In closed session, three members of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission discussed possible performance standards with Fire Chief Patrick Reitz. Commissioners Jerry Buchanan and Larry Donahoo were out of town.

After the meeting, Commission President Jeannine Charles-Stigall reported the session would be continued in October so that Buchanan and Donahoo could participate in the discussion and decision.

No action was taken during the closed session, said Charles-Stigall.

When asked prior to the closed session how the commission could decide on performance standards for the chief in the absence of a set of goals or objectives for the district, none of the commission members responded.

In other business, on Tuesday, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the $425,000 property tax advance to IFPD. On Monday, Oct. 1, Reitz said the funds had been received.

At the meeting, when asked for the district’s cash flow analysis for the next two years, Chief Reitz said none was available.

“This process started prior to my arrival, but I’m conducting a review,” he said, “looking at the budget with tight reins.”