Voting For Fire Commissioners In East Hampton On Tuesday


All of New York State’s fire districts will hold elections for members of their respective boards of commissioners this coming Tuesday, December 8.

In most cases, each district has just one commissioner’s seat on the ballot and in East Hampton Town this year, none of the commissioners whose terms are up are being challenged for their seat.

In Springs Fire District, the commissioners board chairman, Pat Glennon, is up for reelection to another 5-year term. Voting will be held at the Springs Fire Department headquarters from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Montauk, commissioner Michael Mirras will be on the ballot, unchallenged, for the second year in a row. Mr. Mirras, who was appointed to the board mid-term in 2013 to replace Vincent Carillo had to be elected to complete the unexpired year of the term he inherited and will now have to be elected to his own full 5-year term. Voting in Montauk will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the fire department headquarters.

In Amagansett, longtime Commissioner Carl Hamilton is up for election to another term.

Also on the Amagansett ballot will be a proposition asking district residents to authorize the commissioners to create an equipment reserve fund, allowing them to set aside portions of future budget surpluses into a dedicated account for the purchase of firefighting equipment other than trucks, ambulances or other vehicles. The proposition does not authorize the dedication of any specific amounts of money.

In Bridgehampton, Fred Wilford is up for election to a new term. Voting will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the firehouse at 64 School Street.

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