An end is in sight for the tense contract negotiations that have gone on for several months between the and the village of Malverne.
On Friday, the members of the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps "overwhelmingly voted in favor" of approving the new contract negotiated with the village and the new lease for use of the building on Hempstead Avenue that the village erected to serve as the agency's headquarters, according to Trustee Michael Bailey.
"The new 10-year agreement includes in-service performance requirements that will escalate throughout the term of the contract, providing for improved service for Village residents," Bailey explained.
Trustees John O’Brien and Patricia Canzoneri-Callahan, who is running in Tuesday's election against Dr. Carol Hassett, vice-chair of MVAC's board, represented the village in the negotiation of both the contract and the lease. Calling the agreements "breakthroughs," Bailey said they have "established new standards for performance and greater financial protection for the village."
Pending final legal review, the signed agreements will be submitted to the village for ratification later this month, he added.
Patch has reached out to MVAC's leadership for comment and is awaiting a response. Check back for more updates to this developing story.