Matt Sullivan

New Chapel Hill Fire Chief Matt Sullivan Discusses His Plans for the Position

After serving the fire department as the interim fire chief for over a year, Matt Sullivan knows the department is more than just him. “This is definitely not about Matt Sullivan but this is about a group of tremendously talented people at the Chapel Hill Fire Department who have always served the community with excellence,” Sullivan said. Removing the word ‘interim’ from his position, Sullivan said the change in title will reflect a change in the department. “I think a lot of times when folks looked at interim, they thought that interim signified a future change,” Sullivan said. “And...

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Matt Sullivan Named New Chapel Hill Fire Chief

Matt Sullivan was named Chapel Hill’s new Fire Chief after serving as the interim chief since May of 2015. Town manager Roger Stancil sent an email to the town council announcing Sullivan’s promotion, saying he has “ably demonstrated his skills and qualifications for this position of leadership.” “I want to send a strong message that Matt has my full confidence as the leader of our Fire Department,” Stancil wrote. “He meets my leadership interests in a Chief.” Stancil also wrote that Sullivan has become a key member of the Town’s leadership team, citing his understanding of fire service, experience...

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Chapel Hill Chops Food Truck Fees

CHAPEL HILL- The town council on Monday speedily approved a measure to reduce food truck regulatory fees from $600 down to $200. In the year since the council voted to allow more food trucks in town, only one vendor has signed up for the privilege. Many food truck operators complained that the regulatory and permitting fees, which totaled nearly $750 dollars, were too much to pay to set up shop. In response, the council voted unanimously to trim those fees down to a total of $343, which legal adviser Matt Sullivan told the council is in line with what...

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