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Mahoning commissioners OK new one-year deal with Tablack

Published: Tue, May 18, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m.

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.

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1Thewatchdog(25 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

You have to be kidding me. This guy will make 93,428 in salary per year and be off 56 days per year between vacation and one unpaid holiday every two weeks. Plus if he screws up and the commissioners want to get rid of him they need to pay him half of his annual salary just to get rid of him.

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2author50(1121 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

How many deputies could have been saved on Georgette's salary?

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3mrblue(1175 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

Another example of Mahoning County politics. A huge waste of tax payers $$.

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4CompMan(162 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

Question: Was this a 10% pay "donation" which would not affect benefits (read pension) ? How many other county employees got this deal?

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5Thewatchdog(25 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

I would like to know exactly how what his typical work week schedule is like. He could not make it in Florida so somehow he came back here and continues to live off the public. He could never make this kind of cash in the private sector.

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6wastepro(59 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

Thanks John for voting the correct way.

Ludt is out and next is Traficanti. Talk about incomptence Tablack is way over paid for the work he does.

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7Millie(192 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

The county would have been in a fisal emergency long ago if it had not been for the ability Tablack has in government finance.

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