After that, the rest of the meeting was rather anti-climactic. One other substantive item (a temporary short-term loan of one of the district's fire engines to neighboring Mineral County while they work on repairing/replacing the one engine they had down in Mina) passed, and they scheduled a meeting for next Thursday where they will tackle the practical matters of keeping the department running while they search for a new Chief.
I'm sad, but not terribly surprised, by Chief Huntley's departure. Lisa and I thought he was a good Chief, interested in not just fire suppression, but fire prevention. But he appears to have made enemies, and when I saw where things were heading, I did tell him that if he had a better offer that he should take it. I hope he finds a new position that can use his considerable talents.