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Truckee Fire board to discuss Nevada County Grand Jury findings next week

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File PhotoFrom left, Truckee Fire Protection District directors Gerald Herrick, Victor Hernandez, Ron Perea, Bob Snyder and Paul Wilford.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Truckee Fire Protection District Board of Directors next week will discuss the Nevada County Grand Jury’s recent findings of financial misconduct by its former fire chief and of financial and oversight mismanagement by the 2010 board.The grand jury report released in June has been disputed by former board member Joe Straub and former fire Chief Bryce Keller, with both asserting the findings to be politically and financially motivated.The current board andamp;#8212; which includes two board members from the 2010 board, Chairman Ron Perea and Vice Chairman Bob Snyder andamp;#8212; has not commented directly on the findings, but must submit and answer to the jury’s recommendations for improvement by Sept. 19.Directors plan to use next Tuesday’s board meeting (beginning at 5:30 p.m. at district offices at 12304 Joerger Drive) as a public platform to openly develop a formal response.Among the many findings andamp;#8212; many of which circulated around a controversy between ambulance territory between Squaw Valley Fire and Truckee Fire andamp;#8212; the jury also added recommendations it believes should be followed, including board training, an improved financial policy to ensure higher accountability, an improved staff communication policy and procedures and a better communication policy toward the district’s constituents by staff and board members.Read more about the grand jury findings here: https://www.sierrasun.com/article/20110629/NEWS/110629876andamp;parentprofile=search