Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 2013 Board Meeting Minutes

BOARD MEETING, July 23th, 2013

Call to Order/Roll Call/Affirmation of Quorum

Jerry Hopper called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Whetstone Fire District station classroom, 2422 N Firehouse Lane, Huachuca City, Arizona.

Present: Ken Leffler, Clerk
Jerry Hopper, Board member
Mary Foote, Board member
Wayne Lewis, Board member
Peter Bidon, Fire Chief

Absent: Rick Evans, Chairman

It was determined a quorum existed with four of the board members present.

Review, Amendment and Possible Approval of Public Session Minutes for June 25th, 2013

Ken Leffler made the following motion, seconded by Mary Foote and approved with four ayes: Move to accept the public session minutes for June 25h, 2013

Call to the Public

No members of the public wished to address the board.

Review, Discussion, and Possible Approval of the Financial Report

Chief Bidon stated we carried over 86,000 – lower than what was budgeted but more than what we thought we would be able to carry over; we are still collecting 9-15 thousand monthly in ancillary funds and our tax collection was down again this year.

Ken Leffler motioned to accept the financial report as presented, seconded by Wayne Lewis and approved with four ayes.

Chief’s Report

Sixty-five calls for June, 33 EMS, one bomb threat in Huachuca City and a land mine/anti tank mine there too. The budget has been submitted to the county for final approval.

Chief wants to meet with two board members next week to discuss options for the consolidation with PBW, come up with a plan and present it to the board next month. Jerry Hopper and Ken Leffler volunteered. There were two swift water calls, one was a swift water rescue.

Will discuss at the next board meeting the PBW consolidation and information learned at the AFDA conference about laws that start in September and affect fire districts.

The EMT class is about three weeks in and is going well; we will come out ahead after paying overtime to the instructors due to most of the students being from other departments, not district employees.

Ken Leffler questioned the total number of calls for the month on the chief’s report because the breakdown of calls doesn’t add up to the total. Chief Bidon stated there was one more Mutual-aid not entered due to typo.

Chief stated we are still working on the list of items for auction and Captain Buonaccorsi is working on obtaining quotes for the fence around the training property.

Wayne Lewis motioned to accept the chief’s report with the correction, seconded by Ken Leffler and approved with four ayes.

Board Members Comments

Ken Leffler stated he would like to see the stuff around the building removed cleaning up the property and he asked what we are doing with the old generator. Chief Bidon stated Rick Evans will end up with the generator and he will have all the other stuff taken to the training property as most of it is training props.


Wayne Lewis made the following motion, seconded by Ken Leffler and approved unanimously with four ayes:

Adjourn the meeting.


___________________________                                    ____________________________

Chairman Rick Evans                                                                          Diana Jones, Administration


AGENDA July 23, 2013

Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02

DATE:                                                  Thursday, July 23, 2013
TIME:                                                   6:00 P.M.

Whetstone Fire District
2422 N Firehouse Lane
Whetstone, AZ 85616


1. Call Meeting to Order.
2. Roll Call and Affirmation of Quorum.
3. Review, Amendment and Possible Approval of Public Session Minutes for June 25th 2013
4. Call to the Public.
1.    5. Review, Discussion and Possible Approval of the Financial Report.
2.    6. Chief’s Report.
3.    7. Board Members Comments.
8. Adjournment.


The Whetstone Fire District Board may vote to go into Executive Session on any agenda item pursuant to ARS 38-431.03(A)(3) for discussion and consultation for legal advice with the Governing Board Attorney on the matter(s) as set forth in the agenda item. The order of the Agenda may be altered or changed by order of the Board. Copies of the Agenda are available upon request at Administration 2422 N. Firehouse Lane Whetstone, AZ. 85616. Call to the Public – According to the Arizona Open Meeting Law, the District Board can only discuss matters listed on the meeting agenda. At the conclusion of the open call to the public, individual Board Members may respond to criticism made by those individuals who have addressed the Board, may ask staff to review a matter or may ask that a matter be placed on a future agenda. However the Board will not discuss or take action on any matter rose during a Call to the Public unless the matter has been properly noticed on the agenda. Please step forward or otherwise identify yourself when the Chair announces the item(s) on the agenda which you are interested in addressing.
1. Please state your name and address for the record.
2. Speak only on the issue currently being discussed by the Board.
3. Please limit your comments to 5 minutes.
4. During “Call to the Public” you may address the Board on any issue within the jurisdiction of the Fire Board.
5. Any member of the public speaking must speak in a courteous and respectful manner to those present.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Whetstone Arizona
clear sky
humidity: 19%
wind: 17mph WNW
H 46 • L 18
Weather from OpenWeatherMap