Township Administrator Traci Stivers will be negotiating with Snively in the coming days to reach an agreement acceptable to the township and Snively. As a part-time fire chief, Snively will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and a maximum of 1,500 hours per year in accordance with state law. She also said that Snively will continue his full-time job as Middletown’s assistant fire chief.
It is not unusual in the fire service for career firefighters and officers to concurrently serve as part-time chiefs for smaller volunteer township and community fire departments.
Snively will succeed Kevin Jennings who was a fire captain before the trustees appointed him as the interim township fire chief on Oct. 2 following the resignation for retirement of former fire chief Steve Bishop on Sept. 28.
Stivers said there will be several opportunities for the community to meet the incoming chief in the coming weeks. Those dates will be announced at a later date.