Supervisors discussed their concerns over whether the contract addresses any issues over termination. Supervisor Marty Krueger referred specifically to former administrative coordinator Renae Fry, who left the county with a $135,000 separation agreement while he served as chairman of the board. She told a Minnesota newspaper after leaving that position that she and Krueger fundamentally disagreed about the separation of responsibility between their positions.
Krueger said their problems stemmed from a lack of direction in firing the person in that position. “That person lawyered up,” and equated themselves to a department supervisor, he said during the meeting.
Krueger said he was glad to see the switch to county administrator from administrative coordinator because state law is “still nebulous” regarding the coordinator’s defined position and its responsibilities.
“It’s very clear in statute how they are hired and also how they are terminated,” Krueger said of county…