Joint Town Board and Fire Commission Meeting held May 6, 2015
(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)
On May 6, 2015, a special Joint Town Board and Fire Commission meeting was held at the Village and Town Hall to discuss hiring an interim Fire Chief and a new Fire Chief. May 8, 2015 will be the last day of the current Fire Chief, Thomas Smith, who submitted his resignation to William Morris, Village and Town Administrator.The Fire Commission announced they received three resumes from internal candidates interested in the position of interim Fire Chief; however, the position has not been officially posted. Starting Friday, May 8, 2015, the position of interim Fire Chief will be internally posted for seven business days.
The Somers Town Board voted in favor, by a vote of 5-0, authorizing an annual salary of $72,000.00 for the interim Fire Chief position, a work week of 40 hours, and the interim Fire Chief will be allowed to return to his or her union-represented job if they are not considered when a full-time Fire Chief is hired.
Somers Fire Commission will schedule a meeting to review and discuss the resumes submitted for the interim Fire Chief later this month. Meeting agendas will be posted on Somers.org.