Non-Landowners O.K.’d as Chiefs
New York State’s Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz has ruled that volunteer fire company officers need not own property in the towns they serve.
Some town boards throughout the state have previously balked at the election of volunteer officers who did not own property within the voting district of the political subdivision protected by the fire department. The new ruling has statewide significance. In the village of Greenpoint, L. I., three fire officers, Fire Chief Joseph Fiourilli and his two assistants, Eugene Lindsay and Fred Gordon, were put into office although none of them owns real estate in the village.