New Year, New Chairman.

The County Board of Supervisors elected District 3 Supervisor, Michael Kelley, to be the Chairman for 2012.

Supervisor Kelley was voted 5-0 by the Board to be new Chairman of the Board and Supervisor Gary Wyatt will be the Vice-Chairman. The newly elected Chairman began by thanking outgoing Chair, Jack Terrazas, for a job well done during 2011. Kelley said Terrazas is a hard worker and did a lot by serving in a lot of commissions and to bring solutions to the challenges the County faced last year.

Supervisors approved a contract between the County and Niland Fire District

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors approved a contract between the County and Niland Fire District for public safety services.

In recent months, the Niland Fire District Board approached the County Executive Office and Imperial County Fire Department staff requesting assistance. Their Fire Chief, Mike Aleksick, was retiring and they were looking for oversight and operational assistance from the County. This prompted both agencies to move forward and begin working on the attached agreement for service. The County assumed duties on Monday the 9th of January on an emergency basis.