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Jackson Has Plan To Replace Crew On Council

Jackson Has Plan To Replace Crew On Council

The Jackson City Council prepared to replace outgoing Council member Pat Crew, and approved a new work scheduled for the City's firefighters at its meeting last night.  The Council approved moving forward with a plan to appoint a successor for Councilman Pat Crew, who has submitted a letter of resignation effective December 12th.  Crew will become a member of the County Board of Supervisors in January.  The Council will vote to appoint someone to fill the remaining two years of Crew's term at their December 12th meeting.  Those interested in the position have until the 12th to make an application at Jackson City Hall.  The Council will hear from each of the candidates in public session before voting on the appointment.    Also approved by the Council was a shift in the work scheduled of the city's professional firefighters.  Currently paid firefighters work three days per week with four days off.  This will be changed to two days on / four days off. The change will go into effect along with the hiring of an addition fire engineer, and salary increases brought on by the rise in the California minimum wage.  The Jackson Fire Department is staffed with a combination of volunteers and professional firefighters paid for with the special Measure M sales tax.

Written by Craig Baracco

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