Brighton, N.Y. - The referendum to dissolve the West Brighton Fire Protection District passed Tuesday by an overwhelming margin.
The final vote was 459 yes to 78 no.
Nearly one-third of voters turned out.
This vote sets in motion a rather complicated process within the Town of Brighton.
The vote does not automatically dissolve the district and does not void the contract with the Rochester Fire Department, according to Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle.
There will be no immediate change Wednesday morning.
The vote forces the town board to develop an alternative plan to cover the people living in the current district.
“This process comes with public hearings and a number of possible outcomes,” Moehle says.
Voters who voted yes told 13WHAM that they want the former structure that included both paid and volunteer firefighters.