The Westmere Fire District
The Westmere Fire District is a governmental entity formed under the laws of the State of New York. It is governed by a board of five commissioners, each of whom serves a five year term. One commissioner is elected every year. The district lies within the eastern portion of the Town of Guilderland. It covers one of the most densely populated parts of the town, including Crossgates Mall and a large part of Western Avenue which is home to many commercial establishments.
The District boundaries include:
- Apartment complexes with approximately 3,100 units: Woodlake, Deer Valley, Oxford heights, 1700 Apartments, Serafini Village, Hawthorne Gardens, Heritage Village, Regency Park, Brandywine and Presidential Estates
- Approximately 4,500 homes
- Crossgates Mall, Hamilton Square, Star Plaza, Cosimo’s Plaza, Westmere Plaza, Town Center, Great Oaks Office Park and Charles Park
- Westmere Elementary School, Christ the King School, Farnsworth Middle School
- Christ the King Church, McKnownville United Methodist Church, Christ’s Church of the Capital District, Grace Baptist Church.
The District owns and operates the fire station, various fire apparatus and all the equipment used by the Westmere Fire Department. An annual budget is approved by the commissioners and taxes are levied based on the budget.
The Westmere Fire District is a separate government entity from our fire department. Click here to visit the Fire District’s website.
Board of Fire Commissioners
Chairman: Lawrence Burwell
Secretary: Anthony Cannistraci
Office Manager, Treasurer, Deputy Secretary: Darcie Cristello
Data Source: County of Albany. Please note that this map omits properties along State Route 155 which are actually in the District according to the maps filed and certified by the Town of Guilderland. The exact boundaries are described in Guilderland Town Board Resolution 265, dated November 6, 2003.