Boone County Fire District's New Board Member
Now, Shelly Dometrorch and the other board members said they will start to exert more control over Chief Steve Paulsell and his management of the district.
"Salaries were a big issue throughout the campaign," noted Dometroch. "And both my opponent and I agreed that salaries are something that need to be looked at."
Board member John Gordon also referred to the results of the April 4 election when he said, "I'm very excited about the way the citizens voted for the expansion of the board. I think it was 85% plus vote. I think that sends a mandate that they really, really wanted it."
Jay Niemeyer, Station One captain, added, "Yes, there may be a few problems out there that people perceive, but I think we have an outstanding group of board members that will hit those problems head on."
Last week's election was only the third contested election for the Fire Protection District Board. When KOMU News asked Chief Paulsell for comment Wednesday, he refused.