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Mad River Twp. trustees hire 12 new employees, give raises

Published: Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Mad River Twp. Trustees are shown at Friday morning’s meeting.
Mad River Twp. Trustees are shown at Friday morning’s meeting.

Twelve hires were made by the Mad River Twp. trustees Friday morning during a special meeting and the trustees voted to give every employee at the firehouse a $1-an-hour raise.

Mad River Twp. Fire and EMS lost 12 experienced employees Monday and Tuesday this week to a mass exodus following the announcement that no changes in fire leadership were going to take place.

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The trustees met during a special meeting called to discuss personnel and compensation. They called the meeting to order at around 7:40 a.m. and promptly went into executive session.

The executive session lasted about 40 minutes before the trustees reentered the meeting and voted to approve 12 applications.