Chelsea fire board takes authority away from chief
The Chelsea Area Fire Authority Board will now be in charge of personnel matters after taking away hiring and firing authority from Chief Jim Payeur, according to a report in Chelsea Update.
The report states the board voted 2-1 with two abstentions Tuesday morning to pass a resolution stating the board “has the authority over final approval of the hiring and firing, promoting and demoting of all CAFA personnel.” Previously, Payeur had these duties.
Board chairman Rod Anderson voted against the resolution and board members Jamie Bollinger and John Francis voted in favor, according to the report.
“The action this board has taken will be catastrophic,” Anderson told Chelsea Update.