Interim fire chief resigns at rowdy board meeting
SILVER LAKE - Residents yelled at the village board. Board members argued with each other. The interim fire chief resigned after a controversial vote.
The fire department is low on volunteers. Trucks with aging tires are said to be unfit for service. Firefighters asked the board to enter into a short-term contract with neighboring Salem to handle emergency calls while the department regroups.
When the board turned down the proposal, Interim Chief Roger Pattie stepped to the microphone and resigned his leadership post.