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Barry Township names new assistant fire chief

Luke Froncheck

Contributing Writer

During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Barry Township Board of Trustees appointed current Hickory Corners Fire Chief Craig Wyman to an additional two-year term.

And, with the departure of former assistant chief Jeff Sage, the township approved Rod Mox to replace Sage.

The township approved Mox by a vote of 3-1, with Trustee Lee Campbell as the lone dissenter. Campbell said other candidates are better suited for the job.

Trustee Teresa Schuiteboer was absent.

In other business, the township explored the idea of establishing a smoking ordinance in the township.

Initially, the board was considering banning smoking inside all buildings and vehicles and 100 feet from any entrance to a township building.

Police Chief Mark Doster brought up the idea of banning smoking on all property – except for designated areas provided specifically as smoking areas.

Board members opted to explore the idea before taking any action and revisit it at next month's meeting.

The meeting lasted 31 minutes.

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