The meeting began at 1O:OO am. In attendance were Board members John Plein, Jim Brandt, Bill Wortham and Fire Department members Ron Schultz and Bruce Schultz.
The Board indicated, as a follow-up to a discussion held at the December Board Meeting regarding Fire Department staffing, that the Board would defer to the Fire Department regarding a staffing level up to a total of 31 current fire fighters. In that the Board felt this was a level beyond current needs the following requirements will prevail on the Fire Department:
- Operating expenditures during 2005 must remain within budget limits of $80,000 and $20,000 for the south and north stations respectively.
- The authorization of additional or replacement fire fighters will not occur in the future until such time as the total level falls below that which is felt by the Board to be appropriate.
The Fire Department requested the addition of nine fire fighters to the bring the total level to 31. The Board acted upon the request through a motion by Jim Brandt to approve the request to bring the level to 31 currently with future reviews as to appropriate staffing levels. Carried - unanimous
Meeting adjourned at 10:30 am.
Deana St. Pierre