Board of Directors


June 16, 2021

Call to Order

Vice President Stephen Coles called the meeting to order with Board Members Jeanine Ellis, Rachel Barkworth and Jill Allington present. Also present were Fire Chief Mike Cousineau, Assistant Fire Chief Leo Touzjian, Chris Rich, Will Heath and Board Secretary Teresa Hoffman.

Minutes from Previous Meeting

Jeanine Ellis made a motion to approve meeting minutes for May 2021, seconded by Rachel Barkworth, motion passed.

Submission of Bills

Jeanine Ellis made a motion to pay bills, seconded by Jill Allington, motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

  • The Treasurer’s Report was given by Rachel Barkworth.

    • Chief made a suggestion to make the Wildland (Fire Billing) category for Wildland grants as well.

    • Jill Allington suggested making a budget adjustment to add a Grant category in the budget.

Fire Chief’s Report

  • 14 Calls: 8 Medical, 4 Motor Vehicle Accident, 1 Smoke, 1 Mutual Aid.

  • FFII = 5268, 5269, 5277

  • Starting to research a new truck for next year. Estimated cost = $350,000.

    • Also researching lease purchase options and costs.

Old Business

  • Community Room

    • AAC used room yesterday.

    • No new requests.

Stations / Land

  • Station One – Main - 14861 Highway 7 – Osmun

    • Heater repairs.

    • Will Heath weed whacked grass.

  • Station Two – 2770 Riverside Drive – Heathermeade

      • Heath trailer temporarily stored at the station.

  • Station Three – 4 County Road 113 East - Meeker Park

      • Road base added, patched to prevent mud pits.

      • Thank you to Scott Alexander.

  • Station Four – 7400 Highway 7 – The Heights

      • Nothing new.

  • Station Five – 32 Bunce School Road – McCulloch

      • Nothing new.

New Business

  • Fiber Optic Line during Highway 7 Lower Project

      • Nothing new.

  • Residents concerned about ATVs at Peaceful Valley Resort

      • Chief investigated situation, did not find anything different from other facilities in the district.

  • Independence Day Parade

      • Sunday, July 4, 2021 at noon.

  • Pension Board Meeting will be scheduled for July.

  • Boulder County has put a Temporary Repeater on Conifer Hill for Highway 7 Construction

    • Working with Boulder County to use for emergencies.

Public Comments

  • None

Fire Fighter Comments

  • Six members went to RMNP to qualify as SAR Tech III.

    • RMNP has requested help already.

Board Member Comments

  • Rachel Barkworth will be in Italy for July Board meeting.

  • Will prepare documents remotely and join meeting via Zoom.


  • The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Respectfully submitted:

Teresa Hoffman

Board Secretary June 16, 2021

Treasurer Rachel Barkworth , Vice President Stephen Coles, Board Member Jeanine Ellis. President Mike Daley, Board Member Jill Allington