Board of Fire Commissioners

A Board of Fire Commissioners governs every Fire District in the State of New York. Board members are elected by the qualified voters of the Fire District at the annual election held on the second Tuesday of December of each year (Town Law §175(1)) and serve a term of five years commencing on the 1st of January following the election. The term of one Board member expires every year. Fire Commissioners receive no compensation. (Town Law §174(3)).

Town Law §176 outlines the operation and fiscal responsibilities of the Board of Fire Commissioners. This can be reviewed here: Town Law Section 176.

                 PLEASE BE ADVISED, that the Arlington Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners hereby provides notice that their regular monthly meetings for the year 2023 have been scheduled on the dates listed below commencing at 7:00 p.m. at Arlington Fire District Headquarters, located at 11 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, New York, 12603. The location and time of the meeting may be changed by further resolution of the Board of Fire Commissioners upon proper notification to the local media of such change. All meetings of the Arlington Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners are open to the public.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Monday, February 6, 2023

Monday, February 27, 2023

Monday, March 20, 2023

Monday, April 3, 2023

Monday, April 17, 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023

Monday, May 15, 2023

Monday, June 5, 2023

Monday, June 26, 2023

Monday, July 17, 2023

Monday, August 7, 2023

Monday, August 21, 2023

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023

Monday, October 16, 2023

Monday, November 6, 2023

Monday, November 20, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

Monday, December 18, 2023

This notice is being posted in accordance with the provisions of §94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York.

By order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Arlington Fire District.


2023 Board of Fire Commissioners

  • Chairman of the Board – Richard Dore 
  • Vice Chairman of the Board – Ralph Chiumento, Jr. 
Board Members Term
Peter Valdez 2023 - 2027
Peter Longi 2020 - 2023
Ralph Chiumento, Jr.  2020 - 2024
Richard Dore 2021 - 2025
Phil Van Itallie 2022 - 2026
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