WARSAW — The first meeting of the new year was short as the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory board met for their regular meeting on yesterday, Jan. 3.
A design and construction committee has been appointed to help get the design for the new station completed and review the design during the building process. Eight members have been selected to work closely with MartinRiley Architects. The members include:
- City Councilman Mike Klondaris
- Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Board Member Joe Streeter
- Wayne Township Advisory Board Member Gordon Nash
- Battalion Chief Robert Barker
- Firefighter Kreg Warren
- Fire Marshal Joe Fretz
- Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer
- Fire Chief Michael Wilson
“The committee gives everyone a pretty good representation,” said Thallemer. “Everyone knows where we stand right now with the budget and the common council. We should be pretty well represented.”
The board approved the appointment of the committee as presented.
The General Obligation Bond for the project was officially sold on Dec. 15 at a rate of 3.1 percent.
The biggest expense from the November 2016 monthly expenditure report was to rebuild the engine on Squad #4. The repair was done by Clark Power Services Inc. for $13,256.87. Wilson mentioned that this is the next vehicle the department would need to replace. The truck is the busiest apparatus the department has and is currently held at Station #1.
In other news:
- The department had 176 responses during November 2016, including four building fires and 10 motor vehicle accidents.
- Board members Joe Streeter, Gordon Nash and Sheila Burner took their 2017 oath. Mike Klondaris was absent and will take his oath at a later date.
- Andrew Grossnickle was approved to remain the fire territory’s attorney and Shirley Fetrow was approved to remain the territory’s secretary.
- Travel requests were approved to send Brent Fifer, Travis Rowland, Aaron Bolinger and Justin Miller to the Company Officer Academy in Elkhart later this month.