Strategic plan in future for town's emergency services

Other members of the Town Board said they liked the idea of creating a plan.

"I think it's a great, introspective kind of process. I couldn't be more supportive of it," said Councilman Mark Hennessey.

A request for proposals could be sent out to qualified consultants within two or three weeks, said Lutz. Until those quotes come back it's impossible to say exactly how much a study would cost, but he estimated it could cost $20,000 to $30,000 per department.

And if there isn't any other source of funding, this is important enough for the departments to foot the bill themselves, he continued.

"The districts are prepared to move forward and spend district funds for this process in lieu of the lack of money in the grant program," Lutz said.""

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