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Date:
December 10, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Elsmere Firehouse
Address:
15 West Poplar Drive
Delmar, NY 12054
Contact:
518-439-9144
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Elsmere Fire District Election & voting on 2 propositions; 12/10, 6-9 pm - duly registered residents of the Fire District shall be eligible to vote

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

1) election of one commissioner for a five-year term 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2024
2) voting on Proposition Number 1 amending the defined contribution Length of Service Award Program;
3) voting on Proposition Number 2 authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $350,000 for the purchase of up to 40 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) packs, together with incidental equipment

LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL ELECTION OF ELSMERE FIRE DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Elsmere Fire District will take place on Tuesday December 10, 2019 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Elsmere Fire District Main (North) Station located at 15 West Poplar Drive Delmar, NY 12054 for the purposes of electing one commissioner and determining two propositions as further described below:

1) electing one commissioner for a five-year term commencing on January 1, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2024; and

2) voting on Proposition Number 1 deciding: Shall the resolution adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners on October 8, 2019 amending the defined contribution Length of Service Award Program administered by the Elsmere Fire District that: a) reduces the “Entitlement Age” from age 65 to age 60; b) allows a participant who attains the Entitlement Age the option to defer the claiming of benefits pursuant to applicable federal and state regulations; c) increases the amount of the annual service award contribution to one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200) at a projected increase in annual cost of five hundred dollars ($500) per covered participant with a projected annual increase in the costs for the program of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) with no projected additional costs in the estimated annual administrative fee; and d) amends Paragraph IX. the Fire District’s Length of Service Award Program Point Schedule pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 217(c) to establish a “Stand-by Activity” and authorizing one (1) point per Stand-by Activity for a line of duty activity of not less than four hours that does not fall under any other category in the Point Schedule up to a maximum of twenty (20) points per year for “Sleep-in” and “Stand-by” activities, be approved?; and

3) voting on Proposition Number 2 deciding: Shall the resolution adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners on October 8, 2019 and ratified on November 12, 2019 for: a) the objects and purposes of authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) for the purchase of up to forty (40) new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) packs, together with incidental equipment including a sufficient number of air bottles and facepieces for use therewith; b) authorizing the issuance of serial bonds or statutory installment bonds
(collectively “bonds”) of the Fire District at the prevailing rate of interest at the time of closing, in an amount not to exceed three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) or so much thereof as may be necessary after deducting any federal, state, county, and/or local funds received; c) authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) from the Fire District’s Equipment Capital Reserve account to pay a portion of the cost of the SCBAs if deemed prudent; d) pledging the faith and credit of the Fire District for the payment
of the principal and interest on said bonds and providing for the annual levy of a tax upon the taxable properties within the Fire District to pay such principal and interest; e) determining that the period of probable usefulness of SCBAs to be twenty (20) years pursuant to Local Finance law §11(27); f) determining the maximum maturity of the bonds to be issued to be for a term not to exceed five (5) years; g) delegating the Fire District Treasurer the power to authorize and sell bond anticipation notes and to fix the details of and to sell bonds and; h) containing an estoppel clause and
providing for publication of the estoppel notice, be approved? 

Candidates for the office of Fire District Commissioner shall file their names and the 
position they are seeking in writing, together with petitions with the signatures of twenty-five resident electors of the Fire District with the Secretary of the Fire District, at the Fire District Offices 15 West Poplar Dr. Delmar, NY 12054 or by email to
gkaufman@elsmerefire.org no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 20, 2019.

Only those persons who are residents of the Elsmere Fire District on or before November 12, 2019 and who are registered to vote with the Albany County Board of Elections on or before November 18, 2019 shall be eligible to vote in this election.

October 8, 2019

George Kaufman, Secretary
Elsmere Fire District
15 West Poplar Drive
Delmar, New York 12054




BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS
ELSMERE FIRE DISTRICT
TOWN OF BETHLEHEM – ELSMERE, NEW YORK
MAILING ADDRESS: 15 W. POPLAR DRIVE, DELMAR, NEW YORK 12054
TELEPHONE: (518) 439-9144
FAX: (518) 439-0454

Chairman
Richard S. Webster

Commissioners
Alan J. Antenucci
Joseph M. Catalano
William H. Webb
Richard A. Zigrosser

Administrator,
Secretary-Treasurer
George M. Kaufman

Counsel
Terence S. Hannigan

www.elsmerefire.com