AMENDMENT TO THE MILTON FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1 COMMISSIONER ELECTIONS
IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING PROPOSITION WILL BE VOTED ON:
FOR SUBMISSION TO ELECTORS OF THE
Milton Fire District No. 1
AMENDMENT to the
MILTON FIRE DISTRICT No. 1 SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM
FOR ACTIVE VOLUNTEER firefighter MEMBERS of MILTON eAGLES vFD
AKA rock city falls vFD
Please take notice that pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 216, a public referendum of the residents of Milton Fire District No. 1 will take place on December 10, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Rock City Falls Fire station, located at 1119 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls, Saratoga County, State of New York for the purpose of voting upon the following proposition:
The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Milton Fire District No. 1 adopted a resolution November 25, 2019, 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 MILTON FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1.
The resolution seeks approval of an amendment to the DEFINED CONTRIBUTION SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM, which was established effective January 1, 1990 and is administered by the MILTON FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1; that will improve the Service Award Program benefits and thereby are intended to help the fire department recruit and retain active volunteer firefighters.
THE AMENDMENT WOULD BE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 AND IF APPROVED, WOULD INCREASE THE SERVICE AWARD CONTRIBUTION that shall be CREDITED TO THE SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM ACCOUNT OF A PARTICIPATING VOLUNTEER, FROM $700 TO $1,200, FOR EACH CALENDAR YEAR BEGINNING AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2019 DURING WHICH SUCH VOLUNTEER EARNs A YEAR OF SERVICE CREDIT UNDER THE PROGRAM POINT SYSTEM;
Based on the current active volunteer firefighter roster, the cost of funding the current Program COULD BE AS MUCH AS $19,600 or $700.00 per volunteer, if all current ACTIVE volunteers earn a year of service credit under the Point System. Should voters approve this amendment, the annual cost Could increase to AS MUCH AS $33,600 or $1,200 for each participating volunteer. The annual cost of administration the amended program would not change as a result of the adoption of this amendment. The current program administrative cost is about $3,600 per year.
THEREFORE, SHALL THE STATED RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE MILTON FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1 SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM BE APPROVED?
All other provisions of the Milton Fire District No. 1 Service Award Programs which required voter approval shall not change and the program shall continue to be administered by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Milton Fire District No.1 in accordance with Article 11-A of the New York State General Municipal Law as such law is amended from time to time.