Kings Point and Great Neck approve fire contracts with Alert

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The Villages of Kings Point and Great Neck voted to approve their fire contracts with Alert Engine, Hook and Ladder and Hose Company this week.

Kings Point Village Clerk-Treasurer Gomie Persuad said that the contract, worth $1.26 million, will be paid in two installments. The contract is an increase of 1.89 percent from the previous one.

“The Village of Kings Point Board of Trustees considers the safety of our residents and protection of their properties to be a top priority,” Mayor Michael C. Kalnick said in a statement. “In addition to around-the-clock protection of the Kings Point Police Department, village residents receive fire protection and rescue services under an annual contractual agreement between the village and the Alert Fire Company.”

Kings Point’s approval of an ambulance contract with Vigilant Fire Company is not yet settled.

The Kings Point Board of Trustees is reviewing the most recent version of the contract and anticipates that it will be finalized soon. The trustees said the village intends to sign the ambulance contract in the coming weeks.

The Alert Fire Company currently serves the villages of Great Neck, Kings Point and Saddle Rock, as well as some unincorporated areas of North Hempstead, according to its website.

The Village of Great Neck unanimously approved its fire contract with Alert Fire Company, which will last from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.

That contract is worth about $1.028 million, Village Clerk-Treasurer Joe Gill said, and only about $1,000 higher than the previous one.

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Janelle Clausen is a reporter with Blank Slate Media covering the Great Neck peninsula and Town of North Hempstead. She previously freelanced for the Amityville Record, Massapequa Post and the Babylon Beacon. When not reporting, the south shore native can usually be found buried in a book, playing video games or talking Star Wars.

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