Ogdensburg First Aid Squad will disband

Ogdensburg. gdensburg residents will receive ambulance and first aid services through Atlantic Health Care, St. Claire’s, and the 911 dispatcher in Sparta.

03 Nov 2020 | 03:23

The Ogdensburg First Aid Squad will disband, Councilwoman Brenda O’Dell announced at the borough’s Oct. 26 council meeting.

Mayor George Hutnick said there are ongoing problems with emergency services across Sussex County. Ogdensburg residents will receive ambulance and first aid services through Atlantic Health Care, St. Claire’s, and the 911 dispatcher in Sparta. The first available ambulance unit will arrive from Sparta, Wallkill, and other locations, he said.

The borough is now figuring out what to do with the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad’s property and equipment, O’Dell said.

Borough attorney Robert McBriar said the property will revert to the borough if used for any other function than emergency services.

In other business:
Local Government Emergency Grant Fund: The Ogdensburg Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the borough clerk and chief financial officer to submit the Local Government Emergency Grant Fund grant application.
Little Free Library: The council approved Krista Hornyak’s idea of installing a Little Free Library where residents may swap books to read. The library will be located by the Plant Street soccer field. Councilwoman Brenda O’Dell said she received the plan, specs, and prices. Hornyak will head up the project.
Heater’s Pond guest limit: Council President Michael Nardini asked about plans to change the ordinance in order to limit the number of Ogdensburg Recreation Association (ORA) guests at Heater’s Pond. Borough attorney Robert McBriar will gather comments forwarded to the borough clerk in order to form an agreement between the ORA and the borough.
Department of Public Works first point of contact: Nardini asked the council to make him the first point of contact for the Department of Public Works normal day-to-day requests. Mayor Hutnick agreed, and said he may also be contacted during an emergency.