Justin Atkinson will serve as Monticello’s interim Fire Chief, following action taken by the city council during their meeting held last night (Monday). Atkinson has been serving as Assistant Fire Chief for the department.
The interim position was created by the council earlier in the meeting with the emergency adoption of an ordinance.
The ordinance creates the temporary position and also defines duties that go along with the job. Mayor Tracie Sexton noted that the interim position has been created because of the city’s temporary absence of Fire Chief Steve Ferrell who has been battling an illness.
Sexton signed an executive order Monday, which named Atkinson as interim Fire Chief. The appointment is effective immediately.