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Library chief's future on supervisors' plate
3/3/2013 5:58:00 AM
By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa
KINGMAN - The continued employment of Mohave County Library Director Danielle Krol is one of many items on Monday's Board of Supervisors agenda.
Krol was placed on paid administrative leave for unknown reasons Feb. 21. Interim County Administrator Mike Hendrix said the county does not discuss personnel matters.
The Board appointed Krol to the position in April.
She helped to organize repairs to the Kingman Library Branch after a burst sprinkler main flooded the library in January.
In December, one former library employee left because she said she felt bullied by Krol.
Krol was also accused of bullying employees when she served as the Mid-Columbia Library District director in Kennewick, Wash., between 2004 and 2010.
She was fired after she used the library district's attorney to help her draw up a better employment contract without permission of the library board.
A former reporter for the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick said there was no record of any disciplinary actions against Krol by the board in her personnel file and she told him that the board never indicated it was unhappy with her work.
There's also no indication that other library districts that hired Krol before and after her firing from the Mid-Columbia district had any complaints about her.
The Board will also consider a $66,000 contract with HBM Architects of Cleveland to assess the space needs of the Kingman Library Branch.
The Board will discuss amending its contract with the Mohave County Medical Examiner by extending it for two years, paying $36,000 for improvements to the office's air conditioning and $75,000 to purchasing new vehicles for the office.
County Medical Examiner Rexene Worrell told the Board last month that she would like to retire but would stay on for a short time if the county would install air conditioning in the building and pay for new vehicles. The Medical Examiner's Office is located in Lake Havasu.
The Board will continue their discussion about the removal of the security system at the front entrance of the County Administration Building and allowing the public to bring weapons into the building.
District 2 Supervisor Hildy Angius is also asking the Board to consider creating a formula to govern how much flood control money the county gives to the cities.
She would also like to eliminate the requirement that a credit check be done on all appointees to county commissions and boards.
The Board meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.
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