The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department is going to have that $520 bill, paid by our elected officials.
The bill is going to be split three ways amongst Councilman Lew Fidler, Assemblyman Alan Maisel, and State Senator Marty Golden. However, at this time this same bill will come up next year if the city council does not exempt the Vollies from this tax. Paying this bill now is a short time fix.
As a long term fix, Councilman Fidler has introduced legislation to exempt the Vollies and similar organizations from this fee.