Marinwood officials this week recognized longtime fire commissioner Ron Marinoff for his work, including helping the Marinwood Fire Department secure a new engine.
Marinoff, 82, was a key player in helping the department roll out a $492,826 engine, set to go into service May 1, Chief Tom Roach said.
“In 1977 he became a Marinwood Fire Commissioner and he’s been involved all those years on a number of levels,” said Roach, who helped recognize Marinoff at Tuesday’s Marinwood Community Services District board meeting. “He’s instrumental in getting things done.”
For more than two years, fire department officials looked into purchasing a new fire engine to replace the district’s 21-year-old model, but had trouble coming up with the money. As a representative of the community service area for Upper Lucas Valley that contracts with Marinwood for fire service, Marinoff came up with a funding scheme.
Community Service Area 13 makes up 26 percent of the fire department’s total budget, which is $2.42 million and finances 10 full-time firefighters and a fire chief. Marinoff suggested the CSA pay its share of the engine up front instead of over 10 years.