October 22, 2013

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October 22, 2013

TOWN OF I N D I A L A N T I C
Brevard County, Florida 32903
CIVIL SERVICE BOARD MINUTES
October 22, 2013 10:00 a.m.

PRESENT: Bernie Gott, Member
Kathryn Kowalski, Member
Irene Quilleux, Member
Jon Whitt, Member
Christopher W. Chinault, Town Manager
Laura Eaton, Town Clerk

ABSENT: Marlene Waclawski, Chairman (Excused)

I. CALL TO ORDER AT 10:00 PM

The Town Clerk called the meeting to order at 10:00 am.

Ms. Quilleux nominated Mr. Witt to serve as Chairman for this meeting. Mr. Gott seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

II. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MEETING MINUTES

A. January 23, 2013
Ms. Quilleux moved to approve the minutes. Ms. Kowalski seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

III. POST-ACTION HEARING – EDWIN DRAKE

Town Manager Chinault advised that Mr. Drake violated offense #24 under Group III offenses – driving a Town vehicle without having a valid driver’s license – and that the policy recommends termination. He reviewed Mr. Drake’s personnel file and noted that he held a pre-termination meeting with Mr. Drake and his supervisor, Ron Cassidy. Mr. Chinault stated that a driver’s license was a job requirement for his position and that this created liability for the Town.

In response to questions from the Board, Mr. Drake advised that his license was suspended for failure to have insurance. He stated that he thought the license would be automatically reinstated upon payment of the insurance and that he was not aware that he didn’t have a valid license until he received a citation approximately three months later.

Mr. Whitt moved to affirm the Town Manager’s decision to terminate Mr. Drake’s employment. Ms. Quilleux seconded. Motion carried with Mr. Gott abstaining.

IV. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 am.
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Jon Whitt
Acting Chairman
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Laura Eaton
Secretary