Zephyrhills council takes aim at fire chief

Update: Published reports state that Verne Riggall resigned as the Zephyrhills fire chief on Friday, leaving the city council with the job of appointing an interim chief Monday night. Zephyrhills Fire Chief Verne Riggall followed his former city manager, Jim Drumm, from High Springs. But he might soon be following him out as well. Steve Spina, who replaced Drumm on an interim basis as … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills cancels fire station meeting Tuesday

A meeting set up to talk about potential cost overruns at Zephyrhills Fire Rescue Station No. 2 Tuesday night has been cancelled. The city council will instead take up the nearly $250,000 in overruns in a massive renovation project at the fire station during its regular June 9 meeting, City Clerk Linda Boan said. In a memo to the council, acting city manager Steve Spina said that he had … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills council, Drumm disagree on severance package

They struggled over the difference between employees who are paid by the hour, and those who work on salary. They at times seemed confused about why they were negotiating a settlement in the first place. And they even started to replace someone before he even had a chance to offer his resignation. But one thing that seemed quite clear from Wednesday night's special meeting of the Zephyrhills … [Read more...]