The new Star Fire Commission will meet Tuesday night to start rebuilding the commission and trying to find a solution to its dysfunction and debt.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Star City Hall, 10769 W. State St.
All three fire commissioners abruptly resigned March 8, leaving the broke fire district without enough directors to conduct business.
The Star Fire District suffers from budgeting errors, overspending, a lack of oversight, revenue shortfalls, and a failure to comply with adopted policy, said Commissioners Gunnar Howarth, John Miller and Jeff Sedivec in their resignation statement.
The district overspent its $1.3 million budget by hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past three years.
Gov. Butch Otter on March 29 appointed two commissioners Ryan Henson, an attorney and business owner, and Stephen Donahue, a commercial airline pilot and deputy chief of Caldwell Fire and Rescue.
Henson and Donahue are responsible for choosing the board's third commissioner.
On Tuesday, Henson and Donahue will hold their first official commission meeting, during which they are slated are to declare the third seat vacant and open it to applications.
They are also slated to appoint a secretary, treasurer and attorney and to develop a short-term operations plan including reviewing all contracts and ordering an audit to determine the districts current financial state and financial obligations.
Once the new commission is fully in place and up to speed, it must decide how best to continue providing fire protection services to the district. Options include continuing under a joint operating agreement with Eagle Fire Department, providing its own fire service, or contracting with the city or another fire district.