Wednesday, July 12, 2006

BoS Special Meeting 7/10/2006

Sarah Mausolf (Express Times) and Joe Nixon (Morning Call) reported on the night's meeting and their interviews with Solicitor Karl Kline, Attorney Lawrence Fox (representing Kichline), and Board Chairman David Hoff after the meeting.

The Board met in an Executive Session for nearly 3 hours. When they came out, Kline stated that "the purpose of the Executive Session was to discuss a personnel matter and that no action was taken by the Board during the Executive Session." Kline the said that the person who was the subject of the session was Township Manager Cathy Kichline adding that under the 2nd Class Township Code, the Township Manager "serves at the pleasure of the Board" and can be removed from that position "for any reason or for no reason" at any time.

Kline went on to state that "at this time the Board has decided to move forward in another direction and to terminate the employment of Township Manager Cathy Kichline effective immediately." Chairman David Hoff moved to do that. The motion was seconded by Supervisor John Ackerman. Kline asked if it was clear that the Board was acting under the 2nd Class Township Code to terminate at the pleasure of the Board and that there was not a question of termination for willful misconduct. The motion was amended to include that "purpose." The vote was 5:0.

On 7/12/06 Mausolf followed up with a second Express Times article of interviews of some Township residents and Supervisors. Please read the all of the newspaper articles for more information.

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