292.02  DUTIES.
   (a)   The Planning Committee shall evaluate and make recommendations about the future Fire/EMS service levels, including potential new station needs, staffing provisions, cost analysis, and associated funding mechanisms to support the recommended service levels; and furthermore the Planning Committee shall evaluate the merger recommendation made by the City Manager, Fire Chief, and EMS Director and make a recommendation on said merger issue.
   (b)   The Fire/EMS Planning Committee shall make recommendations as outline in division (a) to the Hudson City Council within six months of the initial Planning Committee meeting date.  The six-month period may be extended by action of Council.
   (c)   The Fire/EMS Planning Committee shall use a facilitator to assist the committee and may also avail itself of consulting experts to assist in making final recommendations.
(Res. 02-156.  Passed 9-4-02)