The amount the University of Vermont pays to the city of Burlington for fire protection could double in the next three years.
The City Council tonight is to review a plan that would raise the university’s fire protection payment from 456-thousand-dollars currently to 912-thousand-dollars by 2010.
The plan also calls for UVM to make a new annual payment of 180-thousand-dollars to cover other impacts the university has on the city. And it calls for a more formal relationship between UVM and city police.
Jonathan Leopold, the city’s chief administrative officer, calls the plan a landmark agreement that marks a new page in relations between the city and the university.