Raisin Township safety director resigns

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Raisin Township Public Safety Director Scott Lambka submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday, Aug. 26. His last day is September 5.

Lambka wrote in his letter, “I have accepted a position with another department that will further my growth and development in my career. I have enjoyed working at Raisin Charter Township and will miss my colleagues. However, this new position will challenge my growth and further my career.”

Lambka did not say with whom his new position was with. A voice message left for Lambka on Thursday was not returned.

He also wrote that he would be willing to stay on as a part time administrator until January 1 to help the transition, if the Raisin Board of Trustees allows him to.

“During the days to come, I am willing to help you in any way to make the transition as smooth as possible,” Lambka wrote. “This includes assisting in recruiting and training my replacement.”

In his letter, he urged to let him know if there was anything specific he could do during the transition period.

Lambka suggested that the board do away with the Public Safety Director position and return to a police chief and fire chief system.

At the March 4, 2013 Raisin Township Board of Trustees meeting, the board created the Public Safety Director title and promoted Lambka to that position. The position was created when then Fire Chief Richard Renard retired.

Previously, Raisin Township had a Department of Public Safety, but the police department became a separate entity in 2005.

Lambka wrote, “This [position] has created an administrative quagmire that really hasn’t benefited the Township at all,” recommending that the township “promote from within the current employees and redistribute the work load appropriately.”

“We’re very saddened, but happy for him,” said Jim Palmer, Raisin Township Interim Superintendent. “This is a great opportunity for Lambka’s career and family.”

Palmer did not elaborate if the position would be filled or eliminated.




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