February 13, 2017
The regular meeting of the Chelsea Fire District was opened at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017 in the District Office.  Present were Comms. Brickner, Kearns, Flower, Sunseri, VanTassel, Secty Y. Tompkins, Treas. L. Sheppard, Chief McCluskey.

The minutes of the January Reorganization meeting and regular January meeting minutes were accepted as read on a motion by Comm. VanTassel, second by Comm. Sunseri. Carried.

The Treasurer’s Report was accepted on a motion by Comm. Brickner, second by Comm. VanTassel and showed the following balances:

Checking (MNB) - $12,916.81
Aux. Checking - $1,123.79
Gen. Fund - $30,457.20
Bldg. Fund –$322,056.88
Equip. Fund - $257,080.89.
Amount confirmed to go in reserve accounts when tax revenue is received $49,512. (2016 year-end balance) The bills were approved, via Abstract of Audited Vouchers (list attached dated (1/7 – 1/30/17) Totaling $6,032.50, (2/6 – 2/23/17) Totaling $7,510.04 on a motion by Comm. Flower, second by Comm. Sunseri.  All bank statements were checked and found correct.


CFC Officer List for 2017

Assoc. of FD annual meeting info

Drill schedule for Jan-Feb.

EPC Meeting agenda

Assoc. of fire Districts Nov. minutes

Chief’s Report

Mike Stevens Report

Fire Company request for food 4/29 Recruitment Day

Request new mourning bunting for both stations.


Comm. Sunseri – ordered hand batteries

Reported that Verizon needs PO for Apple products.

Scott Protégé ordered

Info on new chief car - $34-36 thousand

Lights depend on package , $19, 214.

Write specs for 2017 chief car.

Comm. Brickner – needed mouse traps

 Verizon tower – repeater

Comm. Flower – need to sit with architect – few things need to be squared away.

Comm. VanTassel – FP none. By-Laws will meet.


Comm. Kearns – 35-52 Firematic changed door switch; estimate $1325 scene lights; replace/rebuild $837.50 hold off till 35-12 yearly service contract.

Optimum $3,952.67 to run cable TV from corner to station 2. Will get internet, but slow.

Fisch – with new reporting system we no longer use him.  

An offer was made in the amount of $500 for 35-67.

A motion was made by Comm. Brickner to sell as surplus equipment, as is, for $500 as a Resolution of surplus equipment under Town Law ~S~176(23) value under $10,000. Comm. VanTassel made the second and the resolution passed with all Commissioners voting AYE.

The 2017 Procurement Policies and Procedures Resolution for the Chelsea Fire district was Offered by Comm. VanTassel and second by Comm. Brickner along with the District Investment Policy. The resolution passed with all AYE votes. The original policy is attached to the official minutes.
The LOSP Report was approved to me mailed.
The Board approved Ryan McCluskey as 2017 Chief on a motion by Comm. Brickner, second by Comm. Sunseri. Carried.
A motion to go into Executive Session was made by Comm. VanTassel, second by Comm. Sunseri at 8:08 p.m.. The regular meeting resumed at 8:16 p.m.
Comm. Sunseri made a motion to not accept the company nominee for Asst. Chief, second by Comm. Flower. Secretary to notify Company of decision.

All other Officers were acknowledged by the Board.

District Officers appointed:    Safety Officer – Jim Tompkins

                                                Training Officer – Mike Stevens

                                                EMS Officer – Jay Rawley

                                                Fire Police Capt. –

                                                Fire Police Lt. –
Need SCBA testing date.


Board acknowledged the passing of Julio Carreras, F P Capt.

Chief – needs Knox Box application for Dunkin Donuts on 9D.

Put letter of commendation in Ryan’s, AJ Seckler and Andrew Schulman for community service digging out fire hydrants.

March 4 CPR and First Aid Classes.

We can use EF as backup for fit tests.

$800 was approved for Apr. 29 Recruitment Day.

$50 Facebook ?

Mourning flags were approved: 63 x 6@$48 each; 33 x 5@ $46.50

Secty to call Hometown to get info on LOSAP to extend 5 years.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. on a motion by Com. Van Tassel, second by Comm. Sunseri

Yvonne M. Tompkins, Secretary