A September 8, 2011 Staff Report to the City Council indicated that a $15,000 temporary (3 month) part-time Fire Marshal position and $17,500 7 month extension of term for a Weed Abatement Intern would be funded through anticipated savings in Fire Department part-time wages.
A portion of that savings comes from reducing the part-time Fire Chief position from $100 per hour to $65 per hour. Over the remaining 10 months of the fiscal year, the $35 per hour savings at 80 hours per month is about $28,000.
The Fire Chief agreement includes free use of a city vehicle (currently unmarked), gas card, laptop with air card, and cell phone.
Fire Chief's Free-to-Use Unmarked City Vehicle