City hires firm to investigate firefighters union claims

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 11:33 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 11:41 a.m. CDT

Newton City Council called a special meeting for Monday night with regard to the retention of services of Two Solutions LLC for administrative reviews to begin an investigation of the performance of Newton Fire Chief Jerrod Wellik (far right). The investigation is in response to the Newton Association of Professional Fire Fighters Local 1457 vote of “no confidence” in Wellik’s leadership. The motion to retain the services of Two Solutions LLC passed unanimously without discussion.

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