Denise Zentz, who’s already the canine management officer in each the city and city of Dunkirk, is including Fredonia to her duties. Nevertheless, it’s not clear how lengthy he’ll do it and the way a lot cash he’ll make for it.
The Fredonia Board of Trustees agreed to rent Zentz, a retired police officer from the town of Dunkirk, for six months at $ 2,400 at its July 14 assembly. They initially sought to rent her for one yr for $ four,800. The trustees made a change on the final second, after discovering there was solely $ three,000 within the finances for the canine management officer place.
In a short interview on Tuesday, Zentz didn’t say that he had accepted the board’s provide, characterizing his contract with the village as “In negotiations”. She emphasised that she is Fredonia’s appearing canine management officer, and village residents with considerations about canines ought to come to her.
On the July 14 assembly, Mayor Doug Essek appeared exasperated that the board was attempting to signal a contract with somebody for more cash than accredited for his place.
“That cash has been allotted, the one cash that has been allotted and accredited is $ three,000 and this contract is for $ four,800.” stated, in response to a press release from trustee EvaDawn Bashaw that the remaining $ 1,800 may come from contingency funds. “We can not enter right into a contract with out the funds being allotted for it.”
The trustees mentioned making a finances switch, however finally determined towards it, opting to alter the size of their tour of responsibility.
“Sadly, the particular person we had in his place resigned from the place because of the approach he dealt with it,” Trustee Jim Lynden stated, referring to Josh Cybart, who resigned on July 6, then criticized village officers on the subsequent trustees assembly for his alleged mistreatment.
“Properly, I believe there’s rather more to that and we are able to go to an government session if you wish to focus on it.” Bashaw replied. Lynden refused.
Bashaw prompt modifying the contract to 6 months.
Essek and Lynden stated there was no indication that Zentz needed to do a six-month deal as a substitute of the yr that was within the authentic decision. Bashaw noticed no downside with that, noting that Zentz had already agreed to a deal and that the board may amend it nonetheless they needed.
“I do not wish to be and not using a canine management officer throughout the summer season months,” Trustee Roger Britz stated, including switch of funds for the opposite six months may be accredited at a later date, if the board needs. Trustee Scott Johnston agreed.
Bashaw stated the board initially needed to pay Zentz per canine, however they modified their thoughts and needed to pay him a stipend. She stated Zentz later responded with the next quantity than the board supplied. These apparently defined a few of the confusion over what was budgeted for the place.
Lynden voted towards the decision to approve Zentz’s amended contract, however was defeated by Bashaw, Britz, and Johnston.
Nevertheless, with Zentz’s remarks on Tuesday, it seems that even the modified deal is much from safe.