P.O. Box 101

1375 19th Street

Baker, FL  32531

850-537-2487 (Office) 850-537-7295 (Fax)



Meeting was called to order by Mike Paul on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 at 7:00pm.


Attended by:  Mike Paul, Sheri Brewer, Tim Ross, Ralph Ellis, and Janie Lambert


Minutes for 10 January 2017 read by Sheri Brewer.   Motion to accept by Ralph Ellis

      2nd by   Carried 5 -0

Treasurer's report:

January 2017

The General Account end of the month balance $95,063.00
The Impact Fees had an end of the month balance of $7,576.72
Total combined is $102,639.72
Motion to accept by Sheri Brewer 2nd by Ralph Ellis Carried 5-0



Chief’s Report:  


We had 21 calls for the month of January. 

             12 Medical, 7 fire, 2 service calls


Engine 20 and Rescue 28 have been taken in to 10-8 for service.



Old Business


Baker/Blackman Consolidation Committee meeting for discussion to establish departmental and legislative agreement for the proposed consolidation.   It will consist of Tim Ross, Mike Paul, Sheri Brewer, Jim Lawson and Don Fugate and lawyer representing and preparing proposal Mr. Moore. Letters have been sent to the Legislature with the proposed consolidation.  The represenatives have supported us after a meeting in Niceville.  We need to go over boundaries for each department. Revised/continued
We now have 3 bids for the air conditioners.  King Air, Oglesby Air and Northwest Florida Air from Pensacola.  Sheri made a motion to go with Oglesby 2nd by Janie Lambert.  Tim will call them and have this done around the 1st of March. Tim is the POC.
Dusty wants to fix up and sell the 2216 SCBA’s and get money to use on something else.  Tim made the motion, the motion was 2nd by Janie Lambert. Pending
Tim says Donna Ash will continue to complete the books. We will bond Donna Ashe and drop Frannie off of the bond.  Pending


Sheri sent a letter to FWC requesting funds be paid to us for using our facility.  She got a  

Reply back asking how much they needed so we decided to ask for $350 per month. Sheri    

      Brewer made the motion 2nd by Tim Ross carried 5-0.


Need to publish the 2017 Board meeting dates. Ralph Ellis is the POC




New Business



Dusty wants to buy long table and chairs and another Flat screen TV and mounting brackets for classes in the training room and sell those desks that are in there. 10 tables and 20 chairs and a TV not to exceed $1700.00.  Tim made the motion and Sheri 2nd it. 


All Volunteers taking FF1 and FF2 classes will sign a commitment to complete or forfeit the funds.    Motion by Sheri Brewer 2nd by Tim Ross carried 4-0.  Sheri made up a form letter to use for this purpose.  See attached.



Dusty has a chance to get a demo Combi tool for a discounted price of $9,050.00, a new one would cost around $12,000. This comes with two batteries and charger.  The Board would split the cost 60/40 from the General Fund and the Volunteer fund.  This is contingent until after a vote at the Volunteer Meeting and if he can hold it that long before we purchase it. Tim made the motion and Sheri 2nd it.   Pending vote from Volunteers.


The Board has asked that Board Member, Janie Lambert become a Notary Public for the District.  Any business not pertaining to the Fire District will be charged a fee of $25.00.  Tim made a motion and Ralph 2nd it.




                              Motion to adjourn at 7:51pm by Ralph Ellis, 2nd by Janie Lambert carried 5-0

Next meeting will be held Tuesday, 14 March 2017