DATE: July 23, 2018
Present: Matt Corron, Ann Kuendig, PVF&R Dave Colton, Greg Martin and Caleb Hawley, Charlie Piso attended the meeting by telephone
Public Present: PVF&R Dave Colton, Greg Martin and Caleb Hawley
1. Fire Truck Recommendation
Next Meeting Date: August 7, 2018
Matt motioned to open the meeting at 6:03pm; Ann seconded; meeting opened.
1. Fire Truck Recommendation-Caleb indicated that after careful review of both bids, the PVF&R Truck Committee is recommending that the Select Board accept the VTEC bid to build the new pumper/tanker truck at a cost of $257,898.00. The Truck committee has had discussions with the Killington Fire Department (KFD) regarding the purchase of optional equipment (hoses, box strainer, charging base and fire extinguisher) included in the bid and will order the equipment through KFD at an anticipated cheaper cost. Matt moved that the Select Board accept the recommendation and the PVF&R truck committee move forward in ordering the pumper/tanker. Ann seconded, motion passed. Caleb will draft the acceptance and rejection letters for both bidders and ask VTEC to forward a copy of the contract to the Select Board. Charlie moved, Matt seconded to have Ann contact Marylou Scofield to determine her availability for a legal review of the contract. It was agreed that the Select Board will ask Patty to contact Mascoma Bank to get financing terms and the PVF&R will ask VTEC for information on the company’s financing/leasing options. The Truck Committee indicated that Kenworth has agreed to hold the chassis quoted bid price despite a July 1 increase in costs, creating an urgency to finalize the contract and order the pumper/tanker. Select Board agreed to move quickly in finalizing the bid process.
Next Meeting Date: August 7, 2018 at 6pm
Adjournment: Matt motioned to adjourn the meeting at 6:29pm; Ann seconded; meeting adjourned.
Approved Date: September 25, 2018 Recorded by: Ann Kuendig