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April 5, 2017 Colonia Board of Fire Commissioners Regular Meeting

April 5, 2017 Colonia Board of Fire Commissioners Regular Meeting

The regular meeting of the Colonia Board of Fire Commissioners took place at the Colonia Firehouse on April 5, 2017 at 7:44pm. 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: Ray Hughes, Bill Higgins, Jr, Bill Stellmach Ed Sheehan, and Joe Fugaro

Chief Mackey

Inspector Schleck is getting information from Rutgers about the fire extinguisher prop. Chief Mackey will have something next month.

Monthly drill will be held at the town garage.

Fire Prevention will be held the first Sunday in October. Inspector Schleck will be getting involved this year.

Chief Mackey will have the report for Explorers next month.

Fire Prevention

Report was left.

Treasurer's Report, Commissioner Fugaro

See Attached.

A motion to accept the treasurer's report was made by Commissioner Sheehan and seconded by Commissioner Higgins, Jr. Motion passed.

Buildings and Grounds, Commissioner Stellmach

Going out to bid for kitchen and bathroom.

Commissioner Stellmach will be reaching out to electrician for switches in bar.

Water and Hydrants, Commissioner Stellmach


Insurance, Commissioner Hughes


Alarms/Radios, Commissioner Higgins, Jr.


Personnel, Commissioner Fugaro

There were two candidates tonight and two tomorrow night. Some are in process of finger printing another one is going for physical.

Trucks/Equipment, Commissioner Sheehan

Went over items in agenda.

Purchasing, Commissioner Hughes

The guy is coming to measure for those who need new gear on Thursday.

Old Business

New bar light costs between $8,000.00 and $9,000.00. Commissioners will look into it.

New Business


A motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 pm was made by Commissioner Higgins and seconded by Commissioner Sheehan. Motion passed.