Mahoning commissioners OK new one-year deal with Tablack

YOUNGSTOWN — County Administrator George J. Tablack has a new one-year deal, but one commissioner opposed the pact, citing the county’s poor economic condition.

Today’s vote to rehire Tablack was 2-1, with Commissioners Anthony T. Traficanti and David N. Ludt in favor, and Commissioner John A. McNally IV opposed.

It was the same alignment of commissioners as in the 2006 vote concerning Tablack’s initial four-year contract, which expired Saturday.

The other terms of Tablack’s contract will remain the same: a $103,809 annual salary, minus 10 percent in the form of an unpaid holiday every two weeks; and six weeks of annual vacation; and a clause requiring a lump-sum buyout equal to six months of his salary if the commissioners fire him.

McNally said he was opposed to the contract renewal because of the county’s poor financial condition, but he was willing to keep Tablack as a regular at-will employee as he was before he got his initial contract four years ago.

For the complete story, see Wednesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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