HUDSON: Fire Chief Robert Carter was honored by City Council at its meeting on Wednesday, the effective date of his retirement.
Mayor William Currin thanked Carter in a resolution unanimously approved by council.
Carter became chief in July 2000, and was credited by the mayor for upgrading the technology of the department. He also cited Carter's leadership during two times of crisis, the floods of 2003 and the trench collapse in 2010.
During his tenure, Carter served on the board of Leadership Hudson and the Board of Directors for the County Fire Chiefs Association.
Mayor Currin cited Carter's "passion, diligence and loyalty," and said that his thanks did not come from him alone, but the 22,000 citizens of the community.