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Nyack Fire District Election Tuesday

Voters in the Nyack Joint Fire District will head to the polls from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at two locations.

In addition to voting for a Fire District Commissioner for a five-year term, they will cast their ballots regarding three propositions. 

One proposition would allow the district to extend its participation in the state retirement benefit program for volunteer firefighters. A second would refinance the mortgage on the Central Station on Park Street through $3 million in bonds. The third would approve a $400,000 bond to pay for repairs to Emprie Hose Co. No. 1 in Upper Nyack. 

The full notice of election is posted here

The Nyack Joint Fire District is divided along Main Street in the Village of Nyack. Voters to the south will go to Depew Manor Senior center at 60 Depew Place. Those residing to the north of Main Street will go to the district office at 13 Park Street.

The fire commissioners oversee the financial operation of the district. Board of Commissioners chair Keith Taylor, a member of the Nyack Fire Patrol, is running for re-election. Peter Wortendyke, a member of Jackson Hose Co. No. 3, is challenging for the seat. 

Both candidates posted on Nyack-Piermont Patch regarding the election. Taylor's post is here. Wortendyke's is here

The propositions will be listed on the ballot as follows:

PROPOSITION NO. 1  
Shall the existing Defined Benefit Service Award Program, previously established by the Fire District, be amended to allow the total number of years that can be earned in said program be increased from 20 years to 30 years of service?  

PROPOSITION NO. 2 
 
Shall the Bond Resolution adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Nyack Joint Fire District on October 22, 2013 authorizing (i) the acquisition of the existing Park Street fire station that is currently leased by said Fire District, located at 15 Park Street, Nyack, New York, including the two adjoining parcels of land located at 11 Park Street and 19 Park Street and all site work improvements, original furnishings, equipment, machinery and apparatus and legal expenses and other costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, at a maximum cost of $3,000,000 and (ii) the issuance of $3,000,000 in serial bonds of said District, with a maximum term of thirty (30) years to finance said acquisition and with said District to appropriate funds and to the extent necessary levy and collect necessary taxes on an annual basis, sufficient to pay the principal and interest payment of said bonds or any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof, be approved? 

PROPOSITION NO. 3  
Shall the Bond Resolution adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Nyack Joint Fire District on October 22, 2013 authorizing (i) renovations, alterations and improvements involving no substantial changes in the existing structure or facility, including, but not limited to, work on the roof, gutters, drainage, bricks, windows, etc., to the Empire fire station, located at 330 North Broadway, Upper Nyack, New York, at a maximum cost of $400,000 and (ii) the issuance of $400,000 in serial bonds of said District, with a maximum term of fifteen (15) years to finance said acquisition and with said District to appropriate funds and to the extent necessary levy and collect necessary taxes on an annual basis, sufficient to pay the principal and interest payment of said bonds or any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof, be approved? 

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