March 12, 2014 Meeting

3-12-14 | Agenda and Minutes

AGENDA

1. GPS/AVL System
2. Finances
3. Body-on-chassis vehicles
4. Law suits/settlement
5. Union contract
6. Personnel issues
7. City budget
8. Other business
9. Adjournment


MEETING | Minutes

Attending: Andrew Glickson, Sheldon Miller, Louis Schulman

The meeting was called to order at 9:45 am.

Mr. Schulman provided an update on the GPS/AVL system. He expects to sign the contract with Avail in the next week or so.

The Commissioners reviewed the financial report, actuals plus estimates through the end of the fiscal year. The report shows a very small deficit of less than $10,000. Mr. Schulman said that he believed that at the end of the year the District could have a balanced budget.

Mr. Schulman reported the Police Department decided not to take the remaining body-on-chassis vehicle. Therefore, it will be sold for scrap.

Mr. Schulman siad that the District has come to a tentative settlement with Waters for $88,000. The Commissioners approved the settlement. The remaining lawsuit is ongoing with depositions scheduled for April.

Mr. Schulman indicated that the District has a binding arbitration case on union wages scheduled for tomorrow at the District's office.

Mr. Schulman reported that two trainees were let go because they could not work the hours the District needs covered. Three trainees remain.

The Commissioners approved raises for all non-unionized personnel of up to 2% for the current fiscal year. The Commissioners approved Mr. Schulman's salary and benefits package.

Mr. Schulman said that as of now the District is scheduled to receive a 2% increase in funding from the City of Norwalk for the year beginning July 1, 2014.

The Commssioners approoved a $50 an hour increase for legal services from $200 to $250 for Attorney Sumberg. This is the first change since 1999 when the District first engaged Attorney Sumberg. Mr. Sumberg's usual rate is $350 an hour.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20 am.