2015 Meeting Schedule

The Board of Fire Commissioners will hold its regular meetings on the second Monday of each month, starting at 6:30pm.  An additional meeting is also scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month, starting at 6:30pm, as needed. The meetings will be held in the offices of the Westmere Fire District, 1741 Western Avenue in the Town of Guilderland unless otherwise noticed.

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Annual Election Results, 2014

District Treasurer and Volunteer Firefighter Brandon Madigan was elected to the Board of Fire Commissioners for a five-year term at the Annual Election held on December 9, 2014.  Commissioner-elect Madigan will leave the position of District Treasurer position join to the Board on January 1, 2015.  Mr. Madigan replaces Commissioner Sean Maguire who did not seek re-election this year.

The Board of Fire Commissioners is made up of five individuals.  Commissioners must be resident electors of the Fire District and serve a term of five years.  Elections are held annually on the second Tuesday of December.  Resident electors interested in serving may file his or her name with the Secretary of the Fire District no later than 20 days prior to an election, per state law.  The next annual election will be conducted on December 8, 2015.

Full Results
Total Votes Cast:  74
Brandon M. Madigan:  60
Robert Vogt:  11
Unopened Affidavit Ballots:  2
Defective or Void Ballots:  1

Learn more about the Board of Fire Commissioners here.

Annual Election, 12/9/2014

On December 9, 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Westmere Fire District will take place on December 9, 2014 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Westmere Fire House located at 1741 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203, for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a five (5) year term, commencing January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2019.  Qualified voters must have been residents of the Westmere Fire District on or before November 9, 2014.  All voters registered with the Albany County Board of Elections on or before November 17, 2014 shall be eligible to vote.

Candidates for District Office shall have filed their names with the Secretary of the Westmere Fire District, at the District office located at 1741 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203, no later than twenty days before the election, November 19, 2014.

Sean M. Maguire, Secretary

Special Meetings, 9/25/14 and 9/30/14

A Special Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners will be held on Thursday 9/25/2014 at 6:30pm at 1741 Western Ave, Guilderland. The purpose of the meeting is develop the 2015 Annual Budget.

If necessary, an additional Special Meeting will be held on Tuesday 9/30/2014 at 6:30pm at 1741 Western Ave, Guilderland to adopt the proposed 2015 Annual Budget.

Both meetings may also consider other business which may be brought before the Board.

Sean Maguire

Notice to Bidders: Digital Message Sign and Base


Sealed bids will be received at the Westmere Fire District office at 1741 Western Avenue, Guilderland, New York until 6:30pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013 for DIGITAL MESSAGE SIGN AND MASONRY BASE at which time they will be publicly read aloud.

Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Fire District office or online at www.westmerefire.org.  The work will consist generally of installation of base and installation of a digital message sign per specifications.

The Westmere Fire District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to accept the bid best suited for its specific needs.  Bidding shall be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.  Bids are binding for 30 days from bid opening.

 Dated:  September 16, 2013
Sean M. Maguire
Board of Fire Commissioners
Westmere Fire District

Bid Form and Specifications

  1. Bid Form – Must be submitted by all bidders.
  2. Westmere FD – Electronic Sign Dwg SN1 2013.08.06
  3. 315000 – structural excavation, backfill, and compaction _building area_
  4. 312333 – trenching and backfilling
  5. 260526 – grounding and bonding for electrical systems
  6. 260501 – basic materials and methods
  7. 007343 – wage rate requirements
  8. 007343.1 – 2013 prevailing wage schedule
  9. 260500 – general requirements, electrical
  10. 101426 – outdoor message display
  11. 047200 – cast stone masonry
  12. 042200 – concrete unit masonry
  13. 033000 – cast-in-place concrete

Questions and Answers

  • Who was the mason for the building?

The last mason on the project was Clifford H. Quay & Sons, Inc. of Schenectady.

  • Is block provided or is it available?

Block is not provided.  It is the responsibility of the bidder.

Special Meeting, 12/3/2012

A special meeting of the Westmere Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners has been called for Monday 12/3/12 at 6:30 pm in its temporary offices at 1732 Western Ave, Guilderland. The Board will review matters related to its building project and any others matters that may come before it.

By: Commissioner Sean Maguire Secretary, Board of Fire Commissioners