The study will result in recommendations pertaining to types of fire structures, operations, performance and cost cuts in conjunction with potential consolidation efforts.
Manlius Town Councilor Nick Marzola highlighted the 2011 preliminary budget, which the public will have a chance to voice their opinions at the next board meeting Oct. 27 during a public hearing.
"There continues to be significant discussion and negotiation regarding some key budget areas, specifically health insurance, staffing mix, highway contractuals, use of fund balance and others that will impact, hopefully in a positive manner, the preliminary budget," Marzola said.
The board will also consider the Fire/EMS budgets submitted by the villages of Minoa, Manlius and Fayetteville. The town contracts with the different village departments and Kirkville for the fire and EMS services in areas outside the village.
"The villages do their budgets in April," said Councilor John Loeffler. "What they do in April actually dictates the contracts they're going to give us now."
The preliminary budget is available for public review at the Manlius Town Hall. Residents can pick up a copy prior to the public hearing scheduled to take place at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 27 at the Manlius Town Hall, 301 Brooklea Drive in Fayetteville.