Minutes of The City Council

Fire Contract Meeting Minutes

City of Porter

Monday, February 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m.


Mayor Donald Verschelde called the 2010 fire contract meeting to order.


Council members present were Eric Dybsetter, Kim Jelen, Darlene Moeller, Donald Verschelde, Judy Verschelde, and Pat Vlaminck.


Present representing the Porter Fire Department was Larry Stoks.


Those present representing townships were Kevin Swedzinski, Lee Dritz and Leonard Drietz of Alta Vista Township, Faith Olsen and John Cornell of Marble Township, Bob Thielges of Norman Township, and Ralph Jelen of Wergeland Township.


Larry Stoks discussed the expenses of the Porter Fire Department in 2010.  It was noted that since 2009 a fire truck was purchased and the fire hall was expanded.  In recent months a 6X6 Polaris Ranger was placed into service for fighting grass fires.


Fire contract rates for 2010 were discussed.  The City of Porter is maintaining the cost per section at $125.


The fire equipment assessment was also discussed.  The City of Porter purchased a brand new pumper truck in 2010 at a cost of $175,000.  The city received a USDA grant to cover $75,000, and financed the remaining $100,000 with a 15 year USDA loan.


The city is assessing the townships $70 per section for 15 years to help defray the cost of the truck purchase.


Larry Stoks and Pat Vlaminck led a tour of the fire hall and answered questions about fire fighting and rescue equipment.


A motion was made to adjourn the meeting.  All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried. 





Eric D. Dybsetter, Clerk

City of Porter



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