Directors Present: President Ken March, Treasurer Chris Liller, Chief Phil Tirrell, Directors Tom Goddard, Curt Barnes, Harry Nelson, Jay Wilson, Real Bazin, and Harry Boynton.
The meeting was called to order at 1900 hours.
Meeting Minute: A motion was made by Director Goddard to accept the minutes of the April 2016 Annual Meeting. The motion was seconded and passed.
A motion was made by Treasurer Liller to accept the minutes of the March 2016 Board of Directors meeting. The motion was seconded and passed.
Treasurers Report: Chief Tirrell provided a detail report on where we are financially with the operational budget and the radio repair shop. A motion was made by Treasurer Liller and seconded by Director Goddard to accept the treasurers report. Motion passed.
Coordinators Report: Chief Tirrell presented his monthly report of activities for the period of March 10, 2016 to May 9, 2016 that are above the normal day to day operational activities. A motion was made by Director Nelson and seconded by Treasurer Liller to accept the Coordinators report. Motion passed.
By-Laws Committee: Nothing to report.
Regional Training Committee: Planning to have Dr. Harry Carter do a seminar on September 24th.
Public Relations Committee: Nothing to report.
The annual meeting was well attended in spite of the number of brush fires going on at that time. Commissioner Finn did an excellent presentation about the Beacon Street fire in Boston. The certified letter sent to Charlestown in regards to money owed to SWNHDFMA has been picked up with no response from Charlestown. It was the general consensus of the board to push forward in an effort to recover the money owed. The health insurance issue is still not resolved with Local 3265.
New Business: The high amount of brush fires in recent weeks has kept dispatch extremely busy. They are to be commended for the outstanding performance during those extremely busy times. Chief Tirrell continues to work with Vermont Yankee in obtaining surplus equipment for the system and members as a result of the plant closing.
Personnel Issues: The board went into Executive Session to discuss.
Open Discussion: There was discussion about excessive and incorrect radio use. Some ideas for resolution were discussed and will be revisited for further discussion.
The meeting was adjourned at 2030.
Respectfully submitted, Harry Boynton, Acting Secretary