Town of Darien and village disagree on fire and EMS services

  • Source: Gazette Extra
  • Published: 12/19/2016 12:00 AM

Officials in the town of Darien staked out their positions on the future of the joint EMS department it shares with the village of Darien during a town board meeting Tuesday night. The two municipalities share fire and EMS services, but town board member Jim Terpstra said the way things are split is unfair to the town. Terpstra said the town of Darien contributes 58.28 percent of the EMS budget, but the village often makes decisions without consulting town officials. The village of Darien also recently called for the resignation of the current chief because of his managerial style and decision-making and considered hiring an interim chief, but the town board was not consulted in either discussion, Terpstra said.


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