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#1519154 --- 08/19/18 02:25 PM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: all seeing eye]
Steve Dallas Offline
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Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
Rumor is the County Manager resigned, effective September 4.

That leaves the County with no:

County Manager

Finance Director

Emergency Manager

Confidential Secretary to the County Manager

The person offered the Water and Sewer operator job turned it down

And the Director of Public Works has no Sewer and Water experience.

This is getting better than Netflix.


None of these are State-mandated positions, and all but PW are open. Leave them open or better yet rescind them, Supervisors.

Do your job for once, and save your taxpayers some money.
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#1519163 --- 08/21/18 10:03 AM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: Steve Dallas]
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Now what ? The board will be having a special meeting to figure out what to do next. Hopefully they will admit to themselves that they really don't want a county manager, or at least admit that some of them have no intention to let a County manager manage. There are a few supervisors who act like spoiled brats who want to control everything.
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#1519164 --- 08/21/18 10:36 AM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: scwoodchuck]
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When Mitch Rowe quit, the board did not name an interim. When James Smith resigned, they didn't either.

The Department Heads ran their Departments and the Chair of the BOS did the necessary contract signing, etc. on behalf of the County.

That worked well and didn't cost the county any more money.

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Now what ? The board will be having a special meeting to figure out what to do next. Hopefully they will admit to themselves that they really don't want a county manager, or at least admit that some of them have no intention to let a County manager manage. There are a few supervisors who act like spoiled brats who want to control everything.


Edited by all seeing eye (08/21/18 02:20 PM)
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#1519167 --- 08/22/18 06:13 AM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: all seeing eye]
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Heard Mitch Rowe named interim County manager, anyone else hear that ?


Edited by scwoodchuck (08/22/18 06:14 AM)
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#1519171 --- 08/22/18 02:51 PM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: scwoodchuck]
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That must have been discussed in the Executive Session that was closed to the public. Nothing was discussed at the open part of meeting, and the board did not report any action or take any votes when the executive session adjourned.




Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Heard Mitch Rowe named interim County manager, anyone else hear that ?
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#1519175 --- 08/22/18 10:41 PM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: John Q Public]
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Does he live in the County?? I like the idea.

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#1519176 --- 08/23/18 03:32 AM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: Gdog]
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No, but they will probably waive that for ingestion.
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#1519181 --- 08/23/18 10:41 AM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: all seeing eye]
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Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
No, but they will probably waive that for ingestion.


Waive for ingestion? Does that mean they will eat him up?

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#1519182 --- 08/23/18 10:44 AM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: John Q Public]
all seeing eye Offline
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OOOPs.

Waive the residency requirement for an interim manager.


(And they will probably eat him up....)
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#1519208 --- 08/25/18 03:49 PM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: John Q Public]
pingu Offline
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why would the Seneca BOS hire back someone that quit the job or am I missing something? I meant Mitch Rowe from the earlier comments. Don't know the person but from the comments it looks like he was manager and quit.


Edited by pingu (08/25/18 03:51 PM)

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#1519214 --- 08/27/18 09:09 PM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: scwoodchuck]
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Anything new, Chuck???

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Heard Mitch Rowe named interim County manager, anyone else hear that ?
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#1519216 --- 08/28/18 07:55 AM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: all seeing eye]
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Just that the BOS may realize that they goofed and aren't going to be too happy with what comes next.
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#1519218 --- 08/28/18 07:11 PM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: scwoodchuck]
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The board named Mitch Rowe as the interim County Manager.

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Just that the BOS may realize that they goofed and aren't going to be too happy with what comes next.
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#1520562 --- Today at 12:12 AM Re: When Will The Board Get It Straight? [Re: pingu]
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I think the BOS got it straight tonight.

The board of supervisors voted unanimously tonight to rescind the EMO's resignation and allow her to return on Monday.

Taylor back as Seneca County Emergency Management Director

By DAVID L. SHAW


WATERLOO — Melissa Taylor
will resume her position as Seneca
County director of emergency management
on Monday.

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors
voted 13-0 Tuesday to
honor Taylor’s request to withdraw
her July 3 resignation letter and
to consider the period of July 3 to
Nov. 19 as an unpaid leave of absence,
allowing her to return to her
former position.

The board recently approved
a local law giving it the power to
appoint the director of emergency
management, an appointment
formerly designated to the county
manager.

Taylor’s original appointment
was made by former County Manager
John Sheppard following the
death of former director Charles
McCann. But Taylor and Sheppard
clashed earlier this year and Sheppard
suggested she be investigated.
Before that took place, Taylor
resigned and took a job in Texas.

Deputy Director Toni DiGiovine became
acting EM director. Some supervisors
felt strongly that Taylor
did a good job and took the step of
taking over the authority to make
that appointment and worked to
convince her to return.

During public comment, Seneca
Falls Police Chief Stu Peenstra
noted that the emergency management
director position is open and
he and his department support
Taylor returning “based on past experience
in working with us.”

“I felt that position was primarily
for fire management and was
driven that way. I didn’t know it
should deal with all emergency
services and she proved to have
expertise in all emergency situations.
She was very helpful to our
department, including helping us
get grants. It would be helpful to
me and town residents to hire her
back,” Peenstra said.

DiGiovine then spoke, urging the
board to bring back Taylor as director.
She praised Taylor’s expertise,
leadership and abilities, saying
Taylor was excellent at seeking
grants and working for accreditation
for the department. “It was a
huge setback to the department
when she left. It was a burden for
three of us to fill her shoes,” she
said.

She said had Taylor been on the
job when the catastrophic flooding
in Lodi took place in August, the
county would have been much better
able to deal with it.

“It would be a big relief to bring
her back. No one is more qualified
than her. She knows the county
and is well respected,” DiGiovine
said.

Later, under new business, Fayette
Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti
thanked DiGiovine and department
members Brandi Godley and
Jeff Case for their efforts since
Taylor left.

She then made a motion to waive
a requirement that her motion go
to committee first. That passed
unanimously.

“It would be in the county’s best
interest to have her come back,”
said Paul Kronenwetter, R-Seneca
Falls.

Sheppard left in August after
an independent audit of county
finances for 2017 found major discrepancies.
The board formed a special committee
on investigations to look
into Sheppard’s actions as well as
those of former Finance Director
Brandi Deeds.

That committee directed the
Sheriff’s Department and Senior
Investigator Tim Thompson to conduct
an investigation into possible
malfeasance by Sheppard and
Deeds.

Thompson and others met in executive
session with the board to
get an update on the investigation.
Undersheriff John Cleere said the
plan is to complete the investigation
by the end of the year.

In other action, the board voted
to send a motion authorizing the
acquisition of the Route 414 sewer
line from the county Industrial
Development Agency back to the
Public Works Committee for further
review.
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