Spenner called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Roll Call: Tom Spenner, Greg Kubarski and Jennifer Burchell
of Hillsboro: Richard Sebranek and Darrow Novy
of Forest: Bill Schiller
of Greenwood: Tom Skala and Leo Verbsky
of Hillsboro: Ray Mislivecek
of Union: Elgin Fanta
of Wonewoc: Absent
Department: Assistant Chief Tom Hotek
All municipalities noted that the meeting
had been properly posted.
No public input.
Minutes of the October 20, 2009 quarterly
meeting were presented. Ray Mislivecek made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Elgin Fanta. Motion carried.
The 4th quarter financial statements
were presented and reviewed. The 2009 expenses came in $14,856.52 under budget. The fire department has upcoming expenses
totaling approximately $13,000, including ten new pagers, repairs to Engine One, the matching portion of the DNR equipment
grant, and two uniforms. Richard Sebranek made a motion to add $14,856.52 to the 2010 contingency account, seconded by Greg
Kubarski. All voted in favor. Motion carried. The $10,000 CD will be renewed. $15,000 will be moved to a six-month CD.
Bill Schiller made a motion to accept the 4th quarter 2009 financial statements, seconded by Darrow Novy. Motion
Discussion was held regarding the 2% dues
money received by each municipality. Elgin Fanta stated that the town of Union pays a proportionate share of their 2% dues
to the LaFarge and Yuba fire departments, in addition to their annual dues. Hillsboro Area Fire Association refunded their
payment in a previous year, as all of the other municipality members included the 2% dues as a part of their annual fees due
to the association. Elgin stated he believes this lacks a paper trail. Darrow Novy made a motion to table this matter until
the October quarterly meeting, when the 2011 budget will be approved. Greg Kubarski seconded. All voted in favor. Motion
Assistant Chief Tom Hotek reported the
- The 2010 DNR Grant is waiting for final
approval. The fire association portion is 50%, or approximately $4,000.
- There hasn’t been a response regarding
the FEMA grant for fire department uniforms.
- There are three firefighters taking entry
level classes, and one new firefighter who will be taking this class. The fire department currently has 32 members.
- The brakes on Engine One still seize.
- A dry hydrant will be installed this
The next meeting was set for Monday, April
26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the fire station. Bill Schiller made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Assistant Chief Tom Hotek.