The Boone County Fire Protection District began preliminary discussions on how to select a new fire chief on Thursday.
Board member Shelly Dometrorch presented proposals from four search firms specializing in finding and interviewing potential fire chiefs. The board is willing to spend between $9,500 and $30,000 on a search firm. The fire district’s annual budget is approximately $3.4 million, according to a fire district fact sheet.
In 2008, former Fire District Chief Steve Paulsell was forced to resign after concerns about his salary and contract were raised by board members. Scott Olsen has served as interim fire chief since Dec. 2.
The board will meet again to continue the process at 4 p.m. on Feb. 18.