Category: NGFD Announcements

April 4th Special Election Notice

Published / by Secretary/Treasurer



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Election of the North Greenbush Fire District No.1 will take place on Tuesday April 4, 2023 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Qualified voters may vote at the polling place listed below as designated by the location of their voting residence in the Town of North Greenbush as established by Town election districts.

Wynantskill Fire Station, 511 Church Street, Wynantskill, NY 12198

Election Districts: 1, 3, 7


DeFreestville Fire Station, 350 North Greenbush Road, Troy, NY 12180

Election Districts: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 


This Special Election is being held for the purposes of voting on Proposition 1, a resolution approved by the Board of Fire Commissioners on February 13, 2023 authorizing the issuance of Fire District bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,850,000 for the purposes of a reconstruction project at the Wynantskill Fire Station, subject to mandatory referendum.  Proposition 1 reads substantially as follows:


Shall the Bond Resolution adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of North Greenbush Fire District No.1 in the Town of North Greenbush, County of Rensselaer, State of New York on February 13, 2023 for the objects and purposes of authorizing the partial reconstruction of the Wynantskill Fire Station located at 511 Church Street Wynantskill, New York, including incidental equipment and expenses in connection therewith at a maximum estimated cost of $2,850,000; authorizing the issuance of serial bonds of the Fire District in an amount not to exceed $2,850,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the cost thereof after deducting any federal, state, county, and/or local funds received; pledging the faith and credit of the Fire District for the payment of the principal and interest on said bonds; authorizing the annual levy on all taxable real property of the Fire District, a tax sufficient to pay the principal interest on said bonds as the same becomes due and payable; determining that the period of probable usefulness thereof and maximum maturity of the serial bonds therefor is fifteen (15) years; delegating the power to authorize and sell bond anticipation notes and to fix the details of and to sell serial bonds to the Fire District Treasurer; and containing an estoppel clause and providing for publication of an estoppel notice, be approved?

          Only those persons who are residents of the North Greenbush Fire District No.1 on or before March 13, 2023 and who are registered to vote with the Rensselaer  County Board of Elections on or before March 13, 2023 shall be eligible to vote.



February 13, 2023                                          

Sean Kerwin, Secretary

Board of Fire Commissioners

North Greenbush Fire District No.1

350 N. Greenbush Road

Troy, NY 12180

Highlights of WFD renovations

Published / by Secretary/Treasurer

The 511 Church Street location has been the firehouse since 1980.

In 2015, a Building Committee was created to evaluate the fire station. 

In 2022, Phinney Design Group was retained to assist in upgrade consideration.

A Comprehensive Renovation/Upgrade plan was develop.

Financial Impact:

               Total Estimated Cost: $2,850,000

               Estimated Interest Rate on 15 Year Serial Bonds: 4.2562%

               2024 Forecasted tax increase: $ .45

               Estimated average home assessed value: $54,000

               Estimated household tax increase: $24.40

March 23, 2023 Workshop Meeting Notice

Published / by Secretary/Treasurer

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that The North Greenbush Fire District No.1 will conduct a Workshop Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023, starting at 6:00pm for the purpose of discussing building upgrades to the Wynantskill Fire Department. The meeting will be held at the Wynantskill Fire Department located at 511 Church Street, Wynantskill, NY 12198.

                                                                                                Sean Kerwin

                                                                                                Fire District Secretary

                                                                                                North Greenbush Fire District No. 1