Annual Election December 14, 2021

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LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE NORTH GREECE FIRE DISTRICT
On December 14, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the North Greece Fire District will take place on
December 14, 2021, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Fire House located at 1766 Latta Road, Rochester, NY 14612, for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a five (5) year term, commencing January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2026. All voters registered to vote with the Monroe County Board of Elections on or before November 21, 2021, who have resided in the district since November 14, 2021, shall be eligible to vote.

Candidates for District Office shall submit a form letter which can be requested from the District Secretary and submit such letter to the Secretary of the North Greece Fire District, at the fire house at 1766 Latta Road, no later than twenty days before the election, November 24, 2021.

The following proposition will also be on the ballot: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE NORTH GREECE FIRE DISTRICT ( FIRE DISTRICT ) OF THE TOWNS OF GREECE and PARMA, COUNTY OF MONROE, AND STATE OF NEW YORK TO AMEND THE LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARDS PROGRAM, ESTABLISHED FOR ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER MEMBERS OF THE NORTH GREECE FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC. ADMINISTERED BY THE FIRE DISTRICT TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM ANNUAL SERVICE AWARD CONTRIBUTION REGARDING THE “NORTH GREECE FIRE DISTRICT SERVICE AWARDS PROGRAM”, A DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM from $700 TO $1,200.00 PER YEAR OF SERVICE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022. ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE PROGRAM SHALL NOT CHANGE. THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST OF THE CURRENT PROGRAM IS $16,100, WHICH IS $700 PER ELIGIBLE FIREFIGHTER, PLUS ANNUAL ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF APPROXIMATELY $4,000. BASED ON CURRENT FIREFIGHTER PARTICIPATION, THE ANNUAL COST OF THE AMENDED PROGRAM IS ESTIMATED TO BE $27,600, OR $1,200 PER ELIGIBLE FIREFIGHTER, PLUS AN ANNUAL ADMINISTRATIVE COST OF APPROXIMATELY $4,000.
WHEREAS the eligible voting residents of the North Greece Fire District approved a referendum to establish a defined contribution Length of Service Award Program (a “LOSAP”) for active volunteer firefighter members of the North Greece Fire Department in accordance with Article 11-A of the New York State General Municipal Law (GML); and
WHEREAS the Fire District is the LOSAP Sponsor and Program Administrator; and
WHEREAS GML § 216 authorizes the Fire District, as LOSAP Sponsor, to amend the LOSAP; and Chapter 474 of the Laws of 2019 amended GML § 218 to increase the annual service award contribution that may be earned by a participating firefighter in a LOSAP from $700 to $1,200; and
WHEREAS the Board of Fire Commissioners desires to increase the annual service award contribution; and this increase is consistent with the intent of the LOSAP to recruit, retain and reward volunteer firefighters.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the North Greece Fire District, Towns of Greece and Parma, County of Monroe, as authorized by Article 11-A of the GML, approves an amendment to the LOSAP by increasing the annual contribution from $700 to $1,200 effective January 1, 2022. The service award contribution will remain $700 for service credit earned in calendar year 2021 and be increased to $1,200 for calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. Based on current volunteer firefighter participation, the cost of the current LOSAP is approximately $16,100, which represents $700 for each participating firefighter who is expected to earn the required service credit, plus annual administrative expenses of approximately $4,000. The estimated annual cost of the amended LOSAP is estimated to be $27,600, which represents $1,200 per participating firefighter, plus annual administrative expenses of approximately $4,000, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the LOSAP shall continue to be administered by the Fire District and that all other provisions of the LOSAP shall remain the same, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution is subject to a mandatory referendum of qualified voters of the North Greece Fire District and said referendum shall be held on December 14, 2021, between the hours of 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM (prevailing time) at 1766 Latta Road, Rochester, NY 14612.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the proposition placed before the qualified voters read as follows:
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE NORTH GREECE FIRE DISTRICT ( FIRE DISTRICT ) OF THE TOWNS OF GREECE and PARMA, COUNTY OF MONROE, AND STATE OF NEW YORK TO AMEND THE LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARDS PROGRAM, ESTABLISHED FOR ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER MEMBERS OF THE NORTH GREECE FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC. ADMINISTERED BY THE FIRE DISTRICT TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM ANNUAL SERVICE AWARD CONTRIBUTION REGARDING THE “NORTH GREECE FIRE DISTRICT SERVICE AWARDS PROGRAM”, A DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM from $700 TO $1,200.00 PER YEAR OF SERVICE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022. ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE PROGRAM SHALL NOT CHANGE. THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST OF THE CURRENT PROGRAM IS $16,100, WHICH IS $700 PER ELIGIBLE FIREFIGHTER, PLUS ANNUAL ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF APPROXIMATELY $4,000. BASED ON CURRENT FIREFIGHTER PARTICIPATION, THE ANNUAL COST OF THE AMENDED PROGRAM IS ESTIMATED TO BE $27,600, OR $1,200 PER ELIGIBLE FIREFIGHTER, PLUS AN ANNUAL ADMINISTRATIVE COST OF APPROXIMATELY $4,000.
SHALL THE ABOVE STATED RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS BE APPROVED?
Commissioner T. Emerson raised the motion to approve, Commissioner M. Beaty seconded the motion, and upon roll call the vote of the Board was as follows:
Commissioner -Thomas Emerson VOTING Yes
Commissioner – Alan DeCarlo VOTING No
Commissioner –Mark Stolte VOTING Yes
Commissioner – Michael Beaty VOTING Yes
Commissioner – William Rickman VOTING Yes
Subject to the mandatory referendum described above, this Resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted. Dated: August 10, 2021
Date: November 4, 2021
Kari Dutton, Secretary
Board of Fire Commissioners
North Greece Fire District