Citing budget woes, the commissioners for the district voted to negotiate a management contract with Northern Lakes Fire District. Kirk Quillan, the commissioner representing Bayview explained that the move is strictly budget driven and not about performance.
With the polarization of the last year, this is going to be difficult for many to swallow. With management shifting to Hayden, local supervision will not be quite the same. The alternative was to go for a permanent levy that the community can't afford. Quillan further said that,"we went from a chief on salary and two firefighters to a personnel cost that the community can't afford."
I'll be meeting with Commissioner Quillan tomorrow and will have more on this subject. I will also attempt to get fired chief Krill's side of the story.
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