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January 11, 2012
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Despite positive review, Incline fire chief will not receive pay raise

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Mike Brown, chief of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, received a positive performance review last Thursday at the board of directors meeting.

Brown received a 4.85 out of 5 in his annual review, which is reported on in public, in front of the board, due to updates in recent years to the Nevada Open Meeting Law.

“I’d like to commend the chief on a well-run district and for keeping the board informed on what’s going on,” said director Dale Smith.

Director Wayne Fischer concurred.

“I’ve always considered our chief the best fire chief in the state of Nevada,” he said.

Despite the positive review, Brown will not receive a pay raise, said NLTFPD Business Manager Sharon Cary, due to current economic hardships facing the fire district in the context of the current recession.

“This is not a reflection on we think you’re doing,” Smith told Brown during the meeting. “It’s a reflection of the financial straits we’re in.”

Brown thanked the board, saying “it’s not just me — it’s the entire community, the district and the board” that deserve kudos.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 11, 2012 08:04PM Published Jan 11, 2012 08:02PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.