Meeting Minutes -- October 2, 2007 Special Meeting

October 2, 2007
5 :30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 5:30 p.m. 

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Van Auken, N. Williams, C. Young


Also Present:  S. Rzetelny


C. McLaughlin relayed staff concerns regarding CPL guideline not to hire relatives.


The agenda was approved as written.


J. Fausone presented Eva Davis with the salary and benefits package as previously approved by the board. Ms. Davis also consented and signed a Waiver/Release for a background check, which was performed and no concerns were discovered. Ms. Davis countered CPL's offer as follows:

  • Salary of $88,000 with a performance bonus of $4,000 after 90 days. 

Four (4) weeks vacation, waiving the 1 year waiting period and allowing ½ to carry over to the next year.

Waive the three (3) month waiting period for holiday pay.

Severance Package of six (6) months salary if terminated within the first 2 years.

Trustee Snow disagreed with the counter-offer asking what value Ms. Davis brings as opposed to the other candidates. Trustee VanAuken expected a counter-offer and felt it was in line with industry standards. Trustee Williams was concerned with the three (3) month peformance bonus stating that three months is not enough time to prove performance.

J. Gillig moved and N. Williams supported the motion to offer Eva Davis:

  • Starting date of January 1, 2008 

Base salary of $88,000. 

A $4,000 performance bonus - ½ paid at three (3) months and ½ paid at six (6) months. 

Vacation time of four (4) weeks immediately with carry over of no more than 20 days as per current policy.

Waiver of the three (3) month period for paid holidays. 

Severance package of six (6) months base salary if terminated without cause within the first two (2) years. No severance if fired for cause.Aye: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, C. Van Auken, N. Williams Nay: G. Snow Abstain: C. YoungThe motion passed 10/07-02-1 The board discussed and will permit Chairman Fausone to reasonably negotiate the counter offer on their behalf, if necessary.G. Snow moved and C. Young supported the motion to offer the Director's position to L. Papa at $85,000 if E. Davis refuses the counter offer presented.Aye: G. Snow Nay: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, C. Van Auken, N. Williams Abstain: C. Young The motion failed


C. McLaughlin reiterated the need for a written policy regarding hiring relatives. The board will address writing this policy with the director.


Meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

James Gillig - Secretary-Treasurer