Shirts – Carolyn Audibert
B) Quote for Signs – Don Rowan
C) Flag Pole Light – Ross Radford
D) 40th Anniversary Committee Meeting Update – Ross Radford
E) Replacement/Repaired Doors – Annette Foote
F) Easter Party Recap – Don Rowan
G) Website – Ross Radford
H) Update Contact Info – Jamie Beals

New Business:
Purpose and Intention of the Fire Board – Jamie Beals
Input – Ranchita Residents

2017-04-04 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of MVVFD Board Meeting
April 4th, 2017

Carolyn Audibert called the meeting to order at PM

Members in Attendance:
Treasurer: Annette Foote
Board Members: Ross Radford, Don Rowan, Jamie Beals, Shannon Frink

Fire Fighter in Attendance:
Captain Rick Johnson, Corey Bennin

Public in Attendance:
Dave and Sandy Weisgerber, Jim and Marilyn Allen

Minutes:
Don Rowan moved and Annette Foote seconded that the minutes be accepted as read.

Treasurer’s Report:
County Money, Public Funds Account
Bank Balance $29,165.42

Grant Money, Non Public Funds Account
Bank Balance $$38,109.37

Ross Radford moved and Don Rowan seconded that the Treasurer’s report be accepted as read.

Station Manager’s Report:
Captain Rick Johnson reports the following calls:
6 traffic accidents
1 public service
1 vehicle fire
5 medical aid

Captain Johnson reports that the inspection went well. Recommendations are to get perimeter fencing and figure out what to do with the generator. He states that the vacuum was delivered and that the GPS devices are at Monte Vista and ready for pick up. The quarterly meeting is rescheduled for sometime in the summer. And for staffing, we currently have only 6 operators but they are working on it and people are promoting soon.

Unfinished Business:
A) Anniversary party – Don Rowan moves and Jamie Beals seconds that the board approves $1000 to hire Natural Selection for the party. The board voted on 2 student designs for the t-shirts. Carolyn Audibert will get a cost quote and we will put that for vote on the next agenda.

B) Don Rowan reports that we have 2 signs to use for events and requests that we get 2 more, Jim Allen and Don Rowan will put together a quote to be voted on at the next meeting.

C) More gravel is needed to fill in the rest of the drive. Jamie Beals motions and Annette Foote seconds to approve $1000.

D) Easter breakfast and egg hunt will take place on April 15th. Breakfast at 9, egg hunt at 10, prep starts at 8. We will serve pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and cocoa. Don Rowan will head up the event, Annette Foote will do the shopping, Jamie Beals volunteered to stuff the eggs and Shannon Frink and Don Rowan volunteered to do set up and decorations.

E) Ross Radford will have a light for the flag pole to vote on at the next meeting.

F) Annette Foote and Carolyn Audibert will go to the bank and change the account signers next week.

G) Annette Foote will call about the insurance.

H) The training center is still in discussion and Ranchita is still being considered.

New Business:
Ross Radford volunteers to be the head of the 40th Anniversary party planning committee. A planning meeting will take place on April 17th at 6 PM at the fire station. Current people volunteering are Sandy Weisgerber, Shannon Frink, Annette Foote, Don Rowan and Jamie Beals.

Don Rowan moves and Shannon Frink seconds to reappoint Jamie Beals as board secretary.

Meeting was adjourned by Don Rowan at 7:52

Respectfully submitted
Jamie Beals