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Brodhead votes to renew fire chief

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GINA R. HEINE
July 21, 2010
— The Brodhead City Council voted Tuesday night to renew Fire Chief Jay Bohan’s contract after meeting in closed session.

Mayor Doug Pinnow said the council voted unanimously to renew Bohan’s contract for a one-year term, but declined to comment on what charges were discussed. Pinnow would only state that a mediator met with all parties involved and that the city will release a report Monday recommending new policies for the fire department.


The meeting agenda’s closed session called for considering the dismissal or reappointment of a public employee and “the investigation of charges” concerning a public employee, “including, but not limited to fire chief.”


A mediator was involved to “respond to some concerns expressed by some individuals,” city attorney Mark Schroeder said. He said he did not know who the individuals were.


Bohan’s annual contract expires at the end of the month, so it was time for the council to decide whether to renew the contract, Schroeder said.


The council also met in closed session last week to discuss Bohan’s performance. Pinnow would only say then that the council was continuing to evaluate the Bohan’s performance.



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