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HomeMy WebLinkAbout2014-11-25-PH-minutesPUBLIC HEARING 2015 Fire Budget TOWN OF ULYSSES November 25, 2014 Audio of the minutes are available on the website at ulysses.n´┐Żus. The meeting was held at the Ulysses Town Hall at 10 Elm Street, Trumansburg. PRESENT: Supervisor- Liz Thomas Board members- Rich Goldman, John Hertzler, Nancy Zahler, David Kemess Clerk- Carissa Parlato Deputy Supervisor- Michelle Wright OTHERS PRESENT: Colleen Freese (Town of Covert Clerk), Chuck Bosman (Town of Covert Councilman), Jeffrey Vann (Town of Covert Councilman), Jason Fulton (Trumansburg Fire Chief), Dave Schurman (Ulysses resident) Ms. Thomas opened the hearing at 7 p.m. and introduced the Ulysses Town Board as well the Town of Covert board members in attendance. She noted that the purpose of the hearing is the adoption of a fire contract with the Village of Trumansburg. She presented the Affidavit of Publication showing that the hearing was noticed in the Ithaca Journal on Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014. Ms. Thomas explained that the proposed contract for the Ulysses portion of fire costs is $165,803.11 and that the town is required to provide fire protection services for its residents. This contract provides such services through the Trumansburg Fire Department, maintained by the Village of Trumansburg. At this time, Ms. Thomas invited the public to speak. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Mr. Vann expressed concerns about the hearing. He was unsure why the Covert hearing was taking place in Ulysses. Ms. Thomas explained that the hearing was mandated by Town Law, section 185. ADJOURN: With no further comments, Ms. Zahler made a motion to close the hearing at 7:10 p.m; seconded by Mr. Goldman. Respectfully submitted by Carissa Parlato, 12/5/14