Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Mayor Names Peck Interim Director

Monday’s City Council agenda had an addendum in the form of a letter from Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs informing City Clerk Laddie Wyatt that the mayor was naming Douglas Peck as acting director of Administration and Finance until such time as the post can be filled permanently.

During the meeting, the council members agreed without discussion to move to the agenda a resolution allotting $12,000 in relocation funds to Douglas Peck. The resolution will be up for a vote Wednesday at the regular meeting, 8 p.m. Wednesday at Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.

By way of explanation, City Administrator Marc Dashield said Peck currently lives in Ohio. He said “language will be added” to the resolution to specify the time by which the relocation must be done.

Dashield has been acting department head in addition to his other duties since the departure of A. Raiford Daniels late last year. The city has a 90-day limit on acting appointments. The mayor has the power under the Municipal Code to make such interim appointments without seeking council advice and consent.

No salary or other information was given Monday. If Peck receives advice and consent of the City Council, his term would end Dec. 31, 2009, when the mayor’s term ends.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If for some reason this guy is not appointed by Council, which seems highly unlikely, or even when the Mayor's term expires, he will probably end up working for the PMUA. Maybe the PMUA should kick in some money for his relocation now.

$12,000 for relocation. Just what does this cover. Will the City just fork over a check for $12,000 to this guy or does he have to pay his way and then get reimbursed. Does this amount provide for Hotel stays and meals until he finds a place to live in Plainfield????? The writing is on the wall and will probably be approved by Council but why not make this guy pay his relocation and then submit actual bills to the City to be reimbursed up to $12,000 instead of handing over a fat check all at once?

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I certainly hope he is staying in Plainfield, and not somewhere else. And if he winds up working here, buys a home in Plainfield. Right Ms. Mayor?

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your comment makes sense to me. But if it makes sense, it will never happen in Plainfield.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that this is what your federal income tax allows you to deduct. WHY are we doing this! Not bad enough we have to pay for the FEED Bag for Council and gas/car for people to commute to their jobs (Helwig/Dashield/Mayor),
body gards,heliocopter rides...... WAKE UP PEOPLE YOUR TAXES ARE GOING UP BUT THEIR PERKS DO NOT STOP!!!!!

2:32 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home