Two chiefs out in High Springs

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Some changes are underway in the small town of High Springs in Alachua County.  Both the police chief and fire chief in the city will be out of a job on Friday.  A news release from High Springs city manager Jenny Parham says there has been public discussion to combine both departments into one public safety office, under a single department head.  Affected are police chief Jim Troiano and fire chief Verne Riggall.  According to Parham’s release, Troiano has a contract until Friday, and will receive a severance.  The proposed new fiscal year budget contained a salary decrease for Troiano, and the elimination of the fire chief position.  Chief Riggall said the budget changes and getting rid of the fire chief’s job made it impossible for him to continue working for the city.  His last day is Friday as well.

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