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Town of Bethel Asks for Volunteers for the New Fire Commission

Report by Paula Antolini, April 13, 2021, 7:47AM EDT

Notice Issued by the Town of Bethel on April 12, 2021:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEW FIRE COMMISSION

Earlier this year the Town passed a new ordinance that created a Fire Commission to oversee the operations of Bethel’s two volunteer fire companies. Duties will include long-term planning with regard to major equipment purchases, planning for facility needs or upgrades, operational coordination between the independent volunteer departments and planning and review of operational budgets. The Board of Selectmen expect to begin making appointments to the Fire Commission in May, with the first meeting of the commission no later than the first week of June.

If you are interested in serving on the new Fire Commission, please write or email your request to the Board of Selectmen no later than the close of business (4:30pm) on Monday, April 26th. Applicants must be Bethel residents and registered electors in order to serve. Please include the following information:

Full name, address and contact information, including email address.

Background or experience you believe is pertinent to serving on a public safety commission (note: previous experience is not required, but may be helpful in making selections).

Your political party affiliation, if applicable.

Please note: party affiliation is not a factor in determining a person’s fitness to serve on this commission. This information is required only to allow the Town to comply with the state’s Minority Party Representation law, which prohibits any party from holding more than a two-thirds majority on any local or state board or commission. Also, you do not need to belong to any party to be considered; you may list “unaffiliated” if you have not registered with any political party.

Please contact the First Selectman’s office if you have questions.

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