Suwannee Democrat


June 6, 2014

Suwannee County sets economic director contract terms


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The commissioners also elected not to put a vehicle allowance in the contract since it’s a policy the county already has in place.

“Under our current policy, don’t we already allow for that?” Commissioner Ricky Gamble asked. “That’s kind of already built in.”

The county will supply Jackson with a vehicle or reimburse him for mileage for any traveling he has to do for the county.

The board decided Jackson can be a county employee under contract and still receive county benefits. Jackson will answer directly to the board. His contract will be renewable on a year-to-year basis. Jackson will also be placed on a 90 day probation period, and could be terminated with or without cause within that time frame. 

Hiring contingent on background check

“I have to announce that we have some of the background check in our possession, part of it has not come in yet,” said Harris. “I was hoping that would be in before tonight’s meeting but it isn’t...typically all that stuff comes in at one time. We do have most of it, and so far there are no problems from what we have, it’s just we don’t have all of it.”

Harris told the board he is unsure when the county will receive the balance of the background check. 

Jackson may, or may not, agree to the terms approved Tuesday night by the board. 


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