Sandy presented the Board of Directors with his resignation at Tuesday's meeting, citing health reasons. Directors reluctantly accepted the resignation, effective immediately.
Sandy served on the fire board for 14 years. In addition he was the first police chief in Danville. Colleagues say both of those positions have given Sandy a unique perspective on emergency services in the Fire District.
Fire Chief Richard Price said Sandy told him over the weekend that he would be stepping down. Price credited Sandy for his long service to the district and said he will especially miss the perspective that he brought to the board.
"Having a board member who has a lot of historical perspective was very valuable to me. That can't be replaced. I viewed him as a wise, seasoned board member and I highly valued that," Price said.
Fellow Director Roxanne Lindsay echoed Price's comments.
"He has been very valuable to the board during his time. His experience as Danville Police Chief was tremendous for us on the fire board," she stated.
The board now will begin the process of seeking an applicant to fill the vacant position. Price said details on the application process will be available on the district's Web site at www.firedepartment.org/board.