The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

September 13, 2013

Board approves fire callmen plan

Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — The Medina Village Board adopted a callmen proposal for the Village Fire Department during Monday’s meeting.

The proposal, presented by Fire Chief Todd Zinkievich, requires the department’s 20 callmen to put in a minimum of 144 hours annually, in minimum three-hour blocks in uniform. Those who put in the minimum 144 hours will get a $200 base stipend. If a callman doubles the required time to 288 hours, that stipend increases to $500. Those who put in 500 hours or more will get a $1,000 stipend.

Callmen may work a maximum of 20 scheduled hours, and must have 12 hours off after a complete 20 hours.

The proposal calls for the callmen to have their hours reviewed periodically to make sure they are keeping up with their duties. If not, they run the risk of being dismissed from the department and not being allowed to resubmit an application to be a callman for two years.

In other board news, several village streets were listed as part of a paving project set to start this week with a target completion date of before the end of the calendar year.

The board also became one of the last municipalities in Orleans County to pass its own anti-SAFE Act resolution. When Lyndonville passed a similar resolution later on Monday, it gave Orleans County the distinction of being the first in the state to unanimously stand against the SAFE Act.

Finally, a public hearing on the transient business law was rescheduled for Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.