Garden City approves settlement to end paid fire department

<p>The village board voted Tuesday night to pay $1.1 million to the remaining paid firefighters, according to Newsday.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 5, 2018, 10:00 AM

Updated 2,086 days ago

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The Village of Garden City has approved a settlement, paving the way for the end of its paid fire department.
Garden City's mayor confirms that the village board last night approved a $1.4 million settlement with the paid firefighters and union that eliminates all paid firefighters.
In July, the board members agreed to replace the paid fire department with volunteers. The move is expected to save Garden City about $2 million a year.


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