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Hunter board to vote on fire district consolidation

Jun 27, 2017 7:00 am

Anthony Fiducia is reporting in The Daily Mail the Hunter Town Board will hold a public hearing Tue., Jun. 27, to receive public comment on the proposed dissolution of the Hunter Fire Protection District No. 1 and expansion of a new Tannersville Fire District. Following the public hearing, the board is expected to vote on the dissolution and ratify a contract with the Tannersville Fire Company to establish the consolidated district. That new district will provide protection to the village of Tannersville and the zone within the Hunter Fire Protection District No. 1. "Overall, it’s better for us down the road," Tannersville First Assistant Fire Chief Steve Tuomey said. "People may not see that for a little while, but it’ll be there." The formation of a fire district would allow the department to become its own taxing body, and would be governed by five fire commissioners appointed by the Tannersville Village Board. The consolidation plan has been in the works for slightly more than a year, Tuomey said. The Hunter Town Board public hearing on the fire district changes will be held at 6 p.m., Tue., Jun. 27, at the Mountain Top Library on Route 23A in Tannersville. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.