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South Lorain County Ambulance District director resigns

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WELLINGTON — The executive director of the South Lorain County Ambulance District quietly resigned at the end of May.

Though employees declined to talk on the record about the resignation Saturday, they confirmed that the board accepted the resignation of David Knapp following an executive session last month. An employee said two supervisors are splitting the job of the executive director.

Members of the board, including president Robert Holmes, did not return calls or emails for comment.

Knapp also did not return calls for comment.

Though details about the board’s meeting are not available online, Wellington Mayor Hans Schneider supplied minutes from the meeting that were in his packet for Council.

According to the minutes, the board met May 30 and accepted Knapp’s resignation, effective May 31.

There also was a motion by board member Ken Ziegler to forgo the 30-day notice required in Knapp’s contract. The motion and his resignation were passed unanimously.

The district serves Wellington, Wellington Township, Rochester, Rochester Township, Brighton Township, Penfield Township and Huntington Township — about 125 square miles and 10,000 residents.

About 6 p.m. Saturday, a Facebook page called South Lorain County EMS Association posted a job description for a new executive director.

According to the job posting, the successful candidate would have experience with administrative job duties and be knowledgeable in obtaining grants and tax levies. A medical background with emergency services experience and supervisory experience is preferred.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or jweinberger@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @Jodi_Weinberger.



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