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South Lane County Fire and Rescue News Blog
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.
Chief Wooten- Add Awards and Presentations under New Business
Tom Munroe- Restore Pledge of Allegiance to the Agenda
Minutes from Previous Meetings: Motion Unanimously approved as presented.
Work Session Minutes- January 21, 2021
Regular Board Meeting Minutes- January 21, 2021
Correspondence: President Shannon recognized correspondence.
Thank you card from Zachary Burrece
Swear in new Board Member Chris Holliman- (Moved to top of Agenda)
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.
Approve the Audit for FY19/02- Motion Unanimously Approved
Re-affirm-Appoint Budget Committee Members (3 year terms)
Mike Fleck – Re-appointed
Gary Manly- Re-appointed
Jim Thiel- Re-appointed
Chief Services Agreement- Motion Unanimously Approved
Chief Wooten’s Contract approved for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Creation of Facilities Advisory Committee- Motion passed unanimously
Renames Creswell Station Committee
Committee will provide input on planning for District facilities
Creswell Fire Station
Remodel/Expand Cottage Grove station
Saginaw and Camas Swale station updates
FY21/22 Budget- Budget process update and timelines provided by Chief Wooten
Board Work Session on April 15, 2021 at 1800 hours to review interest letters and interview candidates.
Budget Committee Meeting- May 19, 2021 at 1800 hours
Budget Hearing- June 17, 2021 at 1800 hours
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:
Resolution to accept and distribute unanticipated revenue
Management Team Updates:
Thanked the Board for renewing his contract for four more years.
New ambulance going into service soon.
New brush truck being built by Cascade Fire Equipment in Medford.
Two new pick-ups will be 2022 chassis instead of 2021 because GM cancelled all existing fleet orders for 2021s.
Division Chief Smith- Training Officer
Officer Development Program completed.
Other program updates
Board Member Comments:
The Board congratulated Division Chief Smith and commended him for the mural and achievements with the Districts Training.
The Board thanked the District’s personnel for all their efforts with COVID-19.
March 22, 2021
Lane County and the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement are working to develop six area-specific emergency evacuation plans, as well as a process for developing additional emergency evacuation plans for other areas of Lane County.
“We know that the worst can happen here and we all need to be as prepared as possible to evacuate in the face of an emergency,” said Lane County Emergency Manager Patence Winningham. “Lane County has a number of rural communities with limited road access and a higher danger of fire, flooding or severe winter storms. Creating specific evacuation plans will help our residents be better prepared for our next emergency.”
A brief survey will help the project team become familiar with Lane County residents' understanding of and preparedness for evacuation due to a wildfire, flood, or other emergency events.
The survey is available at www.lanecounty.org/evacplanning. It will remain open through March 31, 2021.
“While evacuation planning is an important step in enhancing our collective preparedness for emergencies, when communications fail, we should all have a plan. Residents should always be ready to make the best possible decision for their safety in an emergency and have their own emergency plans in place as well,” said Winningham.
The six areas included in the grant-funded program are: Mapleton, Swisshome, Crow-Applegate, Lorane, Row River and the area served by Eugene #1 Rural Fire Protection District.
MARCH 18, 2021
REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Call to Order President Cheryl Shannon
Roll Call Leesa Martindale
Agenda Approval/Adjustments President Cheryl Shannon
Minutes from Previous Meeting(s) President Cheryl Shannon
January 21, 2021 Work Session Minutes
January 21, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Thank you card from Zachary Burrece
Swear In new Board Member Chris Holloman
Strategic Planning Update
Approve Audit for FY 19/20
Re Affirm- Appoint Budget Committee Members
Chief Services 2021-2024
Creation of Facilities Advisory Committee (Replaces Creswell Station Committee)
FY 21/22 Budget
- Financial statements presented for acceptance Linda Adler
- Bills presented for payment/approval Linda Adler
- Bank Statement review Umpqua and Banner Bank Linda Adler
BOARD POLICY REVIEW:
ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS:
Resolution for unanticipated revenue (Conflagrations/Donations/Grants)
CITIZEN INPUT: PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS ON OR OFF THE AGENDA
MANAGEMENT TEAM COMMENTS AND REPORTS:
- Chief Wooten
- Division Chief/Shift Commanders
COMMENTS AND REPORTS:
BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS:
NEXT MEETING (S):
April 15, 2021 Work Session 6:00pm with Board Meeting directly after.
May 19, 2021 Budget Committee Meeting 6:00pm
May 20, 2021 Board Meeting at 6:00pm
June 17, 2021 Budget Hearing 6:00pm with Regular Board Meeting directly after.