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City and town of Oneonta come to agreement over fire and ambulance coverage

On Tuesday the city council authorized Mayor Gary Herzig to enter into an agreement with the town for fire and ambulance coverage.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2018 11:48 PM

ONEONTA, NY – It looks like the battle between the city of Oneonta and the town of Oneonta over fire and ambulance services may be drawing to a close.

The two sides have been trying to reach an agreement for quite a while.

On Tuesday the city council authorized Mayor Gary Herzig to enter into an agreement with the town for fire and ambulance coverage.

8th Ward Council Member, Joseph Ficano says the agreement is beneficial to the Oneonta area in so many ways.

“This is important for so many reasons. For one, protection against fire for our citizens, and two, it creates more consistency and expectations of what you can do for economic development and confidence in our area.”

Pending review by the city attorney, the agreements will take effect on January 1st, 2019, and run through December 31st, 2023.

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