7-7 An Ordinance for the Protection of Property from Fire
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, Section 7-301, The Town of Stafford hereby authorizes the Stafford Board of Selectmen to enter into a written agreement with the Stafford Fire Department #1, Inc. and the West Stafford Fire Department, Inc. for the protection of life and property within the Town of Stafford.
Said agreement shall be continuous unless either party notifies the other in writing that the party no longer wishes to participate in this agreement. If a party does notify the other, this agreement shall become null and void 90 days after such notification. If said agreement is terminated, all of the Town of Stafford's equipment in the possession of the fire department shall be returned to the Town within a reasonable time.
An agreement between the Board of Selectmen, acting for the Town, and the volunteer fire department shall provide for an annual appropriation from the Town of Stafford, the amount of which shall be determined under the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes governing appropriations for non-chartered municipalities operating with a Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and a Town Meeting, and shall require that the fire department provide financial documentation as determined by the Board of Selectmen. The fire department shall be required to provide proof of insurance for all property, real or personal, owned by the Town of Stafford, in its possession. In addition, the fire department shall be required to provide an inventory of Town of Stafford equipment on an annual basis.
The fire departments shall determine their own internal policies and methods of operation and the Board of Selectmen, except for financial accounting purposes and items specifically listed in this ordinance, is not authorized to make any agreements to the contrary.
The Board of Selectmen is also authorized to include in said agreement a provision in the event of termination, bankruptcy or insolvency of a fire department.
The area of geographic responsibility for Stafford Fire Department # 1, Inc. shall be as follows: That section of the Town of Stafford east of Connecticut State Highway Rt. 32 from the Massachusetts State Line to the former Borough of Stafford Springs boundary line and the following streets within the former Borough of Stafford Springs:
Balsam Circle, Bayberry Lane, Bellrose, Benton, Brendan, Brown, Brown Avenue Ext. Church, Clinton, Clover Crossing, Cross, Crown, DaDalt, Dennis Lane, East Street, East Main Street, Edgewood, Evergreen Heights, Fisk, Furnace, Galotto, George, Gold, Grant Avenue, Grant Avenue Ext. Grove, Hicks, High, Highland Terrace, Horrigan Lane, Ice House Road, Howland Avenue, Hyde Park Road, Laurel, Maple, Mattesen, Morton, Mountain Road, Orchard, Parkess, Penny Lane, Prospect, Quinn, River Road, School, Silver, Westford Avenue, Willington Avenue, Arnold Lane, Meadow Lane, Meadow Brook Drive, Tammy Lane, Main Street, John Street, and Spring
The area of geographic responsibility for the West Stafford Fire Department, Inc. shall be as follows: That section of the Town of Stafford west of Connecticut State Highway Rt. 32 from the Massachusetts State Line to the former Borough of Stafford Springs boundary line and the following streets in the former Borough of Stafford Springs:
Avery Park Road, Center, Converse, Corcoran Avenue, Curtis, Forest Edge Condominium, Green, Jennifer Lane, Monson Road, Oak, Olympic Annex, Olympic Avenue, Olympic Circle, Park, Pleasant, Prospect Heights, Prospect St, Sellers Lane, Stafford Heights, Summer, Tolland Avenue, Topsy Drive, West, West End, West Main, White Oak, Italian Club Road.
This ordinance shall become effective on July 1, 2000 and shall repeal, replace and supersede any and all fire protection ordinances enacted by either the Town of Stafford or the Borough of Stafford Springs.
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