August 31, 2020 Special Commission Meeting Minutes

August 31, 2020 Special Commission Meeting Minutes

August 31, 2020 Special Commission Meeting Minutes

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Special Commission Meeting

August 31, 2020                                                                                                                              5:00 P.M.

Mayor John Garcia called the meeting to order with Vice-Mayor Aaron Thompson, Commissioner Jay Dee Brumbaugh and Commissioner J. J. Howard responding to roll call.  Commissioner Gary Farris was reported absent.

Also present from the City were Brian James – Fire Chief, Rich Simon – Public Works Director, Shauna Johnson – Deputy City Clerk, and Andrew Finzen – City Manager. 

Mayor Garcia led Pledge of Allegiance


  1. IFB 2020-04 Fire Department Command Vehicle – Andrew stated, we received bids for the Fire Chiefs Command Vehicle.  Bids received were a 2021 Tahoe from Herl Chevrolet in the amount of $44,090.20; 2020 Ford Expedition in the amount of $39,245.00; and 2020 Ford Expedition in the amount of $40,645.00. Vice-Mayor Thompson asked Brian about the size of the vehicle.  Brian explained, with all the safety equipment I haul, the bigger vehicle allows for organization.  It also allows room to haul other fireman if needed.  Commissioner Howard asked, is this a base vehicle? Brian stated, this vehicle is as base as I could get. Vice-Mayor Thompson stated, I am still unsure about buying a vehicle this close to merger. Andrew stated, these funds were allocated to Fire Equipment and these funds would be used for that purpose even with merger.  ON A MOTION by Commissioner Brumbaugh to approve the bid from Dan Brenner Ford in the amount of $40,645.00 for the Fire Department Command Vehicle seconded by Commissioner Howard.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 4-0.

ADJOURNMENT WAS HAD ON A MOTION Commissioner Brumbaugh seconded by Vice-Mayor Thompson.  Motion carried by unanimous VOTE, meeting Adjourned at 5:15 p.m.


ATTEST:                                                                               John Garcia, Mayor


Shauna Johnson, Deputy City Clerk