RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
January 22, 2020
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Adams County Fire Protection District was held at the District’s Station 11, 1675 W. 69th Avenue, Denver, CO 80229, commencing at 6:00 p.m.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
- Jerry Marchese President/Chairman
- Ken Ciancio Vice President
- Anthony Spano Secretary
- Joe Domenico Treasurer
- Ken Lombardi Asst. Secretary
- Patrick Laurienti Fire Chief
- Stuart Sunderland Deputy Fire Chief
- Troy Patterson Operations Chief
- Sandy Danne Administrative Assistant
- Dino Ross District Legal Counsel
MOMENT OF SILENCE:
Chairman Marchese called for a moment of silence for the six fallen firefighters to date in 2020.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Chairman Marchese led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA: None
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:
Secretary Spano made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 18, 2019 Board meeting, as presented in the Board packet. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board reviewed the November financials. Treasurer Domenico made a motion to approve the December financials, as presented in the Board packet. Assistant Secretary Lombardi seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Executive Administrative Assistant Danne read a “thank- you” card from Kelli Gilchrist and Building Warriors for working together and the continued support from the District.
Executive Administrative Assistant Danne read a “thank-you” from Summit Fire & EMS Authority for the District’s support during the funeral of fallen firefighter Ken Jones.
Executive Administrative Assistant Danne read a “thank-you” from HealthOne North Suburban Medical Hospital EMS Manager Benjamin Steel, recognizing and thanking paramedic Alex Dill and Firefighter Mike Eason for helping in the Emergency Department with other critical patients after they had transported a critical patient from the District’s territory.
PUBLIC COMMENTS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY): None
CONSIDER AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION CALLING FOR MAY 2020 ELECTION:
Following discussion, Secretary Spano made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-01, a resolution calling for a May 2020 election. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
CONSIDER AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION APPROVING THE REGULAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020 AND DESIGNATING POSTING LOCATIONS FOR NOTICES OF REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS:
Following discussion, Secretary Spano made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-02, a resolution approving the regular Board of Directors meeting schedule for calendar year 2020 and designation posting locations for notices of regular and special meetings. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Fire Chief Laurienti had nothing to add to his written report included in the Board packet. The Board had no questions for Fire Chief Laurienti.
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:
In addition to his written report included in the Board packet, Deputy Fire Chief Sunderland reported that Adams County has budgeted money in its 2020 Budget to help clean up the homeless camps throughout the County. The Board had no questions on Deputy Chief Sunderland’s written report.
In addition to his written report included in the Board packet, Operations Chief Patterson reported that there were 57 applications for the District’s lateral positions. 37 of those applicants have been chosen for interviews and approximately 30 will be selected to proceed to the oral board. The other 20 applicants from the original 57 applications were invited to apply during the fall for the academy held in the Spring of 2021. At that time the District will accept out-of-state applicants.
Acting Training Chief Bret Williamson will be presented with a conditional offer the fill the Training Chief position, effective February 1, 2020. Firefighter Tyler Criswell has been given a conditional offer for the position of Engineer. An apparatus committee meeting will be held on January 23, 2020, to finalize the purchase of the Pumper.
The fire departments from the north area that participate in the joint new-hire academy would like to extent it by an additional two weeks, to ensure all attendees get the rotations needed, due to the increasing number of new-hires attending the academy.
The Fire Chiefs in the north area were considering forming a working relationship on the EMS side for training; however, after evaluating it, Chief Staff for the District determined that it would not be beneficial to the District and the District declined to participate.
The Board had no questions regarding Operation Chief Patterson’s written report.
In addition to his report included in the Board packet, Attorney Ross reviewed with the Board his firm’s 2019 Retainer Analysis, which resulted in significant savings to the District. His firm is not recommending an increase in the monthly retainer for 2020.
Attorney Ross stated that the 2020 Colorado Legislative Session began on January 8. His firm is tracking pending legislation that could affect the District and will be providing the District with a Legislation Tracker each month, as part of the Attorneys’ report. Attorney Ross discussed several pending bills with the Board. The Board had no questions for Attorney Ross.
Secretary Spano made a motion to go into Executive Session, pursuant to C.R.S. §24-6-402 (4)(b) to receive advice of legal counsel on pending legal matters. Treasurer Domenico seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Attorney Ross certified for the record that the Executive Session constitutes privileged attorney-client communications and will not be recorded. The Board went into Executive Session at 7:36 p.m.
Secretary Spano made a motion to come out of Executive Session. Vice President Ciancio seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The Board came out of Executive Session at 7:46 p.m.
- Secretary Spano: Nothing to report.
- President Marchese: Nothing to report.
- Treasurer Domenico: Nothing to report.
- Vice President Ciancio: Nothing to report.
- Director Lombardi: Nothing to Report.
With no further business to come before the Board, Secretary Spano made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Assistant Secretary Lombardi seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.
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