NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh may be one step closer to hiring a permanent fire chief. Assistant Chief Terry Ahlers has been serving as acting chief.
The city’s Civil Service Commission Wednesday certified the list of candidates who took the test earlier this year and passed it.
Civil Service Administrator Michelle Mills announced that three people took the exam and all three passed it. Under civil service law, at least three people must pass an exam in order for one person to be appointed from the list. In Newburgh, the city manager selects the successful candidate from that list.
The job comes with a residency requirement and while Ahlers would like the job permanently and City Manager Michael Ciaravino would like to appoint him to it, he lives in the Town of Newburgh.
When the city manager will name a new chief is unclear at this time.