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Fire District Dissolution Public Hearing





NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

DISSOLUTION OF WHEATLAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT







Whereas, The Town Board of Wheatland ( Board ) having reviewed and discussed the Dissolution Plan for the Wheatland Fire Protection District for dissolution dated July 16, 2020 and the having determined it is in the public interest to endorse said Dissolution Plan and hold a public hearing to commence the dissolution process, and

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the a Public Hearing regarding the Dissolution Plan of the Wheatland Fire Protection District will be held by the Town Board of Wheatland for its consideration at a public hearing to be held at the office of the Town of Wheatland at the Wheatland Municipal Building, 22 Main Street, Scottsville , New York 14546 on August 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The public hearing will be held remotely and will allow, at such hearing, all interested persons will be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard on any aspect of the proposed Dissolution of the Wheatland Fire Protection District, said persons to be heard remotely or in person at that location, abiding by the social distancing rules including the wearing of masks.


The Resolution to be considered is as follows:

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF WHEATLAND, MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK, TO DISSOLVE THE WHEATLAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS SET FORTH IN THE PLAN FOR DISSOLUTION DATED JULY 16, 2020.


A brief description of the boundaries of the Wheatland Fire Protection District is the entire Town of Wheatland excluding the entire Village of Scottsville and the area of the Mumford Fire District, all located within the County of Monroe, State of New York.


The Descriptive Summary of the Plan for Dissolution is as follows:

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY - PLAN FOR DISSOLUTION

TOWN OF WHEATLAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT MONROE COUNTY. NEW YORK

1. This is the Descriptive Summary of the Dissolution Plan of the Wheatland Fire Protection District endorsed by the Town of Wheatland Town Board on July 16th, 2020.

2. The Wheatland Fire Protection District, within the Town of Wheatland (Town), Monroe County, New York proposes to be dissolved.

3. The territorial boundaries of the Wheatland Fire Protection District are the entire Town of Wheatland 1) excluding the entire geographic area of the Mumford Fire District and the Village of

Scottsville, 2) bounded on the north to the southern boundary of the Town of Chili and the Clifton Fire Protection District; 3) bounded on the east by the western boundary of the Towns of Rush and Henrietta, and 4) bounded on the south at the Monroe County Livingston County Line.

4. The cost of the dissolution would be nominal. The Town will be utilizing some of the town paid staff who are on payroll, this sum being part of the normal operating budget of the Town of Wheatland.

a. After its dissolution, the Town of Wheatland will no longer be required to include appropriations for the Wheatland Fire Protection District.

b. This dissolution is conditioned upon the establishment of the Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District.

5. The Wheatland Fire Protection District has no employees, and thus there be no transfer or elimination of public employees.

6. The Wheatland Fire Protection District has no assets, owns no real and personal property, has no liabilities or indebtedness. As a result of this dissolution, there will be no disposition of the Wheatland Fire Protection District or these assets, property, liabilities, and indebtedness, including the need to levy and collect any necessary taxes.

7. The Town of Wheatland and the Village of Scottsville have entered into an agreement for coordinated review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act with the Town of Wheatland being the lead agent pursuant to SEQRA.

8. The residents who were in the Wheatland Fire Protection District after dissolution, as before the dissolution, will continue to be furnished fire protection by the Scottville Fire Department, Inc.

9. Both the establishment of the Wheatland - Scottsville Joint Fire District and the Dissolution of the Wheatland Fire Protection District will have public hearings.

10. There are no rules or regulations of the Wheatland Fire Protection District that will remain in effect after the effective date of the dissolution.

11. The effective date of the proposed dissolution is December 31, 2020 at 11:59 P.M.

12. This dissolution of the Wheatland Fire Protection District is conditioned upon and dependent upon the establishment of the Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District.

13. A public hearing will be held on this proposed dissolution plan at the Town of Wheatland Town Hall, 22 Main Street, Scottsville, New York,14546 on August 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

The full plan for Dissolution of the Wheatland Fire Protection District may be examined at the following locations.

Office of the Town of Wheatland

22 Main Street

Scottsville, New York 14546

Fred’s Garage

4421 River Rd.

Scottsville, NY 14546

Dollar General

3892 Scottsville Rd.

Scottsville, NY 14546

Golden Harvest Bakery

9048 Union St.

Scottsville, NY 14546

RC Outdoor Power Equipment

430 Scottsville Mumford Rd.

Scottsville, NY 14546

DATED: July 16, 2020

Laurie Czapranski

Wheatland Town Clerk

22 Main St.

Scottsville, New York 14546

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