Tuesday, July 10 2012
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Special Business Meeting
Representatives of the Town of Taycheedah will meet with representatives of the Mt. Calvary Volunteer Fire Dept to negotiate the details of the contract for fire protection and to any action necessary to address issues related to fire protection.
Brenda A. Schneider
The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met for a Special Business Meeting on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall. Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors John Abler, Jim Rosenthal, Tim Simon and Mike Wirtz and Clerk Brenda Schneider. Also present were Paul Petrie and Scott Schaefer, representing Mt. Calvary Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
1. Call to order. Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
2. Representatives of the Town of Taycheedah will meet with representatives of the Mt. Calvary Volunteer Fire Department to negotiate the details of the contract for fire protection and to take any action necessary to address issues related to fire protection.
The Department has a new tanker coming in the Spring of 2013, at a cost of just over $200,000. Soon they will need to replace a pumper truck at an estimate of $350,000, and the 6-man engine at an estimated $500,000 is next on the replacement schedule. Their goal is to update a major piece of equipment every five years. They do everything they can to get 25 years of useful life out of every truck.
The membership agreed to convert their retirement fund in order to purchase a pick-up truck.
The Department operates on a $200,000 budget.
The Department is looking for a 1.5% increase for each of the three upcoming years.
The State imposed levy limit, the net of new construction exception and the loss of shared revenue was explained.
Taycheedah made the following offer the Mt. Calvary:
A freeze for all three years OR
1% decrease for 2013
1% increase for 2014
1% increase for 2015
Paul and Scott will brief their Board and report to Taycheedah their decision. They will coordinate a joint meeting with all the municipalities in their service area in late August or September.
The Board questioned the Department's decision to provide fire prevention assistance at Lakeside Park during the 4th of July fireworks.
Mutual aid is provided at no charge. The Department does not charge individuals responsible for recklessly causing a fire. They are considering charging the electric companies for arcing lines caused by tree limbs.
There have been no further discussions of consolidating.
The Department will eventually have to go to paid day shift firefighters.
3. Adjournment. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Mike Wirtz, to adjourn the Special Business Meeting at 7:48 pm. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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