Chief Layton announces retirement

| April 13, 2021

Coshocton City Mayor Mark Mills announced at the April 12 city council meeting that Fire Chief Michael Layton will be retiring on April 30.

Chief Layton has served the citizens as a firefighter for 33 years and as chief of the Coshocton Fire Department since 2004. Under his leadership, the Coshocton Fire Department has made significant advancements, including with modernization of training, equipment, and facilities. His service to Coshocton is much appreciated.

The process for selection of a new fire chief will begin shortly and is governed by Civil Service procedures. This process will take up to 120 days to complete. Because of the time and notification requirements involved, Captain Rick Mills will be named acting fire chief on Saturday, May 1.

Mayor Mills also shared that high school senior banners are going up downtown for all of the seniors graduating from all of the schools. An anonymous donation came in for this project.

Our Town Coshocton, schools, the Pomerene Center for the Arts, and the library are starting a task force to figure out how to improve arts for the community and get everyone on the same page.

Property Code Investigator Jeff Corder said the city’s adopt a street program has started. Six or seven streets have been adopted already. An individual, or a group of individuals choose eight city blocks to keep clean – picking up trash on curbs and weeding along curbs.

Category: Government

About the Author ()

Comments are closed.