Township passes resolution for O’Leary’s retirement

— Deputy Building Inspector Michael O’Leary will retire from Flint Township at the end of the month after the Board of Trustees unanimously approved adopting a resolution to purchase service credits for his early retirement.

At the Nov. 22 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller started the discussion on the resolution, saying O’Leary had decided to take the buy-out from the township and was choosing to retire.

“MERS (Municipal Employees’ Retirement System) requires the board to do a formal resolution,” she said. For the buy-out, the township is paying MERS $14,409 for the additional credited service to give O’Leary his full retirement of 25 years with Flint Township.

The board has been discussing O’Leary’s retirement since Aug. 9, and had unanimously approved an early retirement agreement for him at its Oct. 18 Board of Trustees meeting. An issue surrounding O’Leary is his pending lawsuit against the township where he is suing the township and former supervisor Doug Carlton over an incident surrounding his failure to find major code violations for the former Beach House Bar & Grill on Beecher Rd.

Before the board voted on the resolution at its Nov. 22 meeting, Trustee George Menoutes asked whether the lawsuit was still pending against the township. “That’s a separate issue,” Miller said. No further information regarding the lawsuit was discussed.

The next meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees is 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the township offices, 1490 S. Dye Rd.

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