Guest Rob Fogle Jr Posted November 16, 2013 at 11:26 PM Report Share Posted November 16, 2013 at 11:26 PM As the Chairman of the Board of Trustees in a volunteer fire company, I led discussion several months ago at a Trustee meeting concerning the placement of an ambulance in our station by a neighboring ambulance club. The trustees unanimously decided against the placement of said ambulance in either of our two stations. Keep in mind, pursuant to the fire company by-laws, the Trustees have complete charge of all real and personal property of the fire company. we decided against the placement of an ambulance in our station. The line officers of the fire company discussed in their private line officer meeting, which is prior to the general fire company meeting to allow the ambulance club to occupy a fire company station. At the general fire company meeting, a line officer made a motion to allow the ambulance to not only occupy our station, but to construct whatever walls were necessary to insure the ambulance personnel had sufficient "living space" in our station. This is totally against the decision of the board of trustees, who have the ultimate authority where buildings are concerned. My first question speaks to the validity of the motion made by the line officer. Ultimately, after much heated discussion, the motion was seconded, put to a vote, and passed by majority vote. Since the line officers have no authority in building matters, what is the validity of the motion that was passed? Secondly, what steps can be taken to vacate the motion? I welcome any comments concerning this matter.Thank you, Rob Fogle, Jr- Chairman of the Board of TrusteesStrinestown Community Fire Company Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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