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July 6, 2016 Colonia Board of Fire Commissioners Agenda Meeting

July 6, 2016 Colonia Board of Fire Commissioners Agenda Meeting

The agenda meeting of the Colonia Board of Fire Commissioners took place at the Colonia Firehouse on July 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The meeting was called to order by Board President Ray Hughes followed by a moment of silence for departed members.

Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Home News Tribune and the Asbury Park Press and at Town Hall.

Commissioners Present: Ed Sheehan, Bill Higgins, Jr. Ray Hughes, and Bill Stellmach

Excused; Jim Souza

Buildings and Grounds, Commissioner Higgins, Jr.

Opened up the bids for the roof. We got four bids back. From the advice of our lawyer we had to throw the lowest bid because there was no bid bond and the lawyer also had a problem with the second highest. So per his recommendation we are going to get rid of all the bids because they were over what we budgeted. We spoke with Chris Kosti from the township. He is going to speak with the company that is doing Port Reading which is a state bid which means we wouldn't have to go out to bid.

Getting some prices on chairs for the hall.

Water and Hydrants, Commissioner Higgins, Jr.


Insurance, Commissioner Hughes

Took the insurance off the mac car and we are getting about $400.00 back on that. One of the explorers was bit by a dog today. He went and got a tetanus shot.

Alarms and Radios, Commissioner Stellmach


Trucks and Equipment, Commissioner Sheehan

Generator was repaired on 12-21. Also it had a gas leak that was repaired. All computers are out and being programmed by the township. Commissioner Sheehan wants to start doing the cleaning they normally do on a yearly basis on the equipment. Get it done between now and Wildwood.

The rescue is back from Absolute and running.

Purchasing, Commissioner Hughes

The computers are in and the pants are in.

Old Business

Valic - As of 7/1 you should see an increase.

Ray presented the new hall rental agreement.

Commissioner Sheehan said the pumper is still working.

New Business

We are tabling doing the kitchen until the roof is done.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Commissioner Sheehan and seconded by Commissioner Higgins, Jr. Motion passed by a unanimous vote.