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Board Meeting Summary

March 18, 2021

The SLCFR Board of Directors held a regular business meeting on March 18, 2021 at 1800 hrs. Due to technical difficulties with the audio feed during the meeting the following summary of the Board Meeting is being provided. The draft minutes from the meeting will be posted in our Public Records section on our website when completed.

Called to Order: President Shannon called the meeting to order at 1800 hours.

Roll Call: Present: Cheryl Shannon, Dan Duffy, Tom Munroe, Chris Holloman

 Absent: Joel Higdon

Board Member Oath: President Shannon Swore in Chris Holloman to Position 4

Agenda Approval/Adjustments: Motion unanimously approved with adjustments.

  1. Chief Wooten- Add Awards and Presentations under New Business

  2. Tom Munroe- Restore Pledge of Allegiance to the Agenda

Minutes from Previous Meetings: Motion Unanimously approved as presented.

  1. Work Session Minutes- January 21, 2021

  2. Regular Board Meeting Minutes- January 21, 2021

Correspondence: President Shannon recognized correspondence.

  1. Thank you card from Zachary Burrece

Old Business:

  1. Swear in new Board Member Chris Holliman- (Moved to top of Agenda)

  2. Strategic Plan Update: Chief Wooten provided an update on the timeline and requested the Board approve extending the Plan timeline by one year. Motion unanimously approved.

New Business:

  1. Approve the Audit for FY19/02- Motion Unanimously Approved

  2. Re-affirm-Appoint Budget Committee Members (3 year terms)

    1. Mike Fleck – Re-appointed

    2. Gary Manly- Re-appointed

    3. Jim Thiel- Re-appointed

  3. Chief Services Agreement- Motion Unanimously Approved

  • Chief Wooten’s Contract approved for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

  1. Creation of Facilities Advisory Committee- Motion passed unanimously

    1. Renames Creswell Station Committee

    2. Committee will provide input on planning for District facilities

    3. Creswell Fire Station

    4. Remodel/Expand Cottage Grove station

    5. Saginaw and Camas Swale station updates

  2. FY21/22 Budget- Budget process update and timelines provided by Chief Wooten

    1. Board Work Session on April 15, 2021 at 1800 hours to review interest letters and interview candidates.

    2. Budget Committee Meeting- May 19, 2021 at 1800 hours

    3. Budget Hearing- June 17, 2021 at 1800 hours

  3. Chief Wooten presented a certificate of appreciation to Division Chief Smith for the new mural at Station 201 in the training room and for success of the District’s Career Development and training programs.

Treasurer’s Report: Motion unanimously approved to accept financial reports and bill payments.

Board Policy Review: No action

Items for Future Agenda:

  1. Resolution to accept and distribute unanticipated revenue

Management Team Updates:

  1. Cheif Wooten

    1. Thanked the Board for renewing his contract for four more years.

    2. New ambulance going into service soon.

    3. New brush truck being built by Cascade Fire Equipment in Medford.

    4. Two new pick-ups will be 2022 chassis instead of 2021 because GM cancelled all existing fleet orders for 2021s.

  2. Division Chief Smith- Training Officer

    1. Officer Development Program completed.

    2. Other program updates

Board Member Comments:

  1. The Board congratulated Division Chief Smith and commended him for the mural and achievements with the Districts Training.

  2. The Board thanked the District’s personnel for all their efforts with COVID-19.

John Wooten

Fire Chief

March 22, 2021


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