NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Brockport Fire District of the Towns of Clarkson and Sweden and the Village of Brockport, State of New York will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Brockport Fire District, for its consideration at A PUBLIC HEARING, which will be held at 7:00 pm at Brockport Fire District, Station 3, 191 West Avenue, Brockport New York 14420, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
Pursuant to Town Law, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, and allow at the public hearing the public to comment on the budget. This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing.
The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same.
That a copy of the proposed budget is available for inspection at the office of the Clarkson Town Clerk, 3710 Lake Road, Clarkson, New York 14430, at the Office of the Sweden Town Clerk, 18 State Street, Brockport New York 14420, and at the Office of the Brockport Village Clerk at 127 Main Street, Brockport New York 14420. The Budget will also be available for inspection by contacting Brockport Fire District Secretary Debra Bax, at 585-331-3795 where it may be inspected by any interested person during office hours between the hours of 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Monday through Wednesday. The proposed budget is also available electronically through the Fire District website at http://www.brockportfire.org by accessing the Commissioner’s Corner and clicking on the Budget Information tab.
Dated: September 4, 2018 Board of Fire Commissioners Brockport Fire District
38 Market Street
Brockport New York 14420
TOWN OF CLARKSON
NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the members of the Town Board of the Town of Clarkson will hold a budget workshop at the Clarkson Town Hall, 3710 Lake Road on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 6:00 PM.
By Order of the Clarkson Town Board
Sharon S. Mattison
Clarkson Town Clerk
Liz Spencer, town assessor and Peggy Hill, NYS Real Property will host a Property Assessment Seminar on Thursday, September 27 from 2-4PM at Kimball Lodge, 8000 Ridge Road. Assessment and exemption information will be shared and there will be time for questions and answers. A second seminar will be offered on Wednesday November 14 from 6-8PM.
To All Residences in the Brockport Fire District, I would like to encourage you to attend and become more aware of the how your fire District works. From the beginning I was a strong supporter and still a positive supporter of the Fire District that was formed back in 2011. As a tax payer in the fire district I strongly believe it was the correct thing to do. The fire Service and its operation is a large stand alone entity that’s requires a dedicated group to administer the operation.
The general public generally believes that Fire commissioners must be or have past fire experience. I agree that this can be very helpful but should not be the deciding factor for a person to be a commissioner. A fire district is a business that is charged with collecting dollars to be able to support proper Fire Personnel and Equipment to best protect our Families and Properties. Currently The Brockport Fire Department is a 24 / 7 / 365 All-Volunteer Membership.
The district meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the West Avenue fire house at 6:30 pm. The public is always welcome and is encouraged to attend.
The Fire Department and District web site ( www.brockportfire.org) is an excellent source for information about meeting minutes and budget information.
Each year there is an Open Public Budget meeting, normally on the third Tuesday in October.
Notices are always posted in the Suburban News. We all should make an effort to attend.
There are 5 elected commissioners, one of which terms come up for election each year. These elections are normally the second Tuesday in December and again are posted in the Suburban News. I strongly believe and again encourage more residences to attend meetings and then maybe think about a commissioner’s position.
This year commissioner’s election is a little different from the normal as we have two positions to vote on. Earlier this year a commissioner needed to step down, therefore the board appointed a person to finish up the year and then run for the remainder of the term at the yearly election time. Also there is one commissioner’s term up for a full term position.
Current Member of the Department with 50 years of Service Served as Department Fire Chief and Association President