North Routt Fire Protection District chief resigns

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— Bob Reilley, who has been chief of the North Routt Fire Protection District for the past nine years, has resigned.

The resignation was effective Monday. On Friday, Reilley said he resigned for “personal reasons.”

He would not elaborate, and North Routt board President Larry Williams said it was Reilley’s decision to step down.

Williams confirmed there was a public notice issued that the board was going to meet in executive session for Reilley’s performance review. Notice also was given of possible disciplinary action. Reilley resigned after the meeting. Williams refused to discuss the executive session.

Williams said that prior to becoming chief, Reilley was a volunteer firefighter in the district for seven years.

The board prepared a statement about the resignation.

“The District Board wishes to recognize Bob’s loyal service as both a volunteer and district chief. The board will be acting quickly to fill the position. District volunteers are organized to assure that residents experience no interruptions in fire and medical responsiveness until a new chief is named.”

The board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Fire Station Two just north of Steamboat Lake State Park on Routt County Road 129.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

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