Defiant Hays contends it’s nobody’s business where he sleeps


KINGMAN – Carl Hays takes the position he doesn’t have to defend himself concerning allegations that he cannot legally serve as a member of the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District board of directors.


Recently terminated NACFD Chief Wayne Eder and his supporters challenge that Hays is a legitimate member of the board and they contend any action taken with Hays as a member is illegal and moot.

Where Hays resides is at issue because you must be a resident of the fire district to serve on its board. At the heart of the debate is whether or not Hays resides at his business at the Kingman Airport and whether he can legally inhabit his property that is zoned for airport development.

That business is within the fire district, but his critics say Hays doesn’t have district residency if he resides on a property illegally or that if he doesn’t live there, his residency is uncertain, which should also disqualify him from the board.

“I don’t think it’s anybody’s business,” Hays said. “I’m a legal resident, no matter what, of Mohave County, and their (NACFD) district. That’s all I want to say.”

When asked for additional clarification, Hays indicated he has security concerns with his business and he wants everyone to know that he is there on a very regular basis.

“We have a hell of a theft problem out here and I’ve done everything possible to make it theft-proof,” Hays said. “This is my official residence. This is my official address. I have no occupancy that’s approved for residential and quite frankly I don’t think it’s anybody’s business where I sleep.”

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