08/30/12 Chuck Dilts abruptly resigned as Culver EMS Director last week.

A member of Culver EMS for 19 years, Mr. Dilts went in front of the Town Council Tuesday night to officially notify them of his resignation and his desire to stay on in a volunteer capacity.   The Culver Town Council was also notified of his replacement.  Mr. Bobby Cooper Jr.   The Council Members had no questions or concerns regarding the resignation from Dilts and appeared to know why he was resigning.

Town Council Member Lynn Overmyer questioned rather there was a conflict of interest regarding Bobby Cooper as director of EMS.  His live in girlfriend is one of only two paid employees of the Culver EMS.    Overmyer also questioned the validity of the oversight of the Culver EMS.   Mr Cooper’s father, Bobby Cooper Sr, sits on the Advisory Board to the Culver EMS and Lynn said she had real concerns with the father, son, and girlfriend dynamic.   Jim Cleavenger, the Town Attorney, stated that the clause or conflict of interest only refers to married couples and so legally it was okay because Bobby Jr. and the girlfriend are not married.   Mr. Dilts stated, “Keep in mind that an election would be held in a few months for an EMS director and we were only talking about a very short period of time that Bobby J.r would be interim director.”

Rhonda Reinhold