Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Fire Board Meeting

Lisa was originally not feeling well enough to attend tonight's fire board meeting, but she told me to go ahead and attend, which I did. I guess there weren't a lot of hot button issues on the agenda (or else most people were going to the gridiron game in which the local high school was playing Truckee in the regional playoffs; at least one Board member was itching to get out of there to get to the game), because hardly anyone but the board members and staff were there this month. I handed out copies of a couple of pages from Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised where I highlighted areas that I think they could speed up their meetings by not getting too tangled up in procedures designed for much larger bodies than a five-member fire district board. Also, when the chair got a bit tongue-tied trying to announce the vote on a proposal that failed, I suggested the correct wording for him. ("There are two in the affirmative and three in the negative; the motion fails.")

As the meeting broke up, the Chair looked out in the hallway and told me, "Looks like you're in trouble." Lisa had decided to walk down to the meeting after all, but sat out in the hallway because the seats are more comfortable there. She briefly chatted with our fire chief and we walked home. She's still not really feeling herself, but I think the walk did her some good.
Tags: fernley, lisa

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