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SECTION 184-A
Contract for water supply outside of fire districts
Town (TWN) CHAPTER 62, ARTICLE 11
§ 184-a. Contract for water supply outside of fire districts. The town
board of any town, on behalf of a fire protection district or fire alarm
district situated therein, or on behalf of the area of the town outside
of any village, fire district, fire protection district or fire alarm
district, which area is hereinafter referred to as the "unprotected
area", may contract for a supply of water and for the furnishing,
erection, maintenance, care and replacement of fire hydrants, including
the erection and maintenance of markers therefor, and the removal of
snow and ice to provide access thereto, for fire purposes for a period
not exceeding five years.

Before a contract shall be entered into pursuant to the authority
given in this section, the town board shall hold a public hearing in the
district or unprotected area or at such other place within the town as
the town board shall designate. Notice of the hearing shall be published
at least once in at least one newspaper having general circulation in
the district or unprotected area, the first publication thereof to be at
least ten days prior to the day specified for the hearing. The notice
shall specify the time when and place where the hearing will be held,
and shall describe in general terms the proposed contract. The amount of
any contract that may be entered into pursuant to the provisions of this
section together with all other expenses necessarily incurred or
occasioned thereby, shall be assessed and levied upon the taxable real
property in the district or unprotected area and collected in the same
manner, at the same time and by the same officers as town taxes are
assessed, levied and collected and, when collected, the amount thereof
shall be paid to the supervisor of the town. The supervisor shall pay to
the person, company or corporation entitled thereto the amount specified
in the contract.

If a fire protection district or fire alarm district shall be situated
partly in each of two or more towns any action which would be taken by
the town board in the case of a district situated in only one town shall
be taken by the town boards of the several towns acting jointly by a
majority vote of the members of each of such town boards, and the notice
of public hearing required by this section shall be given by the town
clerks of the several towns acting jointly.