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Vacation time consider for new county administrator contract

Teresa Doehring’s employment as county administrator will become official when the board of commissioners next week is expected to formally present her a contract.

But a detail of the agreement hit a sticking point during Wednesday’s executive committee meeting.

Committee chairman Allen Balog said Doehring will transition into the county’s highest, non-elected position created by Pat Yoder’s retirement. Doehring will work in a dual capacity, however, as she will maintain her current job as human resources director.

The county settled on an annual salary of $93,000. Balog said he offered Doehring six weeks of vacation time.

Commissioner Kathy Pangle said she felt five weeks would be more appropriate. She said with personal and sick days factored in, Doehring could be off up to 10 weeks of the year.

Pangle suggested commissioners evaluate Doehring’s performance over 2018 and re-visit the sixth week of vacation a year from now. Commissioners agreed to the proposal and kept Doehring’s vacation allotment at five weeks.

The five-member board will likely approve the contract during their twice-a-month meeting Tuesday next week.

Doehring, 43, is a lifelong Mendon-area resident.

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