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UPDATED: Mid-Coast Solid Waste calls emergency meeting to hire new facility manager

By Susan Mustapich | Jul 06, 2019

ROCKPORT — A new Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corp. facility manager was hired July 5, but the name is not being announced until the new hire signs an amended contract.

The MCSWC Board and Executive Committee held a closed meeting July 5 during which slight edits were made to a contract, according to board member Owen Casas. After the closed meeting ended, the board voted to hire a facility manager under the proposed contract, with minor edits. Board members agreed not to disclose the name of the newly hired manager until the edited contract is completed and signed, Casas said in an email.

While most members voted in favor of the hire, the vote was not unanimous, according to Casas.

The MCSWC Board is made up of representatives from the towns of Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville and Hope. Town managers from each of the four towns, plus Casas, who is board chairman, make up the Executive Committee. The town managers are not voting members.

Under Maine law, public entities can conduct closed meetings, where the public is not allowed, to discuss personnel matters. The decision and vote to hire cannot be made during the closed meeting, and must be done during an open meeting.

An emergency meeting of the MCSWC Board was announced at 5:15 p.m. July 4, to take place July 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the transfer station facility in Rockport.

The stated purpose of the meeting was the hiring of a new manager for MCSWC, according to Casas.

Normally the board's meetings take place in the John French Jr. Conference Room in Camden, which is set up to broadcast meetings to the public via YouTube. On July 5, the offices of the four member towns were closed for the July 4 holiday.

The transfer station facility in Rockport has been without a manager since January, when former manager Jim Guerra submitted his resignation letter. The Executive Committee has served as the facility manager since that time.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: SYD LEACH | Jul 05, 2019 20:43

WOW..Haven't heard a thing until, Now..And I work there.....surprise surprise.....


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