Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Committee members in attendance:
Randy Case II, Richard Hansen, Frank O?Donnell, Winfield Pate, Joe Pelka, Ronald Ruckdeschel, Marjorie Smith, Pat McElderry, Bernie Herpin by phone.
Committee members absent:
Robert Gallagher, Cynthia Halsey
Dan Raider/CSFD, Nina Rikoski/CSFD, Bob Lund/CSFD, Sue Autry/CSPD,
Call to Order:
There were no citizens in attendance.
Approval of Minutes:
The Chair asked for approval of the minutes from the August 6 meeting. The committee reviewed and accepted the minutes.
MOTION: Joe Pelka move to approve minutes from last meeting without changes. Ron Ruckdeschel seconded. The motion to approve the minutes passed 7-0-0.
Pat McElderry arrives at 4:35pm
Ballot Updates: Brief overview provided by Richard Hansen explaining that the
Committee members asked about the impact of the Bruce Initiatives. Staff explained that the City could loose approximately $23M dollars over 10 years. There was a brief discussion regarding the effects of the two initiatives and how there is no documentation or study preformed that shows how these initiatives will affect the citizens of the City. Determined that people need to read the message and ballot language to make their own intelligent decision.
Frank O?Donnell arrives at 4:46 p.m.
Fire Update: Bob Lund presented the Fire update. Station 17 is complete and Certificate of Occupancy was received yesterday. Regarding the ventilation projects for the various Fire Stations, the contractor has begun work and should be finished with Fire Station 2 in December 2008. Discussion of diesel particulates and its acceptable levels ensued. Stations 9 and 10 had high levels of diesel particulates. New HVAC units and an apparatus bay exhaust where installed in both of these stations. These changes resulted in significant decreases in diesel particulates in the sleeping quarters and apparatus bays. As there are no set standards for acceptable levels of diesel particulates, the Fire department used a benchmark number that was set in the 2004 Health/Safety Study of .058 milligrams per cubic meter. The 0.058 mg/m3 was the level measured in the old Fire Station 8, which was one of the busiest in the city. The CSFD is working diligently to ensure diesel particulate levels in all CSFD stations are below the .058 mg/m3 level.
Police Update: Joe Curro presented the Police update. The DNA lab is preparing for a testing visit on its way to becoming certified. Details will be provided next month by Ian Fitch, Metro Crime Lab Supervisor. The project came in under budget by $70,000 and monies have been returned to the Fund Balance.
Annual PSSTOC Presentation to City Council: Council budget work sessions for Police, Fire and PSST are scheduled for October 9, 1-5:00 p.m. Presentation slides were discussed with regard to the Budget Work Session next month.
Randy Case II left at 5:32 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 6:35 P.M.
October 1, 2008, 4:30 ? 6:30 P.M.,
Notes: The minutes of this meeting were taken by