Board of Trustees vote to abolish Fonda Volunteer Fire Department
N.Y. -- Residents in the village of Fonda are wondering who they're going to
call in case of a fire after a three to one ruling was made to abolish the local
volunteer fire department at Monday's Board of Trustees meeting.
to Mayor William Peeler, the cost of maintaining the 139-year old fire
department was becoming a burden on the tax payers, citing aging equipment as a
next month, the village will consolidate resources with the Mohawk Fire Department.
the future betterment as well as the current betterment of our situation in
fire protection it was better to dissolve the fire department and move on with
a our contract with our district fire department," said Peeler.
the contract is up in 2015, I'm pretty sure there's probably going to be a fire
tax levied against the residents, the tax payers of Fonda," said Donald
Fonda Volunteer Fire Department will close its doors at midnight March 14,
which is when the official Mohawk Dire District contract goes into effect.
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