A N A C T
IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 4, 7 AND 10 OF AN ACT PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION 1930, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SAYLESVILLE FIRE DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF LINCOLN" AS AMENDED
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Sections 4, 7 and 10 of that act passed at the January session, 1930 of the General Assembly entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Saylesville Fire District in the Town of Lincoln", as amended, are further amended to read as follows:
Section 4. The qualified voters at each annual meeting, and at any other meeting when vacancies occur, may elect officers who shall be qualified electors of said district; which officers shall consist of a moderator and a board of five (5) Firewards. The members of the Board of Firewards shall serve for three years, and shall be elected at each annual meeting, and at any other meeting when vacancies occur. The board of firewards shall, at their next regularly scheduled meeting following the annual meeting, appoint the following staff: Clerk, Treasurer, three (3) auditors and one (1) member at large to the Personnel Board, all of whom shall be qualified electors of the said District. As prescribed in the By-Laws, the powers and duties of the foregoing officers shall be the same as like officers of towns in this state in their respective towns and districts.
There shall also be a Board of Personnel which shall consist of the board of five (5) Firewards, the Moderator and a member appointed by the Firewards. The Moderator will serve as the chairman of the Personnel Board. The Personnel Board shall have the power to appoint the chief, assistant chiefs, officers and personnel of the Saylesville Fire Department.
The Fire Chief shall head the Saylesville Fire Department and have the following duties:
(1) to recruit, enlist, supervise and train men in fire fighting techniques.
(2) to maintain and supervise the fire alarm system.
(3) to be tax collector for the district.
(4) to maintain the fire trucks, station and equipment.
(5) to institute a fire prevention and inspection program within district.
(6) to carry out such other duties as the Board of Firewards shall assign to the chief.
Section 7. To be a qualified voter in the Saylesville Fire District one must be a registered voter of the Town of Lincoln for 30 days prior to District meeting. A current voter list will be available at District meetings; and thereupon the Moderator shall receive the votes of all persons whose names are upon such list, and shall reject the votes of all persons claiming to vote whose names are not thereon.
Section 10. (1) Said district is hereby authorized and empowered to raise money upon its official note or notes, signed by its treasurer, in such sum or sums, as said district may, at any regular or special meeting, by vote determine; provided, however, that said sums shall not exceed in the aggregate the sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) at any one time; and the vote authorizing and empowering the treasurer to raise money upon his official note or notes shall be construed as authority for the renewal or renewals of any note or notes he/she may have issued pursuant to said vote; and said note or notes, so issued, shall be obligatory upon said district in the same manner and to the same extent as other debts lawfully contracted by said district.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.