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Nyack Fire District Voters Approve Three Propositions, New Commissioner

Voters in the Nyack Joint Fire District approved all three propositions on the ballot and chose Peter Wortendyke over incumbent Keith Taylor as a fire commissioner Tuesday.

The public approved a $400,000 bond to pay for repairs to Empire Hose Co. No. 1 in Upper Nyack, $3 million in bonds to refinance the mortgage on Central Station on Park Street and an extension of the district's participation in the state retirement benefit program for volunteer firefighters.

The full text of the propositions approved was 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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