Semi-Monthly Pay Days in New York The uniformed and civil list members of the New York fire department have voted for semi-monthly instead of monthly pay days. In the uniformed force 3,737 voted for semimonthly payments, 536 against it, and 15 did” not vote. In the civil list 529 voted for, 93 against and 16 did not vote. Of all the 4,926 members eligible to vote 4.266 favored the changes, 449 were against it, and 31 did not vote. It is believed that a semi-monthly, instead of a monthly payment will cause less need to borrow money and will keep members out of the hands of the loan sharks.