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					                      GLENSIDE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
                      MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 13, 2007
                          REGULAR MEETING OF THE
                             BOARD OF TRUSTEES

I.     CALL TO ORDER:
         President Kosiara called to order the Glenside Fire Protection District; Board of
         Trustee’s meeting at 5:34 pm.

II.    PLEDGE TO THE FLAG:
         The pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America was recited.

III.   ROLL CALL
        Present were President Kosiara, Secretary Lipponeur and Treasurer Christopher.
        Trustee Lipponeur asked the record to reflect that Chief Markowski, D/C Wood and
        Controller Turi were also in attendance. .

IV.    MINUTES OF PREVIOUS TRUSTEES’ MEETINGS
         The minutes of the regular session meeting held October 9, 2007 were presented.
         Trustee Lipponeur motioned to approve the regular meeting minutes. Trustee
         Christopher seconded the motion. Trustee Kosiara asked the record to reflect there
         was unanimous approval with all members in attendance voting

V.     TREASURERS REPORT AND ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
         Controller Turi presented the October 2007 monthly report of the Fire District’s
         finances. Trustee Kosiara motioned to accept and file the Treasurer’s report, and pay
         all October 2007 invoices and payroll in the amounts of $430,596.63. Trustee
         Lipponeur seconded the motion. Trustee Kosiara asked the record to reflect there
         was unanimous approval with all members in attendance voting.

          A. Controllers Report
             Controller Turi stated that he would be attending a QuickBooks training class
             with D/C Wood and Laura Haiden.

          B. Other items from the Controller
             Trustee Lipponeur Asked Controller Turi how property taxes were collected.
             Controller Turi explained how the taxes were disbursed and that for 2008 there
             may be a potential for incoming funds to be affected by the large quantities of
             foreclosures and the depressed real estate market. Chief Markowski discussed
             the taxes and the funding that the district has available.
             Trustee Kosiara asked that the percentage point on the Recap of Expenses
             report be corrected so that it reflects 50% and not (point).50%.




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VI.     LEGAL ISSUES
             Chief Markowski had nothing to report.

VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

           A. DuComm Report
              Chief Markowski had nothing to report.

           B. Grants - FEMA and Other Grants
              Chief Markowski had nothing to report.

           C. Fire Commissioners
              The commissioners will be meeting on Thursday 11/15/07.

           D. Commissioner Carole Vasbinder Award
              Chief Markowski stated that Fire Commissioner Vasbinder had received a Life
              Safety award regarding the Health and Safety Fair.

           E. Other Announcements
              Trustee Kosiara announced he is giving up smoking December 1st.

VIII.   OLD BUSINESS

           A. Parking Lot Expansion
              1. Pay out expenditures, change orders, and correspondence
                   Chief Markowski is hoping to have this line item removed for the next
              Trustees meeting. Still waiting for “As Built” drawings. Chief Markowski is also
              holding a check in the amount of $148 for FGM, until the project is completed
              and finalized. Trustee Christopher recommended writing a letter addressed to the
              President of FGM expressing our disappointment regarding the oversight and
              mismanagement of the soil removal specification and cost estimates in the bid
              packet. Chief Markowski will draft a letter for review.
              Trustee Kosiara made a motion to authorize Chief Markowski to do a final payout
              after review of as built drawings, cut sheets, final inspection and any outstanding
              village concerns. Trustee Christopher seconded the motion.
                        Roll Call Vote:
                          Trustee Kosiara – aye
                          Trustee Lipponeur – aye
                          Trustee Christopher - aye
                    Motion carried.


           B. Revision of Administration Policies and Rules & Regulations
              Chief Markowski reported that they will be available electronically on the server
              and on disc. Document is available for review and will be voted on next month.




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         C. Surplus Equipment – Resolution #07-02
            Trustee Lipponeur opened a discussion as to what is garbage and what is
            surplus. Trustee Kosiara made a motion for the declaration of identified
            equipment as surplus and for the disposal of such. Trustee Lipponeur seconded
            the motion.
                     Roll Call Vote:
                       Trustee Kosiara – aye
                       Trustee Lipponeur – aye
                       Trustee Christopher - aye
                  Motion carried.

             Chief Markowski reported that the bids have been tabulated. Trustee Kosiara
             made a motion to accept all winning bids as presented. Trustee Lipponeur
             seconded. Motion carried.

             Two vehicles were also declared as surplus.
             The 1999 Ford Expedition was authorized to be sold at no less than $5000 on an
             on-line auction site. All after market electronic equipment and lettering to be
             removed prior to sale.
             The 2001 Ford Crown Victoria was authorized to be sold at no less than $2500
             on an on-line auction site.
             Deputy Chief Wood will handle the postings and work with Chief Markowski as to
             the internet site that will be used.

         D. Post Retirement Health Care Plan
            Chief Markowski reported that the information will be dropped off in an electronic
            format to the attorney. Chief Markowski also mentioned that the attorney will be
            relocating their Wheaton offices in December.

         E. 2007-2008 Tax Levy
            Chief Markowski said that the district was “good to go” and the final version was
            going to the attorney for approval.

         F. Other Old Business
            There was no other old business

IX.   NEW BUSINESS
        A. NIAFPD Conference
           Trustee Kosiara reported that this year’s conference will be back in Oak Brook at
           the Double Tree. Dates are Friday February 1st and February 2nd 2008. Chief
           Markowski asked that anyone interested in attending advise him of dates and
           number of people going.

         B. Co-Op insurance by-law change




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              Chief Markowski asked this to be held until executive session.

          C. Administrative Assistant position
             Chief Markowski asked this to be held until executive session.

          D. Part-Time Secretary position
             Chief Markowski asked this to be held until executive session.

          F. Other New Business
             Chief Markowski discussed House Bill 928 and the broad medical categories of
             the presumptive clause, and the potential impact to the fire district.

              There was no other new business

X.     PUBLIC COMMENTS/QUESTIONS
         There were no public comments or questions.

          Trustee Kosiara motioned to recess the meeting at 6:29 pm to accommodate the
          pension board meeting. Trustee Lipponeur seconded to motion. Trustee Kosiara
          asked the record to reflect there was unanimous approval of the motion with all
          members in attendance voting.
          Trustee Kosiara motioned to reconvene the regular meeting at 7:55 pm with Trustee
          Christopher seconding the motion. Trustee Kosiara asked the record to reflect there
          was unanimous approval of the motion with all members in attendance voting.

XI.    CLOSED SESSION
       Trustee Kosiara motioned to go into closed session at 7:55pm to discuss issues related
       to wages and benefits of all non-union personnel. Trustee Christopher seconded the
       motion. Trustee Kosiara asked the record to reflect there was unanimous approval of the
       motion with all members in attendance voting.

XII.   RETURN TO REGULAR MEETING
       Trustee Kosiara motioned to return from closed session at 9:14 p.m. Trustee Lipponeur
       seconded the motion. Trustee Kosiara asked the record to reflect there was unanimous
       approval of the motion with all members in attendance voting. There was no official
       action taken in closed session.

       Trustee Kosiara motioned to accept the benefit packages for the Administrative
       Assistant’s position and the Secretary’s position as presented by Chief Markowski.
       Trustee Lipponeur seconded the motion.

                       Roll Call Vote:
                        Trustee Kosiara – aye
                        Trustee Lipponeur – aye
                        Trustee Christopher - aye




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                   Motion carried.


XIII.   NEXT REGULAR MEETING
         The next regular meeting will be on December 11, 2007 at 5:30 PM at 1608
         Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights, Illinois.

XIII.   ADJOURNMENT
          Trustee Christopher motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:16 p.m. Trustee
          Lipponeur seconded the motion.

                   Roll Call Vote:
                         Trustee Kosiara – aye
                         Trustee Lipponeur – aye
                         Trustee Christopher - aye
                   Motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted By:

________________________
Nick Kosiara, President

APPROVED THIS 11th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2007




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