Increases the value of the assets that the fire department of the village of Owego is authorized to own from $10,000 to $500,000.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 297 of the laws of 1862, incorporating the fire department of the village of Owego, in relation to increasing the value of real and personal property authorized to be held by such department
PURPOSE: To allow the Owego Fire Department to purchase land and build a Training Tower to train their members.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one will be amended by changing the amount of real and personal property the Owego Fire Department can possess or own from ten thousand dollar's to five hundred thousand dollars.
JUSTIFICATION: The Owego Fire Department would like to build a training tower to be able to better train their members and serve their community more efficiently. However, due to their original charter C.297, L.1862 mandating that their real and personal property not exceed $10,000 they are unable to do so.
A training tower is a valuable resource for any fire department, it can be used to train firefighters in a multitude of conditions they may face in a real fire emergency. This includes simulating smoke in the building to work with their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), set up mazes, do high and low angle rope trainings, hook up to stand pipes, set off sprinklers and learn how to stop them from flowing in areas that don't need them, start actual fires and put them out, use set, up ladders, pump operations training, light placement, ventilation and forcecible entry.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 963 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend chapter 297 of the laws of 1862, incorporating the fire department of the village of Owego, in relation to increasing the value of real and personal property authorized to be held by such department THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 297 of the laws of 1862, incorporating the fire department of the village of Owego, is amended to read as follows: Section 1. All persons who now are or hereafter shall become members of any fire engine, hook and ladder or hose company now organized, or which hereafter be organized by the trustees of the village of Owego, in the county of Tioga, in conformity with the charter of said village, shall be and are hereby ordained and constituted a body politic and corporate in fact and in name, by the name of "The Fire Department of the village of Owego," and by that name they and their successors shall have perpetual succession, and shall have a common seal, and may sue and be sued in any of the courts of the state, by or in the name of the president of the said fire department; and also they and their succes- sors, by their corporate name, may purchase, receive by gift or other- wise, and hold and convey any real estate or personal property for the use and benefit of said corporation, provided the amount of real and personal estate so held shall not exceed the sum of
[ten]FIVE HUNDRED thousand dollars. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04556-01-3