"We have six volunteer fire departments that cover the area," said Quinn. "There's not a statistically significant difference between the programs. I cannot in good conscience make a decision that would increase taxes by 75 percent."
Quinn's amendment failed to pass, bringing back the original resolution to award the contract to the Scotia Fire Department, which passed 3-to-1.
Both Republican town board members Mark Quinn and supervisor-elect Chris Koetzle agreed that while Supervisor Quinn may not agree with the tax increase for the services provided by the Scotia Fire Department, the people of Scotia are in favor of the decision.
"The people of District 4 are well aware of the cost difference and see it as an insurance," said Mark Quinn.
In other action, the Glenville Town Board approved a resolution to appoint Luke Benoit to the part-time seasonal position of recreation attendant for Indian Meadows. Benoit will be in charge of ski trails, ice rinks and the sledding hill from Dec. 17 to March 28.