MOUNT VERNON — Mayor Richard Mavis was out of town when the story about the disciplinary action against Fire Capt. Mike Treisch broke, but he talked about the situation Friday.
Treisch was given a reprimand, and later suspended for 15 days without pay for exposing the parts of his behind in another firefighter’s face. He was permitted to use comp time while on suspension.
The News had several prepared questions for Mayor Mavis:
What happened at the meeting between you, Safety-Service Director Joel Daniels, Law Director Rob Broeren and Fire Chief Chad Christopher?
“We talked about why and how this had happened and about the firefighters’ Code of Conduct. This is a process and we’re researching the fire and police codes and the need to update those codes. One different thing we can start with is to have the chief meet with employees and have them sign off on having read and understood the code.
“There is no excuse for what happened and we’re looking at how best to curtail such incidents. We agree that the initial response was not sufficient discipline.”
Christopher will not face any discipline, Mavis said.