by Dennis Dalman
After 30 years of service to Sartell and LeSauk Township, Sartell Fire Chief Ken Heim will soon call it quits.
Heim told the Sartell City Council at its April 27 meeting he plans to retire from the job Dec. 31, 2015.
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity of allowing me to be chief and (for allowing me) to leave the department bigger and better . . . “Heim told the council. I always took pride in serving Sartell and LeSauk Township.”
Heim joined the department as a firefighter in 1985. After serving some years as assistant fire chief, he became chief in 1995.
After his brief announcement, the council gave Heim a standing ovation and then, one by one, they shook his hand.
“We appreciate all those years and all you’ve done for us,” Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll told him.