SHELTON — The Board of Aldermen have set a public hearing for Oct. 27 on amendments to city ordinances affecting fire department stipends and excavations.

The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Hall auditorium.

The Board of Fire Commissioners submitted a change concerning fire department officers’ stipends that would remove four titles, a total of seven positions, with an increased cost of $1,000 annually.

The work of the removed positions will be assumed by the four assistant chiefs.

The new stipends would be for fire chief, $25,000; deputy fire chief, $15,000; assistant chief, $10,000; custodians, $5,000 each, and fire prevention coordinator, $5,000.

Eliminated would be quartermaster, recruitment officer and director of training, at $5,000 each, and four training assistants, at $1,000 each.

The second amendment calls for a $50 permit for all excavations, including the construction of a new driveway. Driveway replacement permit cost will be $25.

Those are increases over the present $25 permit fee for the excavation permit and $5 fee for driveway replacement permit.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com