Fire department officers take oath of office

New officers of the Salina City Fire Department Jon Maxwell, left; Bryan Richardson, Kyle Hunt, Keith Hayes, Paul Mecham and Jeff Willden take the oath of office during a Salina City Council meeting, Jan. 22.

SALINA – During a Salina City Council meeting the 2020 Salina City Fire Department officers took the oath of office, Jan. 22. 

Salina’s fire department consists of eight officers including, Jeff Willden, chief; Kyle Hunt, assistant chief; Keith Hayes, training officer; Chris Horne, treasurer; Brian Richardson, secretary; Jon Maxwell, structure captain; Tyler Horne, rescue captain; and Heston Burr, wildland captain. 

“I’m just glad to help out,” Willden said. “I’ve been the chief before and am happy to do it again. We thank these guys for their dedication.”

Other agenda items the council approved at the meeting include installing speed limit signs on 100 North in Salina. Hayes, a Salina City police officer, was approved to attend a two-day training course in St. George, while Brad Allen and Brett Gates were approved to attend water meter training for two days in Hurricane. 

Council members discussed the purchase of new Christmas decorations over the course of 2020 for Main Street and State Street. 

“It would be nice to have newer and larger decorations along State and Main streets,” said Newell Hales, city council member. “If we break out the purchases over the course of the year and buy portions of them while they are on sale and before the next holiday season comes, we can save the city money.”

In addition, White’s Sanitation has tentatively scheduled the bins for the city cleanup dates to be Tuesday, May 12, through Tuesday, May 19. 

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