DGKN staff report
Sugar Creek Township passed resolutions last month to enter into sub-grant agreements with Kidron Volunteer Fire Department and East Wayne Fire District for funds made available to the township through the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act.
Trustees Jon Hofstetter and Tom Gregory were present at the Nov. 18 special board meeting to consider proposed projects and to encumber funds, according to a recording available at www.sugarcreekwayne.com. Trustee Scott Widmer and Fiscal Officer Anita Fisher were absent.
Items requested for consideration of CARES Act funding were submitted by the boards of each of the KVFD and EWFD. Paperwork and documents reviewed by the trustees for proposed projects included legal opinions to make sure the requests are justified for CARES Act funding.
* For East Wayne Fire District, items reviewed and accepted were: life pack monitor for $35,583; cot and power load system to be mounted in squad for $51,458 and $1,500 for installer; EMS jumpsuits, $1,714; five touchless thermometers at Station 1 and Station 2, $749; window overhang to communicate with residents without them entering the station for $3,613; touchless faucets for $5,520 and dryers for $4,325.
Hofstetter noted the total comes to $104,464 for East Wayne projects. The board agreed to reimburse sub-grantees up to $96,000, which had been approved in earlier meetings. East Wayne can complete the projects and fund the remainder out of their own funds, or hold onto their quotes and complete projects at a later time. The money from the grants was required to be spent by the end of the month unless reasons related to COVID-19 caused an extension.
* For Kidron Volunteer Fire Department, items reviewed and accepted were: chase vehicle for $47,121 equipped with emergency warning devices for $10,616 and $2,500 for decaling; bloodborne resistant gloves $2,859; washer and dryer $1,798; disinfectant sprayer and fluid $1,236; $638 filters and $235 adapters for face pieces for self-contained breathing apparatus; eye protection for $82 and $234; automatic body temperature scanner for $1,375; 26 EMS jackets for members for $8,320; and fire turnout gear for $14,030 and EMS turnout gear for $4,548. Hofstetter noted the total comes to $95,594, which is just under the $96,000 Sugar Creek Township agreed to reimburse.