[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-18-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that it shall remain in effect for a period ending 12-20-2013, and such additional period as may be adopted by the Town Board after a public hearing.
The Town Board finds for the reasons set forth herein that it is in the best interest of the Town of Greenburgh to assist the Fairview Fire District in providing state-of-the-art fire-fighting capability Town-wide. The Town Board is mindful that more than 40% of the assessable amount of all properties in the Fairview Fire District is tax exempt, in significant part because of Town-owned or operated properties located therein. The Town Board is also mindful of data and documentation which indicates that the Fairview Fire District regularly responds to a significant number of calls to properties under Town control or contract, as well as responds to a disproportionate number of mutual aid calls outside of its district boundaries. As a result of these data, the Town Board further finds that assisting the Fairview Fire District to fund, when financially practicable, equipment, supplies and programs that serve to promote the health, welfare and safety of residents Town-wide and enhance the fire-fighting capability, training and protection of firefighters who serve a Town-wide public purpose, providing both emergency and nonemergency services to all areas of the Town of Greenburgh, serves a Town-wide public purpose.
The following terms in this article shall have the meanings indicated:
- FAIRVIEW FIRE DISTRICT
- The fire district located in the unincorporated area of the Town of Greenburgh in which the Fairview Fire Department has its headquarters.
- FIRE-FIGHTING-RELATED EXPENSES
- All equipment, supplies and programs that serve to provide enhanced Town-wide fire-fighting capability, training and protection and/or promote education about fire safety and fire prevention to residents Town-wide.
- The Town of Greenburgh, including its incorporated villages.
Prior to October 1 in any fiscal year, the Fairview Fire District Fire Chief may present to the Town Board, for its consideration and approval, a list of equipment, supplies and programs that the District proposes to be purchased or undertaken the ensuing fiscal year, together with a proposed budget showing the cost thereof, and justification to support their Town-wide public purpose. Upon submittal of the said list and budget, and copies of the receipts for prior approved expenditures, the Town Board shall, by December 20, approve or deny the District's fiscal year funding request. In considering whether to approve or deny the District's funding request the Town Board shall consider whether expenditures made during the preceding fiscal year correlate with the proposed expenditures approved by the Town Board, the fiscal condition of the Town, the availability of Town funds, the submitted written justification to support the Town-wide public purpose of the requested items, the impact of Town-owned, contracted or operated tax-exempt properties on the Fairview Fire District budget, and the availability of funds from other sources to fund the request(s).
This article shall not apply to:
The Town Board is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to promulgate such rules and regulations that are lawful, necessary and appropriate for the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of this article after consulting with the Town Building Inspector and Fire Marshal regarding the Town-wide public purpose that would be provided by the fire-fighting equipment, supplies and programs requested.