PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the annual election of Vischer Ferry Fire District Commissioners will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm at the Vischer Ferry firehouse located at 360 Riverview Rd. Rexford, in the Town of Clifton Park, Saratoga County, New York for the purpose of electing one (1) Fire Commissioner for a five-year term, commencing January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2023. All voters registered with the Saratoga County Board of Elections on or before November 19, 2018 shall be eligible to vote.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the candidates for the office of Fire Commissioner shall submit their petitions to the District offices located at 750 Grooms Rd. Rexford or to the District Secretary, Karan Donohue, by November 21, 2018.
The following propositions will also be on the ballot for Tuesday, December 11, 2018:
Shall the Vischer Ferry Fire District establish an Insurance Reserve Fund for the purpose of accumulating the resources of the Fire District for the payment of any loss, claim, action or judgment for which the Fire District is authorized or required to purchase or maintain insurance for the Enhanced Cancer Disability Program, as required by law?
REFERENDUM OF THE AMEMDMENT OF THE SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER MEMBERS OF THE VISCHER FERRY FIRE COMPANY, INC.
The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Vischer Ferry Fire District adopted a resolution on August 13, 2018 authorizing, pursuant to article 11-A of the General Municipal law of the State of New York, a public referendum of eligible voters of the Vischer Ferry Fire District. The resolution seeks approval of an amendment to the defined benefit service award program which was established effective January 1, 1994 and is administered by the Board of Fire Commissioners for active volunteer firefighter members of the Vischer Ferry Fire Company, Inc. The amendment is to be effective January 1, 2019 and, if approved, would increase the maximum years of service credit that can be earned in the program from 30 years to 40 years and the maximum accrued monthly service award from $600 to $800. The annual cost of the current program is about $108,000 ($1,080 per covered participant) which includes the cost of actuarial and administrative fees of $6,500. The annual cost of the amended program is expected to be about $119,000 ($1,190 per covered participant). There is not expected to be an increase in actuarial and administrative fees as a result of this amendment. Therefore, shall the stated resolution to amend the Vischer Fire District Service Award Program be approved?
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given that the Vischer Ferry Fire District will receive sealed proposals for professional audit services based on its RFP dated October 8, 2018. Proposals will be accepted at the District office, 750 Grooms Rd. Rexford, NY 12148, up to and including 7:30 pm on Monday, December 10, 2018. Detailed information and proposal requirements can be obtained by contacting Sarah deForest, Fire District Administrator.