— After the Flint Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved an early retirement agreement for Michael O’Leary at its Oct. 18 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller said O’Leary has not given her his final answer as to if he has accepted the agreement.
“The ball is in his court as to whether or not he will accept our offer,” she said. Miller said she expects a formal response by the end of the month.
A call placed to O’Leary was not returned by press time.
The township first began discussions on an early retirement agreement with O’Leary, deputy building inspector for the township, after Miller brought up the topic at the Aug. 9 Board of Trustees meeting. At the time, Miller said she initiated the early retirement discussion for O’Leary as a way to reduce township expenses. During the Aug. 9 meeting, the board discovered that O’Leary still had a pending lawsuit against the township, 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.
At the township’s following meeting on Sept. 20, MIller requested the personnel item concerning O’Leary’s agreement to be taken off the night’s agenda. At the time, Miller said the item was removed due to needing further information for attorneys.