Larkin Bill Protects Village Of Woodbury Fire Services

William J. Larkin, Jr.

May 24, 2007

The State Senate has passed legislation (S.1481) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to continue the operation of the Woodbury Fire District so that fire protective services can be provided within the newly incorporated Village of Woodbury.

"Prior to the incorporation of the Village of Woodbury, residents in this part of Woodbury were protected by the local fire district," said Senator Larkin. "But when the Village was created,according to current Village law, the fire district could no longer provide fire services after June 30, 2007. This legislation simply allows the residents of Woodbury to continue to be protected by the Woodbury Fire District."

Because of similar conflicts in the law, Senator Larkin has introduced legislation (S.5845) to allow the Woodbury Town Board to continue to operate the currently existing sewer, water and storm drainage districts as well.

The legislation is supported by the Woodbury Fire District, the Town of Woodbury, and the Village of Woodbury.

Senate bill 1481 was sent to the Assembly. Senate bill 5845 has been sent to the Senate and Assembly Local Government Committees.