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The Town of Clayton Fire District was formed in 1996.  Four different entities were combined with the formation of the district.  Assets of the Village of Clayton, Depauville Fire District, Clayton Fire Department, and Depauville Fire Department were brought under the control of the newly formed district.  All required funding would now be provided by the District, although the two fire departments would continue fund raising efforts as they saw fit.




On December 12, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Town of Clayton Fire District will take place on December 12, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Clayton Fire Meeting Room located at Graves St, Clayton, NY for all voters residing in Districts 2 and 3 and at the Depauville Fire Department’s Social Hall, School St, Depauville, NY for all voters residing in District 1 for the purpose of one (1) Commissioner to a three (3) year term commencing January 1, 2018 and electing one (1) Commissioners for a five (5) year term commencing January 1, 2018. All voters registered with the Jefferson County Board of Elections on or before November 20, 2017 shall be eligible to vote.

Candidates for District Office shall have filed their names with the Secretary of the Town of Clayton Fire District, PO Box 237, Clayton, NY 13624 no later than twenty days before the election, November 22, 2017.

Date: November 8, 2017

Lucianne LaPierre, Secretary






The Town of Clayton Fire District is requesting proposals to conduct a feasibility study for the repair or replacement of the fire district operated fire station located at 15191 School Street Depauville, NY 13632.  Proposals shall be submitted to the attention of Luci LaPierre, District Treasurer/Secretary at PO Box 237 Clayton, NY 13624 no later than October 9th, 2017. All proposals shall be provided free of any obligation for further services to the Fire District.

At a minimum, the feasibility study shall analyze and include the following criteria;

  • Past and present demographics
  • Demographic trends and their effects on department staffing
  • Incident records and response times
  • Existing facility evaluation relative to current conditions, codes and standards
  • ISO rating evaluation
  • Now vs. Later financial forecast
  • A proposed action plan

All proposals shall be submitted with a minimum of two (2) sample feasibility reports for review

The Town of Clayton Fire District recognizes the following options are currently available;

Option A – Renovate/Rebuild at the current site, 15191 School Street

The existing fire station poses some structural concerns with visible cracking in the exterior walls and bay floors. There is inadequate/improper storage for district owned equipment and limited space for apparatus storage and maintenance including no existence of floor drains for the proper washing of apparatus and equipment.  A renovation would need to address all structural concerns and provide for improved office space, storage, and equipment maintainability.

Option B – New Facility on new site currently owned by the fire district

The Fire District maintains ownership of a parcel on Stephanie Street adjoining the north side of the property of the Depauville Social Hall. This property is adequate for the construction of a new facility to meet the defined requirements of the Town of Clayton Fire District, which shall be based on the findings of the solicited feasibility study.

Contact Ben Barton at 315-771-3560 for more information.