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NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

VAILS GATE FIRE DISTRICT, IN THE TOWN OF NEW WINDSOR,

ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK

March 14, 2017

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Election of the qualified voters of the Vails Gate Fire District (hereinafter called the “Fire District”), in the Town of New Windsor, Orange County, New York, will be held at the Vails Gate Firehouse located on Route 94 (Blooming Grove Turnpike), Vails Gate, New York, in said Fire District, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.  The polls shall open at 6:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) and shall remain open until 9:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) or as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their votes.

            NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to the resolution adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Fire District on February 6, 2017, the following Proposition will be submitted to the qualified voters of the Fire District for approval or disapproval:

PROPOSITION

SHALL the bond resolution of Vails Gate Fire District, in the Town of New Windsor, Orange County, New York, entitled: “BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VAILS GATE FIRE DISTRICT (“FIRE DISTRICT”), IN THE TOWN OF NEW WINDSOR, NEW YORK, ADOPTED FEBRUARY 6, 2017, AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A FIRE TRUCK, INCLUDING EQUIPMENT AND APPARATUS USED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, FOR USE BY THE FIRE DISTRICT; STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF, INCLUDING PRELIMINARY COSTS AND COSTS INCIDENTAL THERETO, IS $900,000; APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATION OF NOT TO EXCEED $150,000 FROM THE EXISTING “CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND APPARATUS”, THE EXPENDITURE OF WHICH IS HEREBY APPROVED, TO BE EXPENDED TOWARDS THE COST THEREOF; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $750,000 TO FINANCE THE BALANCE OF SAID APPROPRIATION; DETERMINING THAT THE PERIOD OF PROBABLE USEFULNESS OF SAID SPECIFIC OBJECT OR PURPOSE FOR WHICH SAID BONDS ARE TO BE ISSUED IS 20 YEARS; FURTHER DETERMINING THAT, PURSUANT TO THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT (“SEQRA”), THE PURCHASE OF SAID FIRE TRUCK IS A TYPE II ACTION AND DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY FURTHER REVIEW AND PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SAID BONDS AS THE SAME SHALL BECOME DUE AND PAYABLE,” BE APPROVED?

            All residents of the Fire District who were duly registered to vote with the Orange County Board of Elections on or before February 21, 2017, shall be eligible to vote at said Special Election.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

DATED:         February 6, 2017

                                                                                    LAURIE SEYMOUR

                                                                                    FIRE DISTRICT SECRETARY

                              

                                                                                                                              

 
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