FRENCHTOWN – For the second time in as many years, the Frenchtown Rural Fire Department is looking for a new chief.
John Bibler resigned Wednesday afternoon after a two-month fire board investigation into sexual harassment and intimidation charges, and the board of trustees agreed Wednesday night to accept the resignation.
Board chairman Ray Winn read a 98-word statement at a special board meeting called to resolve the investigation after the board huddled in executive session for less than 20 minutes.
“Chief Bibler believes his decision is in the best interest of the fire district,” Winn read. “The board of trustees has determined that privacy interests of its members outweigh the public’s right to disclosure of the details of the investigation. As such, the board of trustees will not be making further comment on the issue at this time.”