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Did aldermen know fire chief getting fired?
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Questions surround who knew McMinnville Fire Chief Kevin Lawrence was going to be fired, with some members of the McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen saying they were not told, while another said the firing was actually a board decision.“I knew absolutely zero about it and I’m on the Safety Committee,” said Alderman Rick Barnes, noting he was alerted to the firing by an e-mail after the fact. “He may well have deserved to be let go, but I don’t know that because I wasn’t told.”Alderman Jimmy Haley also said he was not consulted.“I didn’t know he was going to be terminated and I’m not sure why he was,” said Haley, noting he has not been given an explanation. “I’m not sure what warranted it, but I plan to find out.