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2/13/2013 9:31:00 AM
Fire board deadlocks on interim chief decision
Review/Matt Santos
Clerk of the Board Bob Kerr.
Review/Matt Santos
Clerk of the Board Bob Kerr.
Matt Santos

The search for an interim chief is on again, as the Chino Valley Fire District board failed to come to an agreement on a temporary replacement for John Ginn, who retired on Jan. 4.

"We're at an impasse," said board chairman Rich Force, following a special meeting on Feb. 5. "We will now have to go back to step one and start all over again. I really can't comment on why we decided this way, just that it didn't work out."

After accepting 27 resumes, narrowing the field down to five candidates, the four-member board called the special meeting so they could re-interview a single candidate for the interim chief position. The candidate, whose name was not made public, sat through the interview following an executive session with the district's attorney.

In the week before the meeting, board member Gary Warren said he was hopeful that the board would be able to announce that the position was filled. Both he and fellow board member David McConnell voted in favor of the candidate, Force and Charles Dougan voted against.

The 2-2 tie was a result of the resignation of board member and Clerk of the Board Bob Kerr. Kerr resigned soon after the November election of Warren and Dougan, which also corresponded to the announcement of Ginn's retirement.

In the meeting that saw the swearing in of Warren and Dougan, Kerr nominated himself for the position of chairman but lost the vote to Force. Kerr's term was set to expire in December 2014.

Also on the agenda for the Feb. 4 meeting was a decision on the process for filling the permanent chief position. Several bids were submitted by consulting firms, all proposing a 3- to 6-month window on placing a chief. The board voted to award the contract to CPS HR Consulting of Sacramento, Calif.

The board will next discuss the interim position at the Feb. 21 board meeting.

Agendas for this and all meetings are posted at www.chinoazfire.com.

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