SL fire district board awards Wooten four-year extension

Fire chief John Wooten was awarded a four-year contract extension at the South Lane County Fire District board of directors meeting Thursday, March 18. The contract, Wooten said, would last until he was eligible for retirement.


“I will reach retirement eligibility age within the period of that contract, but I don’t plan on running away,” Wooten said during the online video meeting.

Details of Wooten’s contract are unclear for several reasons: 

-The board did not discuss the matter before making the motion . . .