APRIL 7, 1997
Marzano named new Deputy Fire Chief
by Al Hooper
The Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District Commissioners have accepted the recommendation of Chief Steve Smith and named Battalion Chief Dominic Marzano as the new Deputy Chief, effective April 16.
"Men of Marzano's caliber just prove that Woodinville continues to get the cream of the crop," said Commissioner Dave Callon, who said he was "highly impressed with Marzano's interviews, organizational skills, energy, and can-do attitude." Callon was joined by Don Leggett and Don Eddy in welcoming Marzano to his new position. Absent were Ben May and Frank Peep.
Also at the board meeting, Dale Walling, president of the Fire Fighters Union, Local 2950, responded to some of the statements made in the recent recall effort alleging several firefighters were unhappy with the way Chief Davis was dismissed, and that a female firefighter has been the target of discrimination.
"No firefighter in this local, male or female, has been discriminated against," Walling said. "The union speaks with one voice, and as the president, I am the only one authorized to speak for the union on behalf of the firefighters. No else is so authorized, and their remarks should be ignored."
In other business before the board:
The commissioners normally meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the District Headquarters, 19900 144th Ave. NE, Woodinville.
- Public Education Officer Dave Leggett noted that his Explorer Post is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on the night of April 12 to benefit Linda Evans, who is undergoing expensive brain cancer treatment.
- Chief Smith said a transfer of funds was made from the reserve to the operating accounts, due to the fact that the benefit charges and other tax monies won't be sent to the district until some time in May.
- The part-paid volunteers met recently and voted in Dave Goetsch as their new president and Vince Maloney as vice-president.
- Battalion Chief Mark Emery is in negotiation with a group from Lake Washington about the possible use of the old Station 32.
- Attorney Clark Snure gave the board a draft version of a computer/communications policy statement.