LGIFR Meeting
April 9, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Weronik at 10:00 A.M. at the LGIFR Firehouse. 

The following board members were present: Bob Weronik, Conrad Coolidge, Leigh Olson, Paul Holmes and Andy Hagelin (via telephone).

Public Comment: None

Treasurer’s Report: Conrad Coolidge presented the January 2016 financials which included a cash balance of $163,251. Conrad also indicated that $138,907 had been received from Charlotte County for MSBU funds and EMS funds of $30,000. Paul Holmes moved to accept the Treasurers Report. Leigh Olson seconded the motion which was passed unanimously. The January 2016 Financials will be posted to the LGIFR website. Conrad Coolidge reported that the third installment on the fire house building lot has been paid. 

Firehouse Lease and Repairs Update: Leigh Olson reported that negotiations on the Fire House lease renewal are ongoing. The stove has been replaced. A new thermostat has been installed. A work picnic is being planned for Fire House maintenance. Conrad Coolidge reported that the Suncoast Broadband tower is in need of replacement. The Charlotte County repeater uses the tower for County calls. Leigh will take the tower situation to the committee.

Fire Chief Search Update: Paul Holmes reported that the job description, copy attached, has been updated and submitted to Florida Firefighters Association to post on their website as soon as it is back up and running. Bob Weronik has received inquiries from some interested parties and will forward them to Paul. The language may need to read that it be “preferred” the Fire Chief live on the island than be “required” to live on island. Paul and the committee will take this under advisement. There have been no applications received to date. 

Minutes: Paul Holmes moved to accept the 1-16-2016 minutes. Leigh Olson seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Fire Apparatus Accessibility Study: Bob presented the fire truck accessibility study which was conducted by Acting Chief Don Adams and will be posted the LGIFR website. Bob reported an interest by Charlotte County Fire Chief Marianne Taylor in coordinating training with Charlotte County. 

Fire Chief's Report: Bob Weronik presented the Fire Chiefs Report. The training and certification of volunteers should include various levels of training. CERT training by Charlotte County is a possibility at the lower end of training requirements. Certified professional responder to include firefighter certifications. Acting Fire Chief Don Adams has approved three online vendors for Firefighter One online training. Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) requirements are also being looked into. Bob will ask Don Adams to develop a communication around the online training opportunities which can be circulated to islander. Leigh Olson will take the water hydrant requirements to his committee.

FLSA Update: The board's position is that LGIFR falls under the Fair Labor Standards Act 207K exemption allowing up to 212 hours in 28 days before overtime is required to be paid. The board had previously adopted 153 hours in a 21 day pay period. Don is recommending that LGIFR go to a 28 day pay cycle. Bob suggested LGIFR should consider issuing a written statement for any new hires at some point. Bob Weronik moved that LGIFR adopt a 28 day pay period. Conrad Coolidge seconded the motion which was passed unanimously. 

New Business: The County has requested that we inform them of any MSBU increases that are being considered. Bob Weronik will review the timeline required for any increases. Bob Weronik has been cleaning up the website. The next meeting date will be March 12, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the LGIFR Fire House.

Public Comment: None.

Paul Holmes moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:11 A.M. Leigh Olson seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Leigh Olson, LGIFR Secretary
Little Gasparilla Island Fire Rescue

2016-7


Patients: 1​

321 - EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury
8945 Gulf ST 
Placida FL 33946

2016-6


Patients: 0

118 - Trash or rubbish fire, contained
8066 Grand AVE 
Placida FL 33946

2016-5


Patients: 1

320 - Emergency medical service, other
9400 LGI # C7
LGI FL 33946

2016-4


Patients: 0

100 - Fire, other
9400 Hideaway Bay 
Placida FL 33946
2016-3

Patients: 0
100 - Fire, other
9400 Hideawy Bay 
Placida FL 33946
2016-2

Patients: 1
321 - EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury
9296 LGI 
Placida FL 33946
2016-1

Patients: 0
140 - Natural vegetation fire, other
8610 Marsh 
Placida FL 33946


Little Gasparilla Island Fire and Rescue Inc.
February 6, 2016 Minutes

​​These standards mainly deal with entering any atmosphere/environment that is an immediate dangerous to life and health.​


Number and Type of Incidents
Please note to date that 6 of the 12 incidents were at Hideaway Bay Beach Club Condominiums.

BOARD MINUTES 2016

​Call to OrderBob Weronik called the meeting to order at 10:00 A.M.

Directors PresentBob Weronik, Conrad Coolidge, Paul Holmes

Public Comments: None

Approval of Minutes: Paul Holmes moved to approve the minutes of April 9, 2016. Conrad seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Treasurers Report: Conrad Coolidge discussed the highlights of the First Quarter 2016 Financial Statements which will be posted to the LGIFR website. It was noted that fire/medic overtime is running high and needs to be continuously monitored. Also, the $6k in Legal expenses was not budgeted and is a financial exposure. Bob Weronik moved to accept the First Quarter 2016 Financial Statements as presented. Paul Holmes seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.


Acting Fire Chief Report: Acting Fire Chief Don Adams discussed Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS), regulatory compliance issues, worker’s compensation as well as the volume and types of incidents. A copy of the Fire Chief's Report will be posted to the LGIFR website.

Fire House Repair Update: Bob Weronik reported on the status of the repairs to the Fire House required by the landlord. Bob Weronik will look into the permit requirements for replacing the deck at the Fire House with David Haynes. Ferry transportation by Placida Condos is still being reviewed. Andy Hagelin reported that the Placida Harbor ferry is no longer willing to transport fire/medics for their shift change in the off season for free. Bob Weronik will pursue opportunities for a boat either donated or via grant for firefighter transportation and will discuss the lack of a fire/medic on the island for the shift turnover (about 30 minutes). 

Regulatory Compliance: Bob Weronik reported that the majority of the deficiencies found by the State Fire Marshal’s Office in October 2015 were due to lack of written policies and procedures. Bob is developing a status worksheet to track mitigation efforts on the policies needing to be developed. Paul Holmes moved to approve the Drug Free Workplace Policy as presented by Acting Chief Don Adams, which was recommended by our Worker’s Compensation carrier. Bob Weronik seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Litigation: Bob Weronik reported the FLSA claim by Stephen Demeter and Paul Coblentz has been filed in Federal Court. Our attorney has responded to the claim with a motion of dismissal. Based upon our filing, their attorney is preparing to file an amended claim. 

Medical Director Update: Bob Weronik reported that Dan O'Leary intends to resign as our Medical Director for personal reasons. Marianne Taylor will discuss any issues with Dan O'Leary. The Board will start the process of securing a medical director required for ALS services forthwith. 

Fire Chief Update: Kevin Ratzmann, one of the final candidates for the position of Fire Chief, presented his credentials and goals for the department. 

Budget: Bob Weronik asked Acting Chief Don Adams for a short list of assets needed for the next year and any other budget saving ideas. 

Next Meeting: The next meeting will be June 25, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the firehouseAdjournment: Paul Holmes moved to adjourn the meeting at 12:26 P.M. Conrad Coolidge seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.


Respectfully Submitted,
Robert M. Weronik, Chairman

Little Gasparilla Island Fire and Rescue, Inc.
January 2, 2016 Meeting Minutes

LGIFR Board Meeting
May 14, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Bob Weronik at 10:00 A.M. at the LGIFR Firehouse.

The following board members were presentBob Weronik,  Conrad Coolidge, Leigh Olson,  Paul Holmes and Andy Hagelin.


Public Comment: None


Approval of Minutes: Leigh Olson moved to accept the minutes of the February 6, 2016 meeting. Bob Weronik seconded the motion which was passed unanimously. Paul Holmes moved to approve the minutes of the February 24, 2016 meeting. Andy Hagelin seconded the motion which was passed by affirmative votes by Andy Hagelin, Paul Holmes and Bob Weronik. Conrad Coolidge and Leigh Olson abstained from voting.


Treasurers  Report: Conrad Coolidge indicated that the February 2016 Financials will be presented at the next meeting. $560.00 of TShirts have been sold since the first of the year. The Little Gasparilla Ladies Group ( LGLG)  donated $1,000.00 to LGIFR. Bob Weronik will send a thank you note to LGLG. Pede Fraser will look into purchasing Quick Books for inventory tracking purposes. Andy Hagelin suggested a fire sale of items. Anita Burger will be asked to head up the fire sale. Since last reported $13,560.00 in MSBU funds have been received from Charlotte County.


Fire Chief Report: Acting Fire Chief Don Adams presented the Fire Chief Reort. The Fire Chiefs Report will be posted to the LGIFR website.


Firehouse Lease and Repairs Update: Andy Hagelin reported that the lease is on a month to month basis and that the owner is encouraged by the progress of the fire house improvements.


Risk and Compliance Update: Bob Weronik asked Acting Fire Chief Don Adams to focus on the state requirements and how well LGIFR adheres to the state requirements.


Fire Chief Search Update: Paul Holmes reported that there have been 3 interviews for a new Fire Chief.    Additional interviews are scheduled for the weekend of March 19, 2016. 


Public Comment:  None.


The next meeting will be April 9, 2016 at 10:00 at the LGIFR Firehouse.

Leigh Olson moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:43 A.M.  Conrad Coolidge seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,
Leigh Olson, LGIFR Secretary

Little Gasparilla Island Fire and Rescue Inc.
February 24, 2016 Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Bob Weronik at 10:01am.

The following agenda changes were proposed by Chairman Bob Weronik: Add Replacement of Diana Obermeyer as representative for District 2
Add New Business

The minutes of the December 5, 2015 LGIFR meeting were read. Paul Holmes moved to approve the minutes as read. The motion was seconded by Conrad Coolidge and passed unanimously.

Conrad Coolidge reported a bank balance of $86,583. This amount includes approximately 30 thousand dollars of 2016 MSBU funds. Andy Hagelin moved to accept the Treasurers Report. Paul Holmes seconded the motion which was passed unanimously. The financials for December will be presented at the next meeting.

Chairman Bob Weronik presented his strategies and priorities with a brief discussion of each.  A copy of the document is attached to these minutes.

Chairman Bob Weronik announced that Diana Obermyer resigned from the LGIFR Board effective January 1, 2016. Diana Obermyer was the representative from District 2. Paul Holmes moved to appoint Leigh Olson as the District 2 representative for the remainder of Diana’s term. Andy Hagelin seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Conrad Coolidge moved to have the existing members of the Board retain their positions as officers. Paul Holmes seconded the motion which was passed unanimously' Paul Holmes moved to name Leigh Olson as Secretary. Andy Hagelin seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Chairman Weronik reported that Chief Demeter is currently on Workman’s Compensation. Bob Weronik moved to appoint Don Adams as the acting chief on a month to month basis. Leigh Olson seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Midge O’Hara resigned as the Webmaster. Bob Weronik asked for volunteers to fill the position of Webmaster. Mary Lou Davidson volunteered to act as Webmaster until a permanent replacement can be found.


Bob Weronik moved to form Advisory Groups for the following areas:
1. Chief Search
2. Firehouse Building Planning
3. LGIFR Infrastructure
4. Compliance and Risk Management

Paul Holmes seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Paul Holmes moved that the 2016 First Quarter LGIFR meetings be held on 1-16-16, and 2-13-16 all at 10:00 A.M. Leigh Olson seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Conrad Coolidge presented Chief Demeter with his Chief Fire Officer certification.

Conrad Coolidge moved that Roberts Rules of Order be followed in the absence of direction from the LGIFR Bylaws. Paul Holmes seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

The Board entered into a working session. LGIFR will engage Don Adams on a month to month basis for administrative duties to include staffing, recruiting and call log reporting for $1,000.00 a month.

Paul Holmes moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:29 A.M. Bob Weronik seconded the motion which was passed unanimously

Respectfully submitted,
Leigh Olson, Secretary

Board of Director Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2016

Fire Chief Report: Bob Weronik presented Acting Fire Chief Don Adams' Fire Chief Report:

  • Maintenance at the Station - Thank Michael Anderson and Firefighter Underhill for working on replacing the screens around the front porch at the Station. 
  • State Aggregate Report - The EMS Aggregate Prehospital Report and Provider Profile Information Form was completed and submitted for the first quarter reporting (January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016).
  • CAFS - Still attempting to schedule a demonstration for the CAFS (Compressed Air Foam Systems) for a Board meeting.  It appears that we will have to schedule a day when the salesperson for CAFS is available and not during a Board Meeting. Anyone on the island would be welcome to attend the demonstration.
  • EMS Training - Dr. O’Leary provided two PowerPoint Presentations for all personnel to review and document the training.  The training was provided to all personnel to include the first responders. 
  • Bureau of Fire Standards Guidance for Regulatory Compliance - In ensuring compliance with Florida Administrative Code 69A-62, LGIFR falls short on any of the standards that reference two firefighters on the scene, such as:
  • 98. OSHA 1910.134(g)(3)(i) One FF or, when needed, more than one FF located outside the IDLH atmosphere
  • 99. OSHA 1910.134(g)(3)(ii) Visual, voice, or signal line communication is maintained between FFs in the IDLH atmosphere and FFs located outside the IDLH atmosphere
  • 100. OSHA 1910.134(g)(3)(iii) FFs located outside the IDLH atmosphere are trained and equipped to provide effective emergency rescue
  • 101. OSHA 1910.134(g)(3)(iv) Incident Command is notified before FFs enter the IDLH atmosphere to provide emergency rescue
  • 106. OSHA 1910.134(g)(4)(i) At least two FFs enter the IDLH atmosphere and remain in visual or voice contact with one another at all times
  • 107. OSHA 1910.134(g)(4)(ii) At least two FF are located outside the IDLH atmosphere​

Little Gasparilla Island Fire and Rescue Inc.
March 12, 2016 Minutes

Web Site: Go Daddy is sun setting the platform LGIFR.com was built on. The website will need to be rebuilt on the new platform. An email request will be sent for a volunteer to create and maintain the website.

501c3 Annual Report: Bob Weronik has completed the State of Florida 501c3 annual report. The signature page needs to be signed by the directors, scanned and sent in. Pede Fraser will follow up with the bookkeeper to have a report created for 501c3 reporting.

Ferry Transportation: Placida Harbor has given notice that they will no longer transport the firefighters.  Andy Hagelin will be working with Placida Harbor in resolving this issue.

Fire Chief Update: Bob Weronik presented a report detailing the discovery on April 4th, 2016, that the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office conducted a State Statute compliance assessment of LGIFR on October 8, 2015. Fire Chief Stephen Demeter was present for the state audit. Stephen Demeter failed to notify the previous Board or the present Board of the assessment for compliance violation findings. Stephen also failed to disclose the audit or finding in his 2015 Annual Report, during email conversations with the incoming Chairman during transition despite being asked specifically about the status of LGIFR regulatory compliance, or during the transition of fire chief duties to Don Adams during his leave of absence. No evidence could be found that Demeter attempted to mitigate the regulatory compliance gaps based upon a file review by Acting Chief Adams. Paul Holmes moved to terminate Steve Demeter for cause immediately.  Andy Hagelin seconded the motion which was passed unanimously. Bob Weronik will issue a notice of termination to Steve Demeter. 
Paul Holmes reported that we have two possible candidates for position of Fire Chief.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be May 14, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the LGIFR firehouse.


Adjournment: Conrad Coolidge moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 A.M. Paul Holmes seconded the motion which passed unanimously.


Respectfully,
Leigh Olson, Secretary

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Little Gasparilla Island
​Fire and Rescue, Inc

Call to OrderChairman Bob Weronik called the meeting to order at 10:02 A.M.

Directors PresentBob Weronik, Paul Holmes, Leigh Olson, Conrad Coolidge and Andy Hagelin.

Public Comments: None

Meeting Minutes: Paul Holmes moved to accept the minutes of the March 12, 2016 meeting. Conrad Coolidge seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Treasurers Report: Conrad Coolidge presented the financial statements for the quarter ending March 31, 2016 which will be posted to the LGIFR web site. There is a $43,000 short fall in budget income from MSBU funds but it is anticipated that the shortfall will be made up next month with the check from Charlotte County. Conrad Coolidge reported $1,029.50 in YTD sales from t-shirts. Leigh Olson moved to accept the Treasurers report. Andy Hagelin seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Accomplishments: Bob Weronik reviewed the Quarter 1 2016 LGIFR accomplishments to include:

  • Stabilized paid staff by addressing morale, appointing acting fire chief, and hiring new FF/medics
  • Established 4 Advisory Group with community representation
  • Developed and communicated Board strategies and priorities
  • Conducted an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (risk assessment) (positioned for grant applications)
  • Developed a collaborative relationship with CCFR, which was non-existent
  • Working through fire house lease renewal – completed 90% of building and grounds repairs agreed to during last lease negotiation – held community volunteer firehouse clean up event with 16 volunteers
  • Hosted 2 “coffee and donuts” meet and greet event with Acting Fire Chief Adams to build island relationships
  • Gained approval from Acting Fire Chief for Firefighter 1 online training
  • Updated website, archived dated documents
  • Conducted an analysis of Engine 71 accessibility – learned a good portion of island cannot be served by apparatus
  • Conducting a search for Fire Chief – identified 2 final candidates – on hold due to possible litigation
  • Conducted a time / day analysis for fire and ems calls on island – learned the vast majority of calls are EMS – concentrated in Hideway condos area – and times are diverse
  • Successfully passed State EMS compliance audit
  • Conducted an inventory and conditions assessment of LGIFR equipment for life cycle management ​

Bob Weronik called the meeting to order at 10:00am.

 

  • Public Comment

Midge O’Hara announced she received an email from the County MSBU Coordinator, Deana Southwell, informing her one new vacant parcel was added to the LGIFR MSBU count. The new unit brings the total of occupied units to 508 and vacant units to 261. An occupied unit is a parcel with a structure such as a house. Midge said she would continue as the LGIFR point of contact for unit count changes with the County


  • Review and Approval of January 2, 2016,  Meeting Minutes

Paul Holmes motioned to accept the draft meeting minutes of the January 2, 2016, meeting. Andrew Hagelin seconded the motion. Bob Weronik, Andrew Hagelin, Paul Holmes and Leigh Olson voted in favor. Conrad Coolidge abstained. 


  • Treasurer’s Report

Bob Weronik said he had missed listing the Treasurer’s Report on the agenda. Andrew Hagelin motioned to add the report to the agenda. Paul Holmes seconded the motion.  All votes in favor.  

Conrad Coolidge reported that he had not received the official bank statements for December of 2015, but early calculations report a balance of approximately $5,000 in the fire budget and a balance of approximately $8,000 in the EMS budget. Until bank statements are received, balances are estimates only.  It was noted that we incurred considerable overtime covering Steve Demeter’s shifts which may erode any positive balances.

Leigh Olson motioned to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Paul Holmes seconded the motion.  Motion based by unanimous vote.


  • Acting Fire Chief Don Adams Report

Acting Fire Chief Don Adams presented a comprehensive SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis as requested by the Board. As part of the analysis, Acting Chief Adams spoke to numerous community members and all the paid professionals of LGIFR, and reviewed industry standards and best practices. As part of the SWOT analysis, Acting Chief Adams developed goals and strategies for 2016 to address process improvements. The full presentation is posted on the LGIFR website. In summary, Acting Chief Adams identified the following strengths:

  • Administrative Experience
  • Budget through sustained MSBU funding  
  • EMS Technology
  • Quality of Service Delivery
  • Leadership
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities of firefighters
  • Diverse staff


Weaknesses identified were:

  • Firefighter inexperience in some cases
  • Internal Personnel Communication
  • Technology (computers, cell phone and website)
  • Portable radio communications
  • Staff accountability
  • Response times to non-accessible areas
  • Staffing levels to provide care to critically ill patients


Opportunities identified were:

  • Grants
  • Safety, PPE, Preparedness and Wellness education
  • External public perception
  • Public education
  • Public awareness and visibility
  • Accreditation
  • CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Team)
  • CAFS (compressed air foam system)


Threats identified were:

  • Diverse socio-economic status of population
  • Future revenue and growth
  • Growth of exotic brush and combustible debris on island


It was noted that all grant applications require a risk assessment and needs assessment, which is accomplished by a SWOT analysis. The Board commended Acting Chief Don Adams for the comprehensive nature of his assessment and involvement of the community and our paid professional. The Board asked Acting Chief Adams to next to further develop recommendations to address weaknesses and prioritize any asks of the Board particularly if a budget ask or modification is needed.
Acting Chief Don Adams also reported he had hired one part time firefighter/paramedic and was in the process of hiring a second. Adams mentioned that full time firefighter/paramedic Mike Kurland is resigning to accept another position and his shifts would need to be filled. Adams will continue to search for additional paid resources to cover all shifts.


  • Advisory Groups


At the last Board meeting, four Advisory Groups were created to guide the Board in decision making. One Board member was requested to volunteer for each Advisory Group to assist in its charter organization and membership.  The following appointments were discussed:

  • Fire Chief Search: Paul Holmes
  • LGIFR Infrastructure: Leigh Olson
  • Firehouse Building Planning: Andrew Hagelin
  • Compliance and Risk Management: Bob Weronik


Conrad Coolidge motioned to accept the Board member appointments to Advisory Committees. Leigh Olson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Board members were asked to engage a diverse group of islanders to serve on their Advisory Group and report back the next meeting as to charter and membership. Advisory Groups will conduct fact finding and present the Board with recommendations regarding their respective areas as guidance. 


  • Fire House Lease


Bob Weronik reported he was contacted by David Haynes, who represents landlord of the rented firehouse, who reported the lease expires at the end of January 2016. David asked if LGIFR intended to continue to lease the building and was told yes. David communicated our desire to the landlord who requested David conduct a walkthrough of the building and property prior to lease renewal negotiations. Once David conducts a walkthrough, he will contact LGIFR with proposed lease language. Bob Weronik recommended the LGIFR Infrastructure Advisory Group work with David to discuss the lease and any property improvements needed. Leigh Olson acknowledged the Advisory Group will work with David and report back to the Board on issues and progress. Bob Weronik will provide Leigh Olson will past executed leases for review.


  • Community Survey


Bob Weronik developed an online three question survey for LGIFR members regarding the methods they prefer to be communication with by the Board. One question was modified to include mention that certain LGIFR actions are required to be communicated to members by email and one question was modified to request volunteer participation particular to Advisory Groups. Bob will amend the question in accordance to conversations and distribute the survey when draft meeting minutes are distributed. 


  • Public Comment


Mike Anderson mentioned he was a retired career firefighter who lives on the island and applied for a paid position last spring and currently volunteers as a certified professional. He said that he had never received a response to his application and asked the Board to look into the matter. Mike also mentioned he has heard there may have been negative discussions about his character and asked if anyone had any concerns to please approach him to discuss it. Bob Weronik asked Acting Chief Don Adams to determine the status of Mike’s application as on island professional resources are vitally important to the community.  

Conrad Coolidge motioned to close the meeting and his motion was seconded by Leigh Olson. The meeting was closed at 11:07am.


The next LGIFR Board meeting is February 13, 2016, at 10:00am at the LGIFR fire house.
*All LGIFR Board Meetings will be audio recorded and available upon request.  

 
Respectfully Submitted,
Leigh Olson, Secretary
 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Weronik at 7:07 P.M. telephonically. 

The following Board membersattended telephonically: Bob Weronik, Paul Holmes and Andy Hagelin.

The following members joined the meeting telephonically: Linda Soderquist, Fritz Casper, Midge O’Hara, Tom McCoy, Pede Frazier, Wayne Snell, and Don Adams (Acting Fire Chief). 

Bob Weronik reported that LGIFR has received a claim letter from an attorney representing Steve Demeter and Paul Coblentz for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Bob Weronik made a motion to authorize the Chairman to enter into a contract with Chamberlin, Hrdlicka, White, Williams and Aughtry, Attorneys at Law, to represent LGIFR in the claim filed on behalf of LGIFR employees Stephen Demeter and Paul Coblentz by Wenzel, Fenton and Cabassa, Attorneys at Law. The value of the contract is not to exceed $6,000.00. Paul Holmes seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Andy Hagelin moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:14 P.M. Paul Holmes seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Weronik, Chairman