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SECTION 172-E
Change of name of fire district
Town (TWN) CHAPTER 62, ARTICLE 11
§ 172-e. Change of name of fire district. The name of a fire district
may be changed upon a resolution of the board of fire commissioners of
such fire district after a public hearing thereon. Such public hearing
shall be held prior to the first day of September in any year. The
notice of such hearing shall state the proposed new name and shall be
published and posted, and such hearing shall be held, in the manner
provided in this article for a hearing upon the establishment of a fire
district upon petition. After such hearing and upon the evidence given
thereat, the board of fire commissioners shall determine by resolution
whether it be in the public interest to change the name of such fire
district. If it be so determined, the board of fire commissioners, by an
approving vote of not less than three-fifths of the voting strength of
the board, shall adopt a resolution establishing the new name for the
fire district to take effect on the first day of January of the next
fiscal year of the fire district. Within ten days after the passage of
such resolution, the fire district secretary shall file a certified copy
of such resolution (1) in the office of the town clerk of each town in
which such district is situated, (2) in the office of the county clerk
of each county in which such district is situated, (3) in the office of
the clerk of the board of supervisors of each county in which such
district is situated, and (4) in the office of the state department of
audit and control at Albany, New York.