MOUNT VERNON — The city administration will likely name an acting fire chief next week to serve until a replacement for departing Fire Chief Chris Menapace is selected.
Mayor Richard Mavis initially said Friday that they probably would not name an interim chief, simply letting the three shift commanders do the chief’s job.
However, Mavis and Safety/Service Director Dave Glass discussed the situation further and Glass said Friday afternoon that they would probably name an interim, chief Tuesday or Wednesday.
Menapace is working through the coming week, but a replacement probably won’t be selected until almost November. Capt. Chad Christopher and Lt. Mike Triesch have signed up to take the chief’s test.
Mavis announced at his weekly press briefing that the city will upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection Park Street, Chestnut Street and Coshocton Avenue. Street Department Superintendent Dave Carpenter said the signal controller and signal lights will be replaced with new equipment, but the signal will be out of service from 8 a.m. Tuesday until about 2 p.m. Thursday. Temporary four-way stop signs will be in place during the installation.
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