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DCC Executive Session Minutes 2003-08-28

An Executive Session of the County of Dukes County Commissioners was held Thursday,
August 28, 2003 at 5:45 p.m. in the conference room of the County Administration Building, notice of such meeting having been posted as required by law.

Commissioners Present: Leonard Jason, Jr.; Robert Sawyer; Leslie Leland; John Alley, Chairman; Nelson Smith; Paul Strauss; Roger Wey.   
Also Present:  Marsha Smolev, Executive Assistant; Dianne Powers, Acting County Manager; E. Winn Davis.

Chairman Alley said there was $71,750 in the budget for the job and asked what Mr. Davis was looking for.  Mr. Davis said that would be okay.  There was discussion of including $1500 that Mr. Davis requested for professional dues and training, as well as a laptop so Mr. Davis could work on the boat while he commuted.  Mr. Davis also requested a car and the Commissioners agreed even if the County car wasn’t a choice, they could lease something.  Mr. Davis requested four weeks vacation.  After the Commissioners discussed the vacation request, Mr. Davis suggested being allowed 1.5 weeks in the first six months and the rest in the next, agreeing to the three weeks.  In the next two years of the contract, however, he would get four weeks (20 days.) Commissioner Sawyer spoke of comp time, saying nobody would keep track if Mr. Davis left early for the weekend, for example, but Commissioner Leland disagreed.  Commissioner Strauss cautioned not to mix vacation with flex time.  Ms. Powers reviewed the points discussed and said she would draft the contract.  Mr. Davis said rather than deciding on year two salary now, it would be appropriate to have a review after the first year and negotiate pay. There was some discussion about the car, adding that Mr. Davis would not incur expenses for maintaining it, though parking could be a problem.  Mr. Davis agreed that he didn’t accrue sick time but if he were sick, he would stay home.

A meeting was scheduled for Thursday, September 4th at noon, with hopes that the contract would be completed.

Chairman Alley called for a Roll Call vote on to adjourn Executive Session: Commissioner Sawyer – aye; Commissioner Wey – aye; Commissioner Jason – aye; Commissioner Smith – aye; Commissioner Strauss – aye; Commissioner Leland – aye; Chairman Alley – aye.

The Commissioners adjourned at 6:13 PM.


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