[This post was written by Steve Klein. Klein is a former Mayor appointee to the Yelm Library Citizens Advisory Board and subsequently that Board’s chosen Chair.
TRL’s Crose has commented on the Yelm Library issue several times on this blog. ]
Chelsea Krotzer reports in The Olympian today:
“The Timberland Regional Library board has put its director on administrative leave.
Thurston County representative Emmett OConnell said library director Michael Crose was put on paid administrative leave at the boards Feb. 22 meeting.
Crose served as manager of administrative services starting in 2006 before becoming interim executive director. He was hired as director after several efforts to recruit candidates in 2010.
‘It gives us time to evaluate his performance,’ OConnell said. ‘Beyond that, its a personnel issue right now, and any discussions we have had have been confidential.’
The board is meeting at noon Friday to discuss Croses performance.”
Of course, TRL employee, Yelm Library staffer and Yelm City Council member Mike McGowan was giving kudos at last night’s Council session to the over $2 million cost to purchase the 2nd floor condo that will house the Yelm Library, over one million of which is interest expense on low-interest bonds.
Isn’t over $2 million dollars for a less-than-desirable second floor facility, and one that is very large and with limited parking too high a price to put on the backs of Yelm citizens?
Time will tell.
Seems this city spends money like “drunken sailors” during this difficult economy.