RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
FEBRUARY 27, 2019
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors of Adams County Fire Protection
District was held at Station 12, 3365 W. 65th Avenue, Denver, CO 80221, commencing
at 6:04 p.m.
- Jerry Marchese President/Chairman
- Ken Ciancio Vice President
- Gene Brienza Treasurer
- Anthony Spano Secretary
- Patrick Laurienti Fire Chief
- Stuart Sunderland Deputy Chief
- Mike Ramos Deputy Chief
- Sandy Danne Administrative Assistant
- Dino Ross District Legal Counsel
ABSENT: Assistant Secretary Domenico (excused).
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 Assistant Secretary Domenico. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.
DELETIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:
Attorney Ross explained that he is requesting that the Executive Session be moved to item 2.03 to receive legal advice on Station 15 operations, pursuant to C.R.S §24-6-402(4)(b). Secretary Spano made a motion to approve moving the Executive Session up to 2.03. Treasurer Brienza seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
MOMENT OF SILENCE:
Chairman Marchese called for a moment of silence for the four 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 January 23, 2019, regular Board meeting, as presented in the Board packet. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Vice President Ciancio made a motion to approve the January financials, as presented in the Board packet. Secretary Spano seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Executive Administrative Assistant Danne read an email from the Manager of EMS and Emergency Preparedness of North Suburban Medical Center commending the performance of Paramedic Alex Dill on a patient the District transported.
Secretary Spano moved to go into Executive Session to receive advice of legal counsel pursuant to C.R.S. §24-6-402(4 (b), to discuss operations at Station 15. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion was 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 6:09 p.m.
Secretary Spano moved to come out of Executive Session. Treasurer Brienza seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously. The Board came out of Executive Session at 6:23 p.m.
APPROVE IGA ESTABLISHING THE ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNICATION CENTER AUTHORITY:
Attorney Ross review the few changes that have been made to the proposed IGA Establishing the Adams County Communication Center Authority (ADCOM) since he reviewed it with the Board at the January meeting.
Secretary Spano made a motion to approve the IGA Establishing the Adams County Communication Center Authority. Treasurer Brienza seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
REVIEW AND APPROVE BOARD MEMBER MANUAL:
Attorney Ross presented the revised Adams County Fire Protection District Board Member Manual. Secretary Spano asked that the Manual include a brief statement about the Gallagher Amendment and its financial impact on the District. The other Board members agreed that this information should be added.
Secretary Spano made a motion to approve the ACFPD Board Member Manual, subject to the addition of the information on the Gallagher Amendment as discussed. Treasurer Brienza seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
REVIEW AND APPROVE 2019-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN:
Chief Laurienti reviewed the District’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan with the Board.
Vice President Ciancio made a motion to approve the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, as presented in the Board Packet. Secretary Spano seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.
REVIEW RESOLUTION NO. 11-04 ESTABLISHING CONTRACT SIGNING POLICY:
Chief Laurienti stated that he believes the reasons for the Board adopting Resolution No. 11-04 in 2011 are no longer present and he is recommended that the Board rescind that Resolution. Board discussion followed.
Secretary Spano made a motion to rescind Resolution No. 11-04 Establishing Contract Signing Policy. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.
Chief Laurienti 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.
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:
In addition to his written report included in the Board packet, Deputy Chief Sunderland reported that the District is getting ready for the site visits, which are a part of the accreditation process. Deputy Chief Sunderland also reported the Fire Rescue Conference is scheduled for August 7-10, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. The three chiefs and representatives from the Union will be attending. Staff is requesting that one Board member also attend. Deputy
Chief Sunderland asked the Board to think about it and decide which of the Board members would be attending the conference.
The Board had no questions for Deputy Chief Sunderland
DEPUTY CHIEF OF OPERATIONS:
Deputy Chief of Operations Ramos reviewed his written report and stated he had nothing new to add to the report included in the Board Packet. The Board had no questions for Deputy Chief of Operations Ramos.
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 Legislative Tracker his firm produces regarding those bills, and highlighted several of the bills on the Tracker.
Attorney Ross discussed the status of potential legislation that he and Chief Staff drafted that would add Fire Code Compliance Officers to the Peace Officer statues, authorizing them to carry a weapon in the performance of their duties. The Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ legislative committee is currently evaluating the potential legislation. The Board had no questions for Attorney Ross.
- Director Brienza Nothing to report
- Director Spano Nothing to report
- Director Ciancio Nothing to report
- Director Marchese Wanted to thank the staff for all of their hard work on the accreditation process and the Strategic Plan.
With no further business to come before the Board, Secretary Spano moved to adjourn the meeting. Treasurer Brienza seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.