Annual Fire District Election
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2553 State Highway 30A
Town of Mohawk Fire Department
Annaul election for one five (5) year term of Fire Commissioner, to the Town of Mohawk Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners.
Voting will take place on December 12th from 6pm to 9 pm at the Town of Mohawk Firehouse, 2553 State Hwy 30a, Fonda, NY 12068. Voting is open to any registered voter in the Town of Mohawk Fire District (which includes the Village of Fonda).
The Town of Mohawk Fire District is a political sub-division of New York State and was established for the purpose of providing fire protection and emergency response within the boundaries of Town of Mohawk Fire District and any other outlying Districts that the Board of Fire Commissioners decides to provide similar protection to. The Board of Fire Commissioners is the District’s governing group and has authority, within its District, similar to that of a Town, Village or School Board.
The authority and conduct of the District and the Fire Commissioners is closely regulated and monitored by the State. The Board is comprised of 5 Fire Commissioners that are publicly elected for terms of 5 years each. The election of these Commissioners is staggered so that, normally, only one Commissioner would be up for election each calendar year. The Treasurer and Secretary for the Board are appointed positions.
Basically, the Fire District’s responsibility is to provide buildings, apparatus, services and equipment to the Fire Department for their use in fire suppression and emergency medical service efforts. The District’s income comes from Fire District taxes. Periodically, government funding and utility grants are available to assist paying for specific projects.
The Fire District’s records and monies are audited every year by an accounting firm to ensure compliance with New York State regulations.
The Board is committed to its mission of providing the residents of the Town of Mohawk Fire District with excellent service and the most up-to-date Fire Fighting equipment and apparatus at the most affordable cost.
You can visit our website at www.townofmohawkfire.com .