Saturday, February 3, 2007
The Board of Selectmen has shot down the Berlin Board of Fire Engineers’ request to significantly increase the budget for the fire department, including nixing a $14,000 salary increase for the new fire chief.
The budget of $112,319 is $14,834 more than last year and includes a $516 raise for the new fire chief, Bruce Ricard, who took over for Robert Tervo when he retired in August. The board wanted to pay Ricard – a part-time employee - $29,750, but selectmen cut that amount down to $15,696.
-- Jennifer Rosinski