Town considering its own fire department

NORWICH Ė Town of Norwich Supervisor David Law said itís essential to explore all options available for the protection of taxpayers when it comes to saving the town money, which is leading him and members of the board to consider forming a new volunteer fire department and break away from a fire service contract theyíve renewed with the city for decades.

According to Law, consideration of the townís own fire service stems from the escalating annual cost paid to the city for fire protection. For 2012, the town is contracted to pay $566,636 for the first year of a three-year fire contract with the city, with an option to renew the contract for two more years thereafter. The amount paid is nearly $78,000 more from the first year of a similar contract agreed to in 2007. Should the township renew the latest contract after the three-year base term, it would pay $616,477 in 2015 and $634,047 in 2016.

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