2022 Election

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NOTICE OF ELECTION

NORTH GREENBUSH FIRE DISTRICT No.1

In the Town of North Greenbush, Rensselaer County, New York

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual election of the qualified voters of North Greenbush Fire District No.1 will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Voting for qualified voters residing in Town of North Greenbush Election Districts 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8 will be held at the Defreestville Firehouse located at 350 North Greenbush Road Troy, New York 12180.  Voting for qualified voters residing in Town of North Greenbush Election Districts 1, 3, and 7 will be held at the Wynantskill Firehouse located at 511 Church Street Wynantskill New York 12198.

 

This election is being held for the purposes of:

  • Electing one commissioner for a five-year term, commencing January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2027.
  • Electing one commissioner for a one-year term, commencing January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2023.

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that all residents who have resided in North Greenbush Fire District No.1 for a period of thirty (30) days prior to the date of the Election and who are duly registered to vote with the Rensselaer County Board of Elections on or before November 21, 2022, the date established by Town Law § 175-a, shall be entitled to vote at this Election.

 

All candidates for the office of Fire District Commissioner must submit their request in writing to be placed on the ballot to the Secretary of the Fire District, Sean Kerwin, at P.O. Box 3, Wynantskill, New York, 12198, no later than November 23, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

 

Sean Kerwin, Secretary                                             

North Greenbush Fire District No.1                                                

350 North Greenbush Road

Troy, NY 12180

Draft Minutes

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North Greenbush Fire District No. 1
Minutes of the October 18, 2022 BOFC Monthly Meeting
Chairman Rich French called the meeting to order at 6:37 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was
followed by a moment of silence for all departed District Firefighters.
Commissioners Present: Rich French (RF), Brian McCrae (BM), Nick Scifo (NS), Chris
Wilson (CW) and Dan Garab (DG) were present.
Other District Staff: District Counsel Terry Hannigan (TH), Secretary/Treasurer Sean Kerwin
(SK) and Director of Purchasing Robert Durivage (RD) were present.
MOTION 22M64 was made by CW and seconded by RF, approving the facility use request
from DFD as a one time use request. Motion carried.
MOTION 22M65 was made by BM and seconded by CW, approving the facility use request
from WFD. Motion carried.
Approval of Prior Month’s Minutes & Budget Workshop Minutes on 9/12/22:
MOTION 22M66 was made by NS and seconded by BM approving September Monthly
Minutes with a correction to the official name for the Apparatus Review Committee. Also
approving the Budget Workshop Minutes on 9/12/2022. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report for the period ending 9/30/2022:
SK presented the Treasurer’s Report (Copy attached).
RESOLUTION 22R54 was made by CW and seconded by BM to accept the Treasurer’s Report
as of September 30, 2022 as presented.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
Approval of Current Month’s Invoices:
SK presented the invoices/vouchers for approval by the Board (Copy attached).
RESOLUTION 22R55 was made by BM and seconded by NS, authorizing the payments of
invoices as presented for a total of $76,418.46, pending final audit and receipt of any necessary
paperwork.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 22R56 was made by RF and seconded by CW, authorizing the payment of an
invoice as presented for a total of $214.92 (Dan Garab Apple Care protection plan), pending
final audit and receipt of any necessary paperwork.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed by RF, BM, NS & CW.
Dan Garab Abstained.
RESOLUTION 22R57 was made by NS and seconded by BM approving the renewal contract
with Lynn Kane for EMS CIC and CME service with no increase as outlined in the contract
agreement. The Fire Chiefs were polled and they had no concerns.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
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Resolution to prepare the registration.
A Resolution was tendered by CW, seconded by NS for the preparation of Registration rolls in
conjunction with the annual election of the Fire District as follows:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the North Greenbush Fire
District No. 1 having heretofore appointed a Board of Elections to comply with the registration
and voting procedures set forth in section 175 and 175-a of the Town law, does hereby designate
the 28th day of November, 2022 as the date of the meeting for the Board of Elections to prepare
registration rolls for the annual election of the North Greenbush Fire District No. 1;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that such meeting take place at the Wynantskill
Fire House (511 Church Street) to convene at 6:00PM on that date for those Town residents who
reside in the Town of North Greenbush election districts 1, 3, and 7 and that such meeting take
place at the DeFreestville Fire House (350 North Greenbush Road) to convene at 6:00 PM on
that date for those Town residents who reside in the Town of North Greenbush election districts
nos. 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a legal notice informing the residence
electors of the North Greenbush Fire District No. 1 of this meeting be published one time by the
Fire District Secretary in the official newspaper of the North Greenbush Fire District No. 1.
The Chairman requested a roll call vote as follows:
Commissioner Richard French Aye
Commissioner Brian McCrae Aye
Commissioner Nick Scifo Aye
Commissioner Chris Wilson Aye
Commissioner Daniel Garab Aye
RESOLUTION 22R58
Resolution to appoint Board of Election.
A Resolution appointing the Fire District Board of Elections was tendered by BM, seconded by
DG as follows:
WHEREAS section 175-a of the Town Law provides for a system of registration for Fire
District elections; and
WHEREAS a register of eligible Fire District voters must be prepared prior to the Fire
District election; and
WHEREAS such register shall be prepared from names of persons who have registered
with the County Board of Elections;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following resident electors of the
North Greenbush Fire District No. 1 are hereby appointed to constitute the North Greenbush Fire
District No. 1 Board of Elections for the 2023 annual Fire District election:
Mark Lacivita Election Chairman
James Oliver Election Inspector at WFD Firehouse
Joseph Hogan Ballot Clerk at WFD Firehouse
Janice Kerwin Ballot Clerk at WFD Firehouse
James Miner Ballot Clerk at WFD Firehouse
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William Stewart Election Inspector at DFD Firehouse
Timothy O’Conner Ballot Clerk at DFD Firehouse
Michael Lashmet Ballot Clerk at DFD Firehouse
Jason Strosberg Ballot Clerk at DFD Firehouse
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman, Election Inspectors and Ballot
Clerks be compensated in the amount of $70.00 for their services in preparing the registration
records and attendance at the annual election;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in case any of the members appointed herein
are unable or refuse to assume or perform the duties required of them, this Board of Fire
Commissioners will appoint alternates who are resident electors;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, if clerical help is deemed necessary, this
Board of Fire Commissioners will consider the appointment of such clerical persons upon
request of the Chairman of the Fire District Board of Elections.
The Chairman requested a roll call vote as follows:
Commissioner Richard French Aye
Commissioner Brian McCrae Aye
Commissioner Nick Scifo Aye
Commissioner Chris Wilson Aye
Commissioner Daniel Garab Aye
RESOLUTION 22R59
Motion to post legal notice:
A Motion made by RF, seconded by NS directing the District Secretary to place a Legal Notice
in the official newspaper of the Fire District for the election of One (1) Commissioner, to serve a
5 year term commencing on January 1, 2023, and One (1) Commission to serve the remainder of
a One Year Term expiring December 31, 2023, to be held on Tuesday December 13, 2022 and
for the preparation of the Registration Rolls on Monday November 28, 2022.
The District Secretary is also directed to provide a copy of the Legal Notice to the North
Greenbush Town Clerk for posting on the Town’s municipal website, if available, and on the
Town’s bulletin board and signboard no sooner than November 23, 2022 and no later than
November 28, 2022.
The District Secretary is further directed to post a copy of the Legal Notice on the Fire
District’s website, no sooner than November 23, 2022 and no later than November 28, 2022.
The Legal Notice must be published in THE RECORD by no sooner than November 9,
2022, and no later than November 16, 2022.
MOTION 22M67 carried.
Motion to request list of registered voters:
A motion by NS, seconded by CW directing the Secretary to send a letter to the Rensselaer
County Board of Elections requesting a list of persons registered to vote as of the 21th day of
November, 2022 in all eight of the Town of North Greenbush elections district. And request the
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Rensselaer County Board of Elections mail the list of registered voters to the Fire District
Secretary by the 22nd day of November 2022.
MOTION 22M68 carried.
RESOLUTION 22R60 was made by DG, seconded by BM, declaring the out of service 1997
Dodge Van (old Utility 42), as surplus equipment. The total value of this surplus is less than
$20K and is no longer needed by the Fire District. This vehicle is schedule to be used in a live
fire drill on 10/18/22 at the Fane Gravel Yard.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
MOTION 22M69 was made by NS and seconded by BM appointing the following people to the
District Standing Apparatus Needs Committee; Brandon Galligan, Keith Slupski, Jeff Stehr,
Jonathan Carroll, TJ Fitzpatrick and Scott Kennedy. Rich French and Chris Wilson are the two
Commissioners. Motion carried.
RESOLUTION 22R61 was made by NS and seconded by BM approving the agreement with
Bryans & Gramuglia CPAs, LLC to perform the Districts annual audit services at a cost of
$5,000.00 annually.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 22R62 was made by RF and seconded by NS adopting the proposed 2023 budget
as proposed and written by SK.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
MOTION 22M70 was made by CW and seconded by NS to approve Walter Apple and
Alexander Kaplan from WFD as District Fire Fighters. Motion carried.
MOTION 22M71 was made by NS, seconded by BM to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM.
Motion Carried.
Respectfully Submitted,
Sean Kerwin
Secretary/Treasurer

Monthly Meeting Agenda

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                                         

 

ROLL CALL:

 

PUBLIC SESSION: At End of Meeting

 

 

DISTRICT BUILDING REPORT:

Fire District Committee for WFD Building Upgrade:                                                                     Rich French, Nick Scifo & Joe Cassino

 

DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:

DFD President’s Report

 

 

WFD President’s Report –

 

APPROVAL OF PRIOR MONTH’S MINUTES & Workshop Minutes on 5/26/22:

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

 

APPROVAL OF CURRENT MONTH’S INVOICES:

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

Received

Sent

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OLD BUSINESS:

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT CHIEF’S REPORTS:

DFD Chief’s Report –

 

 

WFD Chief’s Report –

 

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Apparatus/Equipment & Needs Committee                       Rich French, Chris Wilson

 

 

Building/Grounds:                                                                      Brian McCrae, Chris Wilson

 

District Personnel:                                                                      Dan Garab, Brian McCrae

 

 

Finance/Insurance/Audit:                                                         Dan Garab, Nick Scifo

 

 

 

Long Range Planning:                                                                Brian McCrae, Nick Scifo & Mark Lacivita

 

Policies, Procedures & Membership:                                     Brian McCrae, Nick Scifo

 

LOSAP:                                                                                           Nick Scifo, Brian McCrae, WFD Chief & President,

                                                                                                         DFD Chief & President

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES:

Business Operations & Technology:                                      Dan Garab, Nick Scifo

 

 

Development Plan Review                                                       Brian McCrae, Nick Scifo, WFD Chief, DFD Chief

 

 

Firematic Operations:                                                                Rich French, Chris Wilson

 

 

PUBLIC SESSION

 

 

September Minutes Draft

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North Greenbush Fire District No. 1
Minutes of the September 8, 2022 BOFC Monthly Meeting
Chairman Rich French called the meeting to order at 6:55 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was
followed by a moment of silence for all departed District Firefighters.
Commissioners Present: Rich French (RF), Brian McCrae (BM), Nick Scifo (NS), Chris
Wilson (CW) and Dan Garab (DG) were present.
Other District Staff: District Counsel Terry Hannigan (TH), Secretary/Treasurer Sean Kerwin
and Director of Purchasing Robert Durivage (RD) were present.
Approval of Prior Month’s Minutes:
MOTION 22M58 was made by NS and seconded by BM approving August Monthly Minutes.
Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report for the period ending 8/31/2022:
SK presented the Treasurer’s Report (Copy attached).
RESOLUTION 22R48 was made by CW and seconded by BM to accept the Treasurer’s Report
as of August 31, 2022 as presented.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
Approval of Current Month’s Invoices:
SK presented the invoices/vouchers for approval by the Board (Copy attached).
RESOLUTION 22R49 was made by BM and seconded by NS, authorizing the payments of
invoices as presented for a total of $101,296.69, pending final audit and receipt of any necessary
paperwork.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 22R50 was made by BM and seconded by DG, approving the window cleaning
quote for DFD $1,365.00 and WFD $335.00 from Clean Concepts & Maintenance.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 22R51 was made by DG and seconded by BM to renew the I Am Responding
contract agreement for one year at $1,020.00.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION 22R52 was made by NS and seconded by CW approving the purchase of a
Quote from McCarthy Tires for tires on Squad 42 $2,967.30, EMS Supplies (WFD) from
McKesson Medical $1,238.22, Eight (8) Survivor LED Streamlight Lights (DFD) $720.00, Hose
Straps (12) for Standpipe Hose Kits (DFD) $168.00 and a Quote from McCarthy Tires for tires
on Rescue 9 $3,161.26.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
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RESOLUTION 22R53 was made by CW and seconded by NS adopting the proposed 2023
budget as proposed and written by SK.
Chairman Rich French requested a roll call vote: The Resolution passed unanimously.
MOTION 22M59 was made by NS and seconded by DG to schedule a Budget Public Hearing
on October 18, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Motion carried.
MOTION 22M60 was made by DG and seconded by CW to move the regular scheduled BOFC
Meeting from 10/10/23 to 10/11/23. Motion carried.
MOTION 22M61 was made by NS and seconded by DG to rescind the previous Motion 22M60
and move the regular scheduled BOFC Meeting from 10/10/23 to 10/18/23 following the Public
Hearing. Motion carried.
MOTION 22M62 was made by BM and seconded by NS to add Peloton memberships to the
accepted options to the Physical Fitness policy reimbursement payment. Motion carried.
MOTION 22M63 was made by NS, seconded by BM to adjourn the meeting at 8:13 PM.
Motion Carried.
Respectfully Submitted,
Sean Kerwin
Secretary/Treasurer

NOTICE OF OCTOBER MEETINGS

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OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING RESCHEDULED

AND

OCTOBER BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Fire Commissioners will be holding a Public Hearing regarding the 2023 proposed budget on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, which will convene at 6:30 PM. The scheduled Hearing will be held at the Fire District Offices, located at 350 North Greenbush Road, North Greenbush, N.Y.

The proposed 2023 Fire District Budget is in the sum of $1,519,404  and provides for a tax rate of $4.30 per each $1,000.00 of assessed valuation.

At such time and place all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard in favor of or against the proposed Budget or one or more items in the proposed Budget.

A copy of the proposed 2023 Fire District Budget is available for inspection on or after

October 10, 2022, at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of North Greenbush and at the Office of the Fire District’s Secretary during regular office hours and you will find a copy below on the Fire District’s website at www.ngfd.org.

 

The October Monthly Meeting will convene immediate after the October Budget Public Hearing. The scheduled meetings will be held at the Fire District Offices, located at 350 North Greenbush Road, North Greenbush, N.Y.

 

 

                                                                                                Sean Kerwin

                                                                                                Fire District Secretary

                                                                               North Greenbush Fire District No. 1