November 9, 2020 Work Session
Mayor James M. Jaroszynski
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Alan Gustafson, Jr.
Trustee Kipp Reynolds
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 5:45 P.M. in the Falconer Public Library with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding. All social distancing and COVID safety protocols were followed. No work session was held in October.
Anthony Cavallaro and Steve Vanstrom, both representing the Fire Advisory Board, were in attendance to update the board on the fire truck committee progress and their recommended actions.
Mr. Vanstrom presented the mayor and board with a proposed purchase agreement between Churchville Fire Equipment Corporation and the Village of Falconer, dated 9/14/2018, for the purchase of a new pumper truck and extrication equipment through the Sourcewell Consortium. The cost of the new pumper and equipment, if paid in full upfront will be $706,364. That equates to a discounted savings of $21,747.
Mayor Jaroszynski told the board that he and Trustee Steele had met with the fire advisory board over the weekend to review the agreement. The mayor said he was pleased that the committee responded to his request for a “bare-bones” fire truck. He said, in all, the committee deleted approximately $9,900 in options. Mr. Cavallaro echoed the mayor’s comments, noting that the committee worked diligently for 7 months analyzing the needs of the fire department against spending. He said the committee worked well together throughout the process as they reviewed specifications item by item.
Trustee Reynolds asked if there would be a warranty provided. Mr. Vanstrom responded, yes, 1 full year complete. Items like transmission and computers would be prorated.
Trustee Reynolds and Trustee Gustafson asked several additional questions regarding the Sourcewell bidding, payment and bonding processes. Mr. Cavallaro responded that the bid was open to all vendors, the purchase is 100% bonded and that Sourcewell is paid by the bidder and receives no payment or commission from the vendor (Churchville) for the sale.
Following the discussion, Mayor Jaroszynski thanked the Fire Advisory Board & truck committee for their hard work.
The board will take action on the proposed purchase agreement during open session of the regular board meeting starting at 7 pm this evening.
Fire Chief Webster presented a brief overview of the fire departments financial status for the current fiscal year along with his plans for the remainder of the year. He noted that he will be seeking additional grants though FEMA and also local funding sources to equip his department and membership with the proper equipment to safely carry put their duties. He also noted his intentions to purchase 3-4 nozzles, 500’ back-up 3/4” hose and 200’ 2” back-up hose. These items will be a total spend of approximately $6,320.00.
Chief Webster provided the board with a one-page summary of his presentation.
Trustee Gustafson provided the board with a brief preview of the new village website. The website will be ADA and accessibility compliant. It is also a reactive website which will adjust automatically to viewing on either a PC or handheld devices. There was additional discussion on items to be added and security features. A follow-up presentation is planned for the December meeting.
A motion was made by Trustee Dunn, seconded by Trustee Gustafson, to adjourn the work session at 6:45 pm. Ayes: All, Nays: None. Carried.
Anna L. Fales