Unable To Agree, Fire Commissioners
Table Dissolution. But For How Long?
By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – The Town of Oneonta Fire District lives to see another day.
With a motion on the table to dissolve the fire district, Fire Commission chair Johna Peachin moved to table it at the end of a stormy meeting this evening.
The tabling passed unanimously, delaying action on dissolving for now – but for how long?
The commission has been in negotiations with the city for over two years on renewing a fire contract that expired at the end of 2016; state Supreme Court Judge Michael V. Coccoma imposed a two-year extension to allow coverage to continue while negotiations continues.
The contract enables the city’s professional Oneonta Fire Department to provide coverage to the town, primarily Southside and the east and west ends.