What is a fire commissioner?

A commissioner’s primary function is to ensure that the Verdoy Fire District is effectively supplying firefighting services to our residents and making certain that we supply the necessary equipment in which to do so. We thoughtfully do this while protecting the interests and finances of the community in which we represent.

Who can become a fire commissioner?

The only prerequisite to become a fire commissioner is to be a district resident. If you read the biographies of our current commissioners you will find varying degrees of talents, fire service knowledge and backgrounds. Our commissioners are elected on a 5 year rotation with 5 year terms. We work without salary.

How are District tax dollars used?

We start in August/September planning what funds are needed for the following year. We include basic needs, such as utilities and insurance payments; replacement equipment needs such as air packs, hose and gear; smaller vehicle replacement such as utility vehicles and chief cars; vehicle maintenance and repairs including apparatus and the rescue boat; and building maintenance and repairs. The budget that we submit to the town does not determine your tax payment. We work within the allocated funds already set for us. We welcome and encourage residents to attend our budget hearing this October.

How can I find out more information?

We hold meetings on the second from the last Thursday of each month starting at 7 pm. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. In our agenda we set a time for a public forum to address concerns and answer questions.

Meeting Dates for 2024: January 18 | February 22 | March 21 | April 18 | May 23 | June 20| July 25 | August 22 | September 19 | October 24 | November 21 | December 19


Current Commissioners

Robert Napier (Chairman) Term 2024-2028

Robert lives in the Old Niskayuna Road area. He has been a member with Verdoy for 20 years. His duties include Insurance

Brian Meservey Term 2020-2024

Brian lives in the Vly Road neighborhood with his wife and three children. He is a senior CAD Drafter for C.T. Male Associates in Latham. He has been a member of the department for 25 years. His duties as commissioner include building security, technology, and computers. He serves as the liaison to the Auxiliary, Fire Association and Town Emergency Services.

Dave Meservey Term 2024-2025

David lives in the Burns Whitney development with his wife and two adult children. He is a Gas Measurement Specialist Senior with Eastern Gas Transmission and Storage. He has been an active firefighter with Verdoy for over 30 years. As Chairman, his assignments include policies and guidelines, the Personnel Committee, Inventory and Firematic equipment.

Jonathan Krill Term 2022-2026

Jonathan lives in the Forts Ferry area with his girlfriend and newborn son…..

John Krill Term 2023-2027

John lives in the Forts Ferry area and own construction business. He has been a member with Verdoy for 20 years. His duties include large apparatus……

Dimana Pineo – District Administrator
Dennis Riley – District Treasurer

Commissioner Meeting Minutes