Public Hearing Leeds Fire District Contract
Leeds Fire House
November 9, 2011 6:03 pm
Town of Catskill: Pat Walsh, Acting Supervisor; Robert Antonelli, Councilman; Kevin Lennon, Councilman; Elizabeth Izzo, Town Clerk
Town of Athens: Lee Palmateer, Supervisor; Robert Butler, Councilman; April Paluch, Councilwoman; Phyllis Dinkelacker, Councilwoman; Eugene Hatton, Councilman; Linda Stacey, Town Clerk
Acting Supervisor Walsh called the meeting to order. He asked the Catskill Town Clerk to read the notice.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held jointly by the Town of Athens and the Town of Catskill Boards, Greene County, New York, pursuant to the provisions of Section 184 of Town Law of the State of New York at the Leeds Fire House, 970 Main Street, Leeds, NY on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm for the purpose of contracting with Leeds Hose Company #1 for fire protection to be furnished by said Fire Department to the protection district established in said Town of Athens and Town of Catskill upon the following terms to wit:~ a.~ The Fire Department shall answer and attend all calls in said Town of Athens and said Town of Catskill; b.~ For such service said District shall receive and the Towns shall pay as follows:~ Year 2012 Catskill $108,987 Athens $36,208.98;
Year 2013 Catskill $108,987 Athens $36,208.98; Year 2014 Catskill $108,987 Athens $36,208.98; Year 2015 Catskill $108,987 Athens $36,208.98; Year 2016 Catskill $108,987 Athens $36,208.98; c.~ The said District shall procure sufficient insurance and will cause the policy to be endorsed in such manner as to protect the Towns and Fire Protection District; d.~ This contract shall remain in effect for five (5) years; e.~ Such other incidental terms as may be necessary or proper in connection with such contracting.~ All persons interested in this matter shall be heard at aforementioned time and place.~ By Order of the Catskill Town Board and Athens Town Board, Elizabeth C. Izzo Catskill Town Clerk, Linda Stacey Athens Town Clerk.
He asked if there were any comments. Supervisor Palmateer reworked the last paragraph of the contract. Councilman Lennon pluralized hose and ladder. John Elliot mentioned the clause for renegotiation. It was stated it was the last paragraph. Acting Supervisor Walsh mentioned the figures, he believes, are on assessed value and since Athens will have a reassessment next year those values may need to be looked at. Supervisor Palmateer stated no one has ever told him how it was dispersed between the two towns and that it can’t be decided tonight. Councilman Antonelli stated the assessors spoke with one another and it was through assessed value. Supervisor Palmateer stated there should be some way to have a fair measuring stick. Acting
Supervisor Walsh stated it will be looked at a later date.
With no further comment a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Councilwoman Dinkelacker and seconded by Councilman Antonelli. Meeting ended 6:19 pm.