RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
April 24, 2019
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors of Adams County Fire Protection District was held at Station 14, Administration Office, 8055 N. Washington Street, Denver, CO 802291, commencing at 6:00 p.m.
- Jerry Marchese President/Chairman
- Ken Ciancio Vice President
- Anthony Spano Secretary
- Joe Domenico Asst Secretary
- Gene Brienza Treasurer (excused)
- Pat Laurienti Fire Chief (Via ZOOM)
- Stuart Sunderland Deputy Chief
- Sandy Danne Administrative Assistant
- Dino Ross District Legal Counsel
Secretary Spano stated that, the meeting having been duly posted and a quorum being present, the District Board is ready to conduct business.
Secretary Spano made a motion to excuse Treasurer Brienza. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion The motion passed unanimously.
DELETIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: None.
Secretary Spano made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Asst. Secretary Domenico seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
MOMENT OF SILENCE:
Chairman Marchese called for a moment of silence for the twelve fallen firefighters to date in 2019.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Chairman Marchese led those present in the pledge of allegiance.
PUBLIC COMMENTS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY): None.
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:
Secretary Spano made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 27, 2019, regular Board meeting, as presented in the Board packet. Asst. Secretary Domenico seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Asst. Secretary Domenico made a motion to approve the March financials, as presented in the Board packet. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Secretary Spano moved to go into Executive Session to receive advice of legal counsel pursuant to C.R.S. §24-6-402(4 (b), (e), and (f) to discuss the possible merger with South Adams County Fire Protection District, personnel issues, and the possible application to the Peace Officer Standards and Training (“POST”) Board for Fire Code Compliance Officer Legislation. Asst. Secretary Domenico seconded the motion. The= motion passed unanimously. Attorney Ross certified that the executive session will constitute a privileged attorney-client communication and will not be recorded. The Board went into Executive Session at 6:05 p.m.
Secretary Spano moved to come out of Executive Session. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The Board came out of Executive Session at 6:57 p.m.
CONSIDER AND POSSIBLY APPROVE THE COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT STANDARDS OF COVER:
Deputy Chief Sunderland provided the Board with a brief overview of the proposed finalized Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Cover. Following Board discussion, Secretary Spano made a motion to approve the Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Cover. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
REVIEW ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT:
Deputy Chief Sunderland reviewed the District’s annual performance report for 2018, including a comparison of response times from 2016 – 2018.
CONSIDER AND POSSIBLY APPROVE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH DENVER REGARDING UASI FUNDING:
Attorney Ross discussed with the Board the history of the City and County of Denver administering the federal funds provided through the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program, and Denver’s requirement that any agencies seeking funding for the UASI program enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Denver. Historically, Denver has been very inflexible in considering changes to its form UASI IGA. Denver recently updated its form UASI IGA. Denver was unwilling to make most of the changes he recommended. The UASI IGA the Board is being asked to consider incorporates the few changes Denver was willing to accept. If the District wants to continue being eligible to receive UASI funding, the Board will need to approve the UASI IGA.
Vice President Ciancio made a motion to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement with Denver Regarding UASI Funding. Secretary Spano seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
CONSIDER AND POSSIBLY APPROVE PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR THE INTEGRATION OF PERSONNEL AND OPERATIONS, ESTABLISHING STEERING COMMITTEE, AND AUTHORIZING OTHER ACTIONS IN FURTHERANCE OF POTENTIAL MERGER:
Secretary Spano made a motion to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement for the Integration of Personnel and Operations, Establishing a Steering Committee and Authorizing Other Actions in Furtherance of a Potential Merger. Asst. Secretary Domenico seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Chief Laurienti, who participated in the meeting via ZOOM, reviewed his written report and stated he had nothing new to add to the Chief’s Report, included in the Board Packet.
The Board had no questions for Chief Laurienti. Chief Laurienti ended his participation in the meeting via ZOOM.
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:
Deputy Chief Sunderland reviewed his written report and stated he had nothing new to add to his report, included in the Board Packet. The Board had no questions for Deputy Chief Sunderland.
Attorney Ross provided a brief overview of the District’s legal matters with which his firm has been involved over the last month. Attorney Ross stated that his firm is monitoring the current Colorado Legislative Session for bills which could have an impact on the District. Attorney Ross provided the updated Legislative Tracker which his firm produces regarding those bills, and highlighted several of the bills on the Tracker.
Attorney Ross reported that he and Chief Staff continue to work on legislation that would add Fire Code Compliance Officers to the Peace Officer statues, which would in turn, authorize the Officers to carry a weapon in the performance of their duties. The Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ legislative committee is currently evaluating the proposed legislation.
The Board had no questions for Attorney Ross.
- Director Domenico Nothing to report.
- Director Spano Nothing to report.
- Director Ciancio Nothing to report.
- Director Marchese Thanked everyone for the hard work on the accreditation.
With no further business to come before the Board, Secretary Spano moved to adjourn the meeting. Asst. Domenico seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 p.m.