CBRM meets in-camera to deal with contracts, CAO
SYDNEY — An in-camera meeting of Cape Breton regional municipal council this week was expected to update councillors on the next steps for searching for a new chief administrative officer as well as the status of contracts for inside and outside workers. Speaking to reporters prior to the meeting, Clarke said no recommendations were due to come out of the closed-door meeting. “These are only briefings, there are no decisions being rendered,” he said.
There is also an ongoing review of the pension system, as the CBRM considers moving into the provincial government pension plan, for which councillors were also expected to receive an update. The five-year contracts for inside and outside workers are due to expire this fall, Clarke said.
While Michael Merritt officially gave the three months notice of his official June 30 departure as CAO, as required by his contract — with vacation credits owed, he left last month. He was hired in July 2014, and started in the position that October.