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January 1st, 2014 Colonia Board of Fire Commissioners Regular Meeting

 The regular meeting of the Colonia Board of Fire Commissioners took place at the Colonia Firehouse on January 1, 2014. 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, Jim Souza, Jr. Ed Sheehan, Bill Higgins, Sr.,
and BillHiggins, Jr.


Chief's Report, B. Stellmach
I know Mike spoke to the Commissioners about the radio program. They inadvertently can get changed from band to band. It is a safety issue and something that needs to get done. I need to know who i can talk to or how it has to get done. I will call Pinnacle and we will sit down and write down exactly what the radios are supposed to do.

I have the month of December percentages. Some guys were short. I am going to sit
down with those guys and find out what their intent is with the fire department.
We didn't need to have a Chief's call for the snow storm. We had enough guys that
came up to volunteer which was nice. All the equipment worked fine.

Treasurer's Report, Commissioner Souza, Jr.
(See attached)
A motion to accept treasurer's report was made by Commissioner Sheehan and seconded by Commissioner Higgins, Jr. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Buildings and Grounds, Commissioner Higgins, Sr.
Commissioner Higgins, Jr. got a proposal from Chris Hammel to paint the radio room and touch up in the radio room and the bay. The cost is $300.00. If we ok he can start tomorrow.

A motion to accept Chris Hammel's bid to paint was made by Commissioner Sheehan
and seconded by Commissioner Hughes. Motion passed by a unanimous vote.

Water and Hydrants, Commissioner Higgins, Jr.

Insurance, Commissioner Hughes, Jr.

Alarms and Radios, Commissioner Higgins, Jr.
I brought up earlier that Stephanie reworked a proposal that took out the third option for radios and the price is now at $114,371.52 for everything we need including racks in the back all the wiring monitors traffic lights.....

A motion to accept the new proposal was made by Commissioner Higgins, Sr. and
seconded by Commissioner Sheehan. Motion passed by a unanimous vote.

Personnel, Commissioner Souza, Jr.

Trucks and Equipment, Commissioner Sheehan
Everything was covered in the agenda meeting.

A motion was made by Commissioner Souza to purchase the new truck for the Chief and seconded by Commissioner Higgins, Jr. Motion passed by a unanimous vote.

Purchasing, Commissioner Hughes, Jr.
Purchasing the Chief's car.

Old Business

New Business
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Commissioner Sheehan and seconded by Commissioner Higgins, Sr. Motion passed by a unanimous vote.