|A message from our Fire Commissioners|
|By Ex Chief Bill Renzetti|
|September 14, 2023|
The Center Moriches Fire District thanks all residents who participated in the September 12 bond vote for the proposed renovation and expansion of our facilities. The bond proposal was narrowly defeated by just two votes – 389 “no” to 387 “yes” – out of 776 cast.
While we are disappointed with the outcome, we are also heartened by the community’s heightened participation and support. The result, however close, underscores the challenges ahead in providing essential fire and ambulance services, particularly as the demand for these services continues to rise significantly year after year.
We are grateful for the significantly greater number of “yes” votes compared to the vote on June 20 – 221 “no” to 201 “yes” – as it demonstrates increased community support for our mission to protect life and property.
Despite the results of the vote, our dedicated team of volunteer firefighters and EMTs remains committed to serving the Center Moriches community with unwavering dedication. Although this setback poses challenges to our ability to meet increasing service demands, our commitment to public safety remains resolute.
We will continue to evaluate the best paths forward to ensure we meet the community’s growing needs while remaining good stewards of your taxpayer dollars. In the months ahead, we will engage with the community to explore alternative solutions that will allow us to maintain the high level of service you have come to expect from us.
Thank you for your continued support and trust. Together, we will face the challenges ahead.