The study says if the town had its own fire department it would probably cost $6.8 million a year. Contracting with another fire department would cost an estimated $7.4 million annually.
Also on the agenda for the Feb. 21 meeting are:
• Caltrain pole heights - The town is still negotiating with Caltrain over the more than 45-foot height of some of the poles Caltrain plans to install as part of its electrification project. Dozens of Lloyden Park neigborhood residents have asked for shorter poles in their neighborhood.
Caltrain's latest demand is that the town must pay Caltrain $200,000 and provide the agency with written approvals from property owners whose trees would be affected by the changes to get the shorter poles.
• Business license tax - Council members will decide if they want to advertise for consultants who could help prepare an ordinance and give election advice on a new business license tax. The proposal also asks for advice about a transient occupancy tax for short term rentals in the town and a voluntary tax on contractors building homes in the town.
At is.gd/A_agenda find the agenda and staff reports on the town's website.
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