LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor:
If you live in the Town of Oneonta and are concerned about losing your ’round-the-clock professional fire protection, please attend the public hearing at 6 p.m. this coming Tuesday, March 14, at Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St.
The majority of town residents (unless you live west of Route 205) have for decades been protected by the professional firefighters of the Oneonta City Fire Department. A comprehensive survey mailed to all residents in 2013 showed that 85 percent of respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the fire protection services. This reflected the city’s extraordinary 6-minute, 5-second response time and was the highest level of satisfaction for any town government service.