SANDWICH — Fire Chief Richard Kell will retire Oct. 11 in the wake of a conflict last week when two trustees intervened in Kell's hiring decisions.
Kell, a 30-year veteran of the department, said he is retiring to spend more time with his family. But after the disagreement last week with the Fire Protection District Board, he faulted the two trustees for interfering with department's day-to-day operations, a charge backed up by other former employees.
Former EMS Coordinator Jack Taxis said he resigned earlier this month because Bark and Weismiller were micromanaging the department in a way that jeopardized its emergency preparedness. For example, he said, Bark and Weismiller have tabled for five months Kell's plan to utilize $80,000 in fire department funds to help replace an ambulance that breaks down frequently.
Because, you wouldn't want to spend money to replace an ambulance that breaks down.
This whole thing just strikes me as strange, follow the link for more.