Town of Manchester, CT
Hartford County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Directors of the Town of Manchester as Secs. 6-1 to 6-8 of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Civil Preparedness Agency — See Ch. 6, Art. I.
Emergency Medical Services Council — See Ch. 33.
Firemen included in survivor's benefit fund — See Ch. 70.
Fire limits established — See Ch. 129.
Parking in a fire lane — See Ch. 307.
CHARTER REFERENCES
Authority to provide for Fire Department — See §§ 1-3(11) and 10-12.
Special taxing district — See § 5-28.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Authority to provide for fire protection — See C.G.S. § 7-148(c)(4)(B).
Fire departments — See C.G.S. § 7-301 et seq.

§ 42-1 Department established.

The Town, as authorized by the Charter, hereby establishes a Town Fire Department.

§ 42-2 Territorial jurisdiction of Department.

The powers and duties of the Fire Department shall extend to all portions of the Town not included within the limits of any fire district.

§ 42-3 South Manchester Fire District abolished; territory under jurisdiction of Town Department.

A. 
As authorized by the Charter for the Town, that portion of the Town now within the boundaries of the South Manchester Fire District is included within the jurisdiction of the Town Fire Department.
B. 
All the powers, duties, assets, liabilities and obligations of the South Manchester Fire District are hereby transferred from such district to the Town, and such district shall cease to exist.

§ 42-4 Eighth School District and Eighth Utilities District abolished; fire protection duties under jurisdiction of Town Department.

A. 
As authorized by the Charter for the Town, that portion of the Town as is within the boundaries of the Eighth School District, insofar as it relates to fire protection, is included within the jurisdiction of the Town Fire Department.
B. 
All the powers, duties, assets, liabilities and obligations of the Eighth Utilities District, insofar as they relate to fire protection, are hereby transferred from the district to the Town, and the district, insofar as it relates to fire protection, shall cease to exist.
C. 
This section shall be effective on the first day of the third month after the Eighth Utilities District, in a meeting duly called for that purpose, shall have voted to accept the provisions of this section.

§ 42-5 Assumption by Town of functions other than those relating to maintenance of a fire district in Eighth Utilities District.

A. 
The Town, as authorized by § 10-11 of the Charter for the Town, hereby assumes all of the jurisdiction, powers, duties, assets, liabilities and obligations of the Eighth Utilities District which do not relate to fire protection or the maintenance of a Fire Department, and such district, insofar as its functions other than fire protection and maintenance of a Fire Department may be concerned, shall cease to exist on the effective date of this section.
B. 
This section shall be effective on the first day of the third month after the Eighth Utilities District, in a meeting duly called for that purpose, shall have voted to accept its provisions.

§ 42-6 Special taxing district established.

In accordance with the provisions of the Charter,[1] there is hereby established a special taxing district for the purpose of defraying the cost of maintaining and operating the Town Fire Department, the outer limits of such special taxing district to be the same as the boundaries of the Town and the inner limits of such special taxing district to be the same as the boundaries of the Eighth Utilities District.
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Editor's Note: See Charter § 5-28.

§ 42-7 Exclusion of Eighth Utilities District from property tax for Town Fire Department purposes.

Any property tax levied by the Town for the purpose of defraying the cost of maintaining and operating the Town Fire Department shall be levied solely on property within the special taxing district created by § 42-6 and excluding therefrom property within the boundaries of the Eighth Utilities District.

§ 42-8 Establishment of value of Buckland Fire Station No. 5.

The minimum value of the Buckland Fire Station No. 5 is hereby established to be a minimum of $600,000. This value shall remain in effect until July 1, 1986, at which time the Town may establish a new value. The Buckland Fire Station No. 5 shall not be sold for a value less than set forth herein.