SOUTH WHATCOM FIRE AUTHORITY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 

BOARD WORK SESSION

NOTICE
 

There will be a Board Work Session of the South Whatcom Fire Authority

Board of Fire Commissioners

Thursday, May 12, 2022

2:00 p.m.

SWFA Geneva Station 21

 

The purpose of the work session is for the SWFA board to review and determine Personnel Contract comparable salaries for Executive Chief contract negotiations; review effect bargaining negotiations with IAFF Local 106SW for minimum station staffing, and to review market analysis completed for Stations 29 and 16.  Due to the nature of the discussions, the Work Session shall be conducted in executive session for those areas as outlined below.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (50 minutes):

  • (RCW 42.30.140) (4) (b) That portion of a meeting during which the governing body is planning or adopting the strategy or position to be taken by the governing body during the course of any collective bargaining, professional negotiations, or grievance or mediation proceedings, or reviewing the proposals made in the negotiations or proceedings while in progress.
  • (c) To consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of decreased price. However, final action selling or leasing public property shall be taken in a meeting open to the public;
  • (iii) Litigation or legal risks of a proposed action or current practice that the agency has identified when public discussion of the litigation or legal risks is likely to result in an adverse legal or financial consequence to the agency;
  • (g) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public 20 employment or to review the performance of a public employee. 21 However, subject to RCW 42.30.140(4), discussion by a governing body 22 of salaries, wages, and other conditions of employment to be 23 generally applied within the agency shall occur in a meeting open to 24 the public, and when a governing body elects to take final action 25 hiring, setting the salary of an individual employee or class of 26 employees, or discharging or disciplining an employee, that action shall be taken in a meeting open to the public;

Regularly scheduled Board Meetings for 2022 shall be on the following dates and held at the Geneva Station, 4518 Cable Street, at 3 p.m. Any changes of date, time, or location are posted at all fire stations.

2022 Regular Board Meeting Dates

Thursday, January 13

Thursday, February 10

Thursday, March 10

Thursday, April 14

Thursday, May 12

Thursday, June 16

Thursday, July 14

Thursday, August 11

Thursday, September 15

Thursday, October 13

Thursday, November 10 (Public Hearing)

Thursday, November 10

Thursday, December 15

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN

THE SOUTH WHATCOM FIRE AUTHORITY

2050 Lake Whatcom Blvd.

Bellingham, WA  98229

(360) 676-8080      

Fax (360) 734-0437

Email swfa@whatcomes.org