Peter J. Weishaar discussed several key topics critical to fire districts at the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York’s 73rd Annual Meeting and Education Conference. Below are links to articles addressing these essentials on Peter’s blog, Rochester Law Review.

Length of Service Award Programs (LOSAPs)

  •  Penalties on public employees have been repealed, effective December 11, 2015.
  •  A recent Comptroller audit of LOSAPs in ten fire districts uncovered many flaws in their point systems. 

 Can a Fire District Pre-Pay for a New Fire Truck? 

  •  The short answer is no.
  •  But, under certain circumstances, a fire district may be authorized to make progress payments

 Open Meetings Law

  •  Prior disclosure of agendas, proposed resolutions and other documents is required.

 

To ensure your fire district is fully compliant, contact Peter J. Weishaar.

 

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