On September 21, 2013, I will once again be one of the featured speakers for the annual Western New York Fire District Officers’ Legislative Association Workshop held every year in Batavia. I always enjoy gathering with friends from Monroe and Erie County fire districts as we discuss the latest developments and issues facing these dedicated officers.
I am expecting a lively discussion, as we review the requirements for the recently enacted expansion of the “piggybacking” exception to competitive bidding. I wrote about New York’s expansion of this exception last December, and you can find my article here. A number of fire districts have been considering whether to use this exception to purchase fire apparatus under non-NY governmental contracts, and there are many issues to consider in close consultation with counsel before proceeding.
We will also discuss the latest Comptroller Audits and several other issues, including some of the rules applicable to LOSAP funds. I hope to see you there.
About my practice: I represent several fire districts in the Greater Rochester Area. In addition to fire districts, my municipal practice also includes the ongoing representation of planning and zoning boards, as well as the representation of municipalities as special counsel in litigation matters.
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