Council to consider fire chief resignation, appoint interim

The Brady City Council will meet for its first regular meeting of February on Wednesday morning when they convene in council chambers at 10 a.m. to address a relatively short list of agenda items. The first official action they will consider will be to accept the resignation of Brady Fire Chief Randy Rankin, who officially tendered his resignation a week ago Tuesday. After considering the resignation, the next item on the council’s agenda will be to appoint firefighter Joe Foster as interim fire chief. Foster is a certified firefighter and paramedic, who got his start in the industry as a volunteer in 1978. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1979 and attended the crash and rescue school as a soldier. He left the Army in 1981 and was hired at the Converse Fire Department as a paid firefighter in 1982. Over the years, he has served as a teacher for the fire academy at San Antonio College and also as an instructor in the fire science and emergency medicine school. He also taught the paramedics course at the University of Texas in San Antionio for two years and he still maintains his teaching certification for both firefighting and paramedic courses. The third and final official action up for consideration will the to consider and adopt the water conservation and drought contingency plan. Three items are listed on the agenda as discussion items. The first is an update on the plans for renovation of the warehouse located at 506 N. Bridge St. that is owned by Richard McClure and the Gulf, Colorado and San Saba Railroad. The warehouse has previously drawn the attention of the council and is pegged to be refurbished by the landowner or be subject to demolition. The second is a request by Joe Sanchez to discuss unsafe and unhealthy building structures. The third and final discussion item will be a report from Brady Police Chief Tommy Payne regarding the statistics of the annual racial profiling report. The meeting will conclude following reports from the city manager and council comments.

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