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Palomar Mountain Planning Organization Minutes, 5/25/2013 Board Meeting minutes

Palomar Mountain Planning Organization Board Meeting

May 25, 2013 Initial meeting of the 2013-2014 PMPO Board, following the elections. DRAFT - not approved for publication

Board Members Present:

Heather Beer, Glenn Borland, Robert Carlyle, Donna Dose, George Evangelou, Elizabeth Getzoff, Bruce Graves, Zachary Harris, Rosemary Johnston, George Lucia, Michael Pique, Linda Thorne, Yvonne Vaucher, Michael Walsh.

Board Members Absent:

Brenda Fromlath.

The PMPO Board meeting was convened about 1:30 PM May 25, 2013, following the Annual Meeting, at the Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. The Treasurer's and Secretary's reports were deferred.


Election of Officers

The following were elected for one year terms:

Glenn Borland, Chair;

Michael Walsh, Vice-Chair;

Linda Thorne, Treasurer, and

Michael Pique, Secretary.

Agenda items:

Topic of discussion: ongoing contract negotiations between San Diego County and the Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department regarding control, staffing, and potential impact on fire service and response. Yvonne Vaucher suggests we mail out a one-page summary of the issues facing the Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department in the context of the San Diego Fire Authority. Rosemary Johnston moved the PMPO send a letter to the county Board of Supervisors expressing support for the PMVFD. Seconded by Robert Carlyle, approved unanimously.

Michael Walsh considers how to get the media on our side and understanding local concerns like fire insurance. George Evangelou says that fire protection shades into an eminent domain situation, if the county actions make property uninsurable. George Lucia says that six other San Diego county volunteer fire departments have not signed contracts with the Fire Authority, and six others have dissolved. George Evangelou moves we authorize up to $300 for preparation and postage for a mailing to the PMPO newsletter list of a letter informing members of the issues, and what the PMVFD Board and the Chief's position is. Seconded by George Lucia, approved unanimously.

Next Meetings:

The next Board meetings are

Saturday August 24, 2013, 10 AM (the PMVFD BBQ is August 31)

Saturday November 16, 2013, 10 AM (Thanksgiving is November 28)

Saturday February 8, 2014 (starts at 10:30 instead of 10:00 AM)

March 2014 - possible newsletter planning meeting

Possible April meeting [Easter is April 20, 2014]

Saturday or Sunday April 25-26 or May 2-3, 2014 - newsletter mailing preparation

Saturday May 24, 2014 - Annual general meeting (11 AM) and pancake breakfast (9 AM)

The meeting was adjourned at 2:07 P.M.

Michael Pique, Secretary. Minutes approved by PMPO board **not yet

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