COLUMBIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS L1055
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COLUMBIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS L1055 2009 BALLOT ISSUES Issue # 1-Term Limits Shall the L1055 President and Vice Presidents term be changed from one year to two years and be voted on in alternating years as described below? President and Shift Two Vice President on even years. (2008, 2010, 2012, etc.) First and Third Shift Vice Presidents on odd numbered years. (2009, 2011, 2013, etc.) If approved this initiative shall become an addition to the by-laws Issue # 2- Electronic Voting Shall electronic voting be added to Local 1055’s by-laws as an optional method for voting? If approved this initiative shall become an addition to the by-laws Issue #3-2009 Budget Shall the 2009 Budget be adopted as read? (Please see your respective Station Steward to preview the 2009 Budget document). Issue #4-E-board Nominations President- Brad Fraizer Write In 1st Shift VP- John Ambra Write In 2nd Shift VP- Tom Ogden Jen Kamp Keith Dothage Write In 3rd Shift VP- Dennis Rohr Write In Secretary-1 year term Boyd Arends Write In Treasurer-1 year term Eric Caszatt Brian Wattenbarger Write In Trustee-3 year term Rich Martin Write In Sergeant at Arms- Neil Eckhoff David Haney Station Stewards-2 year terms Station 1-Danny Spry Jr. Write In Station 3-Steve Forrest Write In Station 5-Doug Oncken Write In Station 7-James Kandlik Write In Fire Marshall’s Division-Write In Issue #5 L1055 By-laws Article 3 – Membership, Section 6 Retiree Membership Any retiring member of Local 1055 in good standing may choose to continue his/her Membership under the following guidelines: Retired members are eligible to vote on all union business Votes cast by retired members will be counted as a ½ vote Retired members retain the same rights and privileges as any other due-paying member See section 9 of Local 1055 By-Laws pertaining to payment of dues Article 4 – Meetings, Section 1 General Membership Meeting Date and Times Regular meetings of this Local shall be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm unless notified otherwise. Executive Board Meeting Date The Executive Board meetings of this Local shall be held in accordance with the dates and times set forth by the Executive Board during the first meeting of the calendar year. Article 9 – Initiation, Dues and Assesments, Section 1 All dues shall be paid by authorized payroll deduction and withdrawn from the last paycheck of each month. Exemption: retired member’s dues shall be $7.00 a month Exemption: Retired members shall elect to pay dues on a monthly /annual basis to Local 1055 Treasurer. Article 13 – Awards/Recognition, Section 1 IAFF Local 1055 will pay for and award watches to union members who have the required number of years of service to qualify for normal retirement. Said members also have the option of receiving an IAFF designed brass axe, if willing to pay ½ of the cost. Plaques will be given only to union members who leave the Columbia Fire Department with a medical disability/retirement, normal retirement or with 15 or more years of service. Awarding of plaques and/or watches which do not fall under the guideline must be voted on at the general membership meeting for each individual. Local 1055 shall award/recognize members for going above and beyond the call of duty for life saving events. These awards shall be presented at the annual Christmas banquet.