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Now that Steve Gotelaere, Superior's fire chief is going to prison and has nothing to loose it would be nice if someone interviewed him to see if the Bergson fires were arson or NOT.
College Town News
Before the city's License and Fee Committee meeting in the Metro Center, Fire Chief Stephen Gotelaere submitted amendments to the Superior Property Maintenance Code, which include adding a residential rental license program to be run by the Fire Department and a city ordinance that would require an annual occupancy certificate for all commercial properties ...
Duluth News Tribune | 06/09/2005 | Assistant fire chief to take lead role
The Superior Police and Fire Commission decided Wednesday night that Assistant Fire Chief Tad Matheson will be appointed acting chief when Stephen Gotelaere retires.
...Gotelaere, Superior fire chief for 13 years, signed an agreement with the city last week to retire after it was discovered that he falsified mileage reports and a travel request.
The agreement also required Gotelaere
to forgo or pay back any money gained through the false documentation.
...Superior Police and Fire Commission President Alan Kurtz said Matheson has been acting chief previously when Gotelaere was away and has been reliable and responsible.
When asked when his
last day as chief will be, Gotelaere
Duluth News Tribune | 04/09/2005 | Twin Ports fire departments increase cooperation, reduce costs
The departments have worked together for a number of years, notably during a train derailment south of Superior in 1992 that resulted in the release of benzene over the Twin Ports and evacuations in both cities, Superior Fire Chief Stephen Gotelaere said.
Since 2005, five other Superior city ...
Since 2005, five other Superior city employees have been removed from their positions as a result of theft allegations including the city's former fire chief, Stephen Gotelaere, who was forced into retirement after it was discovered he'd falsified travel documents.
It was later discovered Gotelaere stole more than $239,000 and he was sent to prison after being convicted of felony theft.
Two other city employees -- a Superior firefighter and finance department employee -- were also removed from their positions in 2005.
In 2008, a library employee was fired as a result of theft, and last year another finance department employee lost her
job after it was discovered she
was shorting city deposits.