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Ledgers

From Ledgers dated 1909 – 1976

04-12-1909

Carl W Petersen, Joseph W Eddy, Benjamin B Bierer appointed fire commissioners

04-13-09

Adopted boundaries for Fire District

05-05-09

Called for special election (5-18-09) ‘to vote a tax of $700.00 upon the assessable property of Templeton Fire District’. This was a yearly tax.

05-19-09

Tax vote results Yes-30, No-28 + elected (3) Fire Commissioners, Petersen, Eddy and Bierer.

05-19-09

Ordered (2) #60 60 gallon chemical engines from W D Walsh of Los Angeles @ #390.00 FOB Los Angeles.

07-31-09

W D Walsh unable to deliver engines without cash so board makes contract ‘nill and void’ Board orders (2) 40 gallon #3 Stempel engines @ $350.00 FOB San Francisco to be delivered on or before Aug 10 ‘09 from a Pell agent for Paul Bryant.

03-17-1910

Called for special election (4-4-10) to vote a $700.00 tax and elect Fire Commissioners.

04-05-10

Tax vote results Yes-29, No-28 + re-elected (3) Fire Commissioners, Petersen, Eddy, Bierer.

05-28-10

Met and paid bills

09-12-10

Met and paid bills for materials for bell tower

10-28-10

Board approved first Fire Watchman on a 3-0 vote. JW Braden was appointed to take office Nov 1st 1910 at a salary of $50.00 per month.

03-03-1911

J W Braden resigned – Wm Rucklidge approved on a 3-0 vote to be Fire Watchman. Need $650.00 to maintain district – $600.00 for Watchman salary and $50.00 for repairs of engines, purchase of chemicals, Etc. Called for special election (4-24-11).

04-28-11

Tax vote results Yes-19, No 31 + elected (3) Fire Commissioners Petersen, Wm Rucklidge and Peter A Nyberg

04-29-11

Nyberg and Rucklidge resign as Fire Commissioners. Board asks the County Clerk to have the Board of Supervisors fill the vacancies.

12-31-11

Board of Supervisors appoint V E Donelson and A R Horstman as Commissioners.

03-21-1912

Called for special election (4-27-12). Election to approve $650.00 assessment and elect (3) Fire Commissioners.

04-30-12

Tax vote results Yes-49, No-32 + elected (3) Fire Commissioners Petersen, A C Churchill, G R Fredrickson.

05-08-12

Met and paid warrants (bills)

05-29-12

Application of Wm Rucklidge read and accepted for Fire Patrolman.

09-21-12

Met to pay warrants. $19.35 paid for coal oil for street lamps. Chairman Petersen instructed Wm Rucklidge to “take complete charge of all fire extinguishers”.

03-31-1913

Called for special election (4-28-13). Election to approve $650.00 assessment and elect commissioners.

04-29-13

Tax vote results Yes-50, No-23 + elected commissioners Petersen, Churchill and Fredrickson

04-4-1914

Called for special election (4-27-14). Election to approve $650.00 assessment and elect (3) commissioners.

05-02-14

Tax vote results Yes-63, No 16 + elected commissioners Churchill, Fredrickson and F Clausen.

06-02-14

Wrote a letter to Hercules Powder Co’s agent to “cleanup grass and especially straw pile on porch of mill warehouse and to notify him if he did not attend to same at once we would take legal steps to have it done as it is imperative that all the precaution possible be used at this time of year to prevent fire”.

12-22-14

Met and paid warrants. Secty reported Hercules Powder Co took prompt action and cleaned up.

01-25-1915

Moved to run an ad in the Templeton Advance at .50/ month until the end of our term as Fire Commissioners. Add to read; $15.00 reward offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone tampering or damaging any of the fire apparatus of the Templeton District. Will write a letter to each property owner in the Templeton Fire District and request them to furnish a ladder in a convenient place in case of fire for each dwelling, warehouse or building of any size in the Templeton Fire District.

03-19-15

Called for special election (4-5-15). Election to approve $650.00 assessment and elect (3) commissioners

04-15-15

Tax vote results Yes-38, No-6 + elected commissioners Churchill, Clausen, Fredrickson

03-15-1916

Called for special election (4-3-16). Election to approve $700.00 assessment, with the additional $50.00 to be used to purchase some new hand extinguishers for the outlying parts of the Templeton Fire District, and elect (3) commissioners.

04-06-16

Tax vote results Yes-34, No-3 + elected commissioners Churchill, Clausen, Fredrickson

03-17-1917

Called for special election (4-2-17). Election to approve $700.00 (watchman $600, supplies $70, insurance $30) and elect (3) commissioners.

04-03-17

Tax vote results Yes-25, No-4 + elected commissioners Churchill, Clausen, Fredrickson.

03-02-1918

Called for special election (4-1-18). $700.00 assessment and elect (3) commissioners.

04-04-18

Tax vote results Yes-45, No-17 + elected commissioners Churchill, Clausen, Fredrickson.

03-18-1919

Called for special election (4-7-19). $700.00 assessment and elect (3) commissioners.

04-10-19

Tax vote results Yes-49, No-19 + elected commissioners Churchill, Clausen, Fredrickson.

03-20-1920

Called for special election (4-19-20). $800.00 assessment (watchman $720, upkeep $80) and elect (3) commissioners. Also resolved that a special tax of $600.00 be levied for the purpose of buying a car and having engines mounted on same.

04-20-20

Tax vote results Yes-38, No-11, chassis tax Yes-38, No-15 + elected commissioners Clausen, Fredrickson, A R Horstman. Applications being accepted for Fire Patrol.

05-31-20

Board hired Wm Rucklidge as Fire Patrolman.

11-26-20

Special meeting to open bid for “one chassis with self starter, also one 30 ft extension ladder and for mounting of one chemical fire extinguisher. There being only one bid, and that from the Templeton Garage, it was accepted. The amount being $570.”

03-07-1921 

Called for special election (4-4-21). $1000.00 assessment (wages $900, upkeep & chemicals $100) and elect (3) Commissioners.

04-09-21

Tax vote results Yes-71, No 12 + elected commissioners Fredrickson (one year term), Clausen (two year term), Horstman (three year term).

08-30-21

Special meeting to annex land into the Fire District.

03-06-1922

Called for special election (second Monday in April). $1000 assessment and elect (1) commissioner.

04-18-22

Tax vote results Yes-12, No-4 + elected Commissioner C W Petersen.

03-17-1923

Called for special election (4-2-23). $1000 assessment and elect (1) commissioner. No election results in ledger

03-03-1924

Called for special election (4-7-24). $1000 assessment and elect (1) commissioner.

04-14-24

Tax vote results Yes-16, No-3 + elected Commissioner A R Horstman

03-24-15

Called for special election (4-13-25). $1000 assessment and elect (1) commissioner.

04-14-15

Tax vote results Yes-20, No-X + elected Commissioner F Clausen.

04-12-1926

Election held to vote on tax and fire commissioner. No results posted.

04-04-1927

Election held to vote on tax and fire commissioner.

No results posted. No entries for 1928, 1929, 1930 or 1931
04-20-1932

Results of election held 4-16-32. Tax vote results Yes-49, No-23 + C W Petersom elected commissioner.
Oct, 32 “A mistake was found in the election and the supervisors have straightened the mistake out as follows:
F Clausen’s term expires in 1933.
Philip Crum has been appointed for two years to serve out the late, C W Petersen’s term, which expires in 1934.
Charles Johnson has been appointed for three years, and his term expires in 1935.”

03-07-33

Called for special election (4-1-33).
$600 assessment and elect (1) commissioner.
No election results. F Clausen must have been re-elected as he is in the minutes of the 3-8-34 meeting.

03-08-34

Called for special election (4-2-24) to elect (1) commissioner.

04-02-34

Elected Lloyd Sharp commissioner.

03-06-35

Called for special election (4-5-35) to elect (1) Commissioner.

04-05-35

Re-elected Chas Johnson commissioner.

03-31-36

Called for special election (4-5-36).

04-05-36

Henry Hove elected commissioner.

04-12-37

Election was held April 12,1937. Lester L Plumm was elected commissioner.

05-20-37

Agreed to buy one dozen hoses for fire exting.
Henry Hove to issue fire permits.
First reference to Don Stockdale.

06-25-37

A talk by Fire Chief Don Stockdale about the importance of having a new fire house and additional equipment. Talked about insuring the fire watch and firemen. Discussed installing a fire-alarm system in town.

04-29-38

Election held. Paul Borkey elected commissioner.

06-06-38

Purchased insurance for the fire engine from J E Taylor.

04-03-39

Election held. Henry Hove elected commissioner.

04-01-40

Election held. Phil Crum was elected commissioner.

06-29-40

A budget (1940-41) of $1900.00 was drafted and submitted to the Board of Supervisors. $100 labor, $125 supplies, $190 insurance, $100 misc and $1385 for capital outlay. $785.00 was unused last year and could be applied on this years budget and that would decrease the tax rate.

11-16-40

Discussed was a monthly labor payment for the Fireman. No amount specified. The powers of the Fire Chief in time of fire was discussed; also what to do about (1) the fire hose across highway for fire, (2) parking of cars by fire plugs, (3) the following of fire trucks by non-fireman. It was decided to consent the District Attorney to see if the Chief had power to arrest.

04-21-41

Henry Hove elected commissioner.

06-17-41

It was voted to postpone payment of the Mack International Truck Co. until we received the pink slip for the Ford fire truck. It was decided to procure insurance for the fire truck from the lowest bidder. It was voted to raise Donald Stockdale’s pay to $10.00 a month for caring for both fire trucks starting July 1, 1941. The recommended budget for next year is $1250.00. This includes money to repair the old REO truck pump.

04-20-42

Paul Borkey elected commissioner.

05-07-42

Fire Chie Donald Stockdale was present. Voted to sell excess Eureka fire hose to Paso Robles Fire Dept.

07-06-42

This budget meeting was held at the fire station after the regular firemen’s meeting. The firemen were present. A budget of $1450.00 was approved.

04-19-43

Phil Crum was elected commissioner.

07-07-43

A motion was made and passed that .50 be paid the firemen for attendance at the regular practices and business meetings. The Fire Chief’s pay was raised from $10.00 to $12.00 per month. A budget of $1550.00 was approved.

04-17-44

Henry Hove was elected commissioner.

07-08-44

Discussion was given on bringing in the improvements & buildings of adjoining farms without the land into the district; also of asking a flat fee for going out of the District, within a 1 ½ mile radius, with trucks. Discussed putting some reserve money into War Bonds. Passed $2200.00 budget.

04-23-45

Joseph Cressio was elected commissioner.

07-10-45

1945 -46 budget of $2400.00 was approved.

04-22-46

Philip H Crum was elected commissioner.

07-09-46

1946-47 budget of $2800.00 was approved.

03-01-47

Discussed what to do in regards to the S. ½ of Lot 5 on which the Fire House is built that houses our fire equipment and was up for tax sale. The Sec was instructed to write a letter to the Board of Supervisors asking them to have the title cleared up.

04-22-47

Henry Hove re-elected as fire commissioner.

07-02-47

1947-48 budget of $2200.00 was approved.

04-21-48

M F Gates was elected commissioner.

07-09-48

Fire Chief A H Willhoit was present. 1948-49 budget of $2960.00 was approved.

04-19-49

Phillip Crum was elected fire commissioner.

07-08-49

Fire Chief Willhoit’s salary was discussed and was decided to leave it at $30.00. 1949-50 budget of $2575.00 was approved.

04-17-50

Jack Ruth was elected fire commissioner.

06-01-50

Received bids for insurance on fire engines.

04-05-54

Elected (3) fire commissioners – Jack Allen, Ben Atkins and Drexel Fruits.

04-23-54

Names were drawn for years on commission:
Allen – 1 year
Atkins – 2 years
Fruits – 3 years
Will meet with water board to decide on building to be moved on lot.

05-06-54

Joint meeting with water board.

06-23-54

Decided to insure for fire with Mrs Smalling for $5000.00 at 16.45 per $1000.00 for 3 years. All Fire dept purchases must be authorized by two Fire Commissioners. $5.00 of $20.00 rent money would go into a recreation fund for firemen. Suggested new badges be bought by the fire district.

July 62

Commissioners Fay Jones, Bennie Atkins and Larry Morehouse. Ordered new siren.

April 63

Commissioners Bob Terry, Jones and Morehouse

12-09-63

Ordered to purchase new Ford chassis and fire equipment

01-13-64

Called election of Fire Commissioners (4-7-64)

02-10-64

Mr Willison, dealer from El Monte, reported new truck would be delivered March 2, 1964 for demonstration

04-13-64

Election results; Jones, Terry and Morehouse

12-14-64

Offer to sell old Fire Engine. Bids of $400 and $500

01-11-65

Accepted offer ($500) from E C Loomis for 1934 Ford V-8 truck. Purchased radios from Marine Service & Equip in Morro Bay

02-14-66

Tom Campbell willing to have a fire phone in his home.

05-09-66

Signed Mutual Fire Protection Aid between Templeton Fire District and State of California, Dept of Conservation, Division of Forestry.

07-11-66

Changed name from “Templeton Fire District” to “Templeton Fire Protection District of San Luis Obispo County”

11-09-67

Volunteer pay increased to $2.00 per meeting

12-11-67

Raised Chief’s pay to $40.00 per month

06-10-68

Robert Dickinson to replace Larry Morehouse as commissioner

12-09-68

Final payment made on 64 Ford engine

01-13-69

Purchased used Ford backhoe

02-10-69

To charge $10.00 for digging a grave

11-13-69

It stated in Bylaws that a firefighter must be 21 years old to be a member

02-23-70

Transferred $12,000.00 to Templeton Waterworks #5 towards the purchase of 420,000 gallon storage tank fire protection

07-12-71

Raised Chief’s pay by $20.00 to $60.00 per month

03-13-72

Discussed removing fire phone from Mrs Stockdale’s home – Lloyd Holloway suggested contacting Forestry Dept as they would be a 24 hour service.

05-08-72

Chief Stockdale reported the Forestry was not in favor of telephone connection for Templeton’s fire calls. To consider an Answering Service

06-11-73

Sent a letter to Paso Robles and Atascadero Fire Departments that a joint agreement be made as a mutual agreement in joint assistance in case of an emergency either department will assist neighbor city

07-09-73

Commissioner Terry resigns. Bob Coon introduced as replacement

12-10-73

Decided to buy two breathing apparatus at $80.00 each. Chief Stockdale talked about retirement and thought younger men should take over for him and Asst Chief Mel Fredrickson.

01-14-74

Corrected price of SCBA’s; $400.00 each x 2 = $800.00. Spare bottles; $80.00 x 2= $160.00
New fire truck to be demonstrated at Fire House on Jan 16, 1974. Price quoted $32,000.00

04-08-74

Fire Chief Stockdale plans on retiring in future and recommends Lloyd Holloway if interested at this time. Tabled the purchase of a new fire truck

06-10-74

Bob Dickensens last meeting as commissioner

08-12-74

Chief Stockdale wants to retire. The problem is most firefighters work outside town

09-10-74

Concerned about vandals turning on fire hydrants at night and losing up to 200,000 gallons of water each time

10-15-74

Jack Allen appointed to fill board vacancy

12-10-74

Chief Stockdale gave a report on #911 system that will be installed in the future

03-11-75

Fire phones are placed at; Hope & Larry’s bar, Don Stockdale’s, Lloyd Holloway’s and Orphus Holloway’s

03-09-76

Ordered Hale 3000 watt generator, Super VAC Smoke Ejector and cord reel. Adopted Mutual Aid agreement with Division of Forestry

10-12-76

Bob Coon resigns as commissioner

11-9-76

Don Stockdale and Mel Fredrickson resign.
Dave Kaiser appointed Fire Chief and Lloyd Holloway appointed Asst Chief

12-14-76

Last meeting of commissioners as TCSD will take over in 1977.