More details are expected to emerge on what prompted the city manager to suspend the fire chief.
CANANDAIGUA — More details about the suspension of Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette are expected to emerge later this morning.
A civil service hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Marentette was suspended without pay for 30 days in January. The suspension remains in place, although city officials said he now is being paid.
City Manager Ted Andrzejewski said in early January the suspension was over “internal policies.” He has declined further comment.
Marentette has worked in fire service for over 30 years and was appointed chief in Canandaigua in 2011.
His attorney, Michael Harren with Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina P.C., has characterized the charges as largely times keeping issues and opposes the charges.
The hearing today is open, which Harren said is Marentette’s decision and reflects the fire chief’s desire for others to hear the whole story on the charges and form their own opinions.
The hearing is expected to last the day and could stretch into tomorrow.
Earlier this month Canandaigua volunteer firefighters attended a City Council meeting to show support for Marentette. Volunteer Adam Faville said at the time Marentette was unjustly suspended.