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Village hires McEneany as new fire driver

Saranac Lake village Trustee John McEneany was just hired as the new fire driver for the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

Saranac Lake village Trustee John McEneany was just hired as the new fire driver for the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— Saranac Lake Village Board members Feb. 29 hired outgoing Trustee John McEneany as the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s newest paid fire driver.

It is not clear when McEneany would start at the fire department, but it will most likely be after March.

“I would personally prefer to fill out my term,” McEneany said at the meeting.

If he started before April 1, he would have to resign as a village trustee.

After McEneany failed to win the Republican nod earlier this year for a re-election bid, he decided not to run as an Independent. His four-year term ends at the end of March.

Board members gave Village Manager John Sweeney approval to appoint McEneany as the fire driver provisionally upon passing the Civil Service test “and scoring properly. “ His salary will be about $30,000, according to Sweeney.

McEneany’s hire will bring the fire department to full strength with a total of five drivers.

Saranac Lake village Trustee John McEneany was just hired as the new fire driver for the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

Photo by Andy Flynn

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