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Notice of Adoption - Joint Fire District Resolution



TOWN OF WHEATLAND

VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION


The Board of Trustees of the Village of Scottsville and the Town Board of the Town of Wheatland, Monroe County, New York (The Boards) adopted the following resolution subject to a permissive referendum.


ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WHEATLAND-SCOTTSVILLE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of the Village of Scottsville and the Town Board of the Town of Wheatland, Monroe County, New York (The Boards) having determined it to be in the public interest of the citizens of the Village of Scottsville and those citizens in the Town of Wheatland within the geographic area of the Wheatland Fire Protection District to participate in a joint meeting to consider the proposal regarding the establishment of a joint fire district, to be called the Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District,( Joint Fire District or Fire District ) and


WHEREAS, The Boards having met at such joint meeting held on July 16th , 2020 whereby the Boards determined it to be in the public interest to make the proposal dated July 8, 2020 to establish a joint fire district to be called the Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District, and


WHEREAS, said proposed joint fire district is to encompass the entire Village of Scottsville and the Town of Wheatland excepting those land within the Mumford Fire District all located within the County of Monroe State of New York.


WHEREAS the object and purposes for which it is proposed that a new fire district be created is to provide fire protection within the areas of the proposed Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District, and


WHEREAS, at said joint meeting held on July 16,2020, the Boards determined it to be in the public interest to hold a public hearing on the proposal to establish the Joint Fire District, pursuant to Article 11 and 11-A of the Town Law , encompassing the area as stated herein, and the Boards having set the Public Hearing for this date , and


WHEREAS at said joint meeting held on July 16, 2020 the Boards designated the Town Board of the Town of Wheatland as lead agency for the purposes of environmental review pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) regarding the establishment of the joint fire district, and


WHEREAS, prior to the plan’s adoption the Village and Town requested special legislation from the New York State legislature ,( Assembly bill A10403 and Senate Bill S 8133) , to facilitate the establishment of the joint district , that special legislation’s passage was dubious because of the legislative agenda in Albany having matters of higher priority and importance, and


WHEREAS, recent communication from Albany make the passage of such special legislation possible, though not certain and if such legislation be enacted, it will facilitate the establishment of the fire district, and by the content of the special legislation modify the proposal date July 8, 2020, in certain respects,


WHEREAS, a joint public hearing was held at the Wheatland Municipal Building in the Village of Scottsville, Town of Wheatland State of New York on August 4, 2020 at 6:00 P.M , at which time all persons interested in the establishment of the joint fire district were heard, either in person or remotely, and at the public hearing the proposal of July 8, 2020 was discussed as was the impact of the special legislation on the proposal if passed and made into law, and


WHEREAS the following resolution was presented for discussion at the public hearing:

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE AND THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF WHEATLAND, MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK, TO ESTABLISH A JOINT FIRE DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE WHEATLAND-SCOTTSVILLE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT, WHICH FIRE DISTRICT WILL ENCOMPASS THE ENTIRE VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE AND THE TOWN OF WHEATLAND EXCEPTING THOSE LAND WITHIN THE MUMFORD FIRE DISTRICT ALL LOCATED WITHIN THE COUNTY OF MONROE STATE OF NEW YORK., SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS SET FORTH IN THE PROPOSAL DATED JULY 8, 2020, AS MAY BE MODIFIED OR IMPACTED BY SPECIAL LEGISLATION CONTAINED IN ASSEMBLY BILL A10403 AND SENATE BILL S 8133 AND PASSED INTO LAW , AND

WHEREAS, Prior to the adoption of this resolution, the Town Board of the Town of Wheatland , as lead agency, pursuant to SEQRA has determined that the establishment of the joint fire district will not have a significant adverse environmental impact and that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared. Accordingly, The Town Board of the Town of Wheatland pursuant to SEQRA, has issued a Negative Declaration and Notice of Determination of Non-Significance, regarding the creation of such joint district.


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That based upon the evidence given at the public hearing, the prior reports and studies mentioned at such Public Hearing as part of the record and after considering the objections to the Establishment of the Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District and after discussion of the proposal dated July 8, 2020, (as may be modified or impacted by Special Legislation contained In Assembly Bill A10403 and Senate Bill S 8133 ), the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scottsville and the Town Board of the Town of Wheatland, Monroe County, New York ( The Boards), it is in the public interest to hereby establish a joint fire district pursuant to New York State Law , to be known as the Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District, which fire district will encompass the entire Village of Scottsville and the Town of Wheatland excepting those land within the Mumford Fire District all located within the County of Monroe State of New York,


and it is further RESOLVED, That in accordance with the proposal date July 8, 2020, the following five (5) individuals are appointed by the Boards as the initial Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District, the above appointment to expire on December 31, 2020

Jay Coates

127 South Road

Scottsville, NY 14546

Dr. Theodore Hirokawa

1313 North Road

Scottsville, NY 14546

Tim Hallock

19 Rochester Street

Scottsville, NY 14546

Jon Barker

6 Sanhurst Drive

Scottsville, NY 14546

Dave Merritt

21 Caledonia Avenue

Scottsville, NY 14546, and

That Carol Brown

89 West Cavalier Road

Scottsville, New York 14546,

is appointed the Treasurer of the Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District, the above appointment to expire on December 31, 2020,


and it is further RESOLVED that the resolution that was presented to the Board for their consideration to wit.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE AND THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF WHEATLAND, MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK, TO ESTABLISH A JOINT FIRE DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE WHEATLAND-SCOTTSVILLE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT, WHICH FIRE DISTRICT WILL ENCOMPASS THE ENTIRE VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE AND THE TOWN OF WHEATLAND EXCEPTING THOSE LAND WITHIN THE MUMFORD FIRE DISTRICT ALL LOCATED WITHIN THE COUNTY OF MONROE STATE OF NEW YORK., SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS SET FORTH IN THE PROPOSAL DATED JULY 8, 2020 , AS MAY BE MODIFIED OR IMPACTED BY SPECIAL LEGISLATION CONTAINED IN ASSEMBLY BILL A10403 AND SENATE BILL S 8133 AND PASSED INTO LAW ,


and be it further RESOLVED The Wheatland-Scottsville Joint Fire District, established herein , by its Board of Fire Commissioners of are allowed to acquire real property or easements, without the permission of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scottsville and the Town Board of the Town of Wheatland,


On the motion of the Boards, this resolution is subject to a permissive referendum this entire resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted, subject to a permissive referendum, and shall not take effect until 30 days has elapsed after its adoption, or unless approved at a special election of the qualified voters of the Village of Scottsville and the Wheatland Fire Protection District after a proper petition calling for such special election is filed with the Village Clerk of the Village of Scottsville and Town Clerk of the Town of Wheatland within the time permitted by law.

On the resolution.

VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE

Mayor Eileen Hansen, Voting Yes

Kathie Carl, Voting Yes

Christie Offen, Voting Yes

Todd Shero, Voting Yes

Leslie Wagar, Voting Yes

TOWN OF WHEATLAND

Supervisor Linda Dobson, Voting Yes

Lisa Wasson, Voting Yes

Edward Shero, Voting Yes

Carl Schoenthal, Voting Yes

Charles Hazelton, Voting Yes

Dated August 4, 2020

Anne Hartman, Village Clerk

Village of Scottsville

22 Main Street, Suite 3

Scottsville, New York 14546

Laurie Czapranski, Town Clerk

Town of Wheatland

22 Main Street

Scottsville, New York 14546

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