AS MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE, WE ARE REGULARS AT FAT BELLY’S AND ONE OF THE MAJOR COMPLAINTS OF CITIZENS IS WHY TEBO CAN TAKE SO MUCH TIME OFF AND SECONDLY, THERE HAVE BEEN MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT RODRIQUENZ. FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, RODRIQUENZ WAS PAID FOR DOING VIRTUALLY NOTHING, THEN SHE WAS OUT AND THEN IN THE OFFICE AND SUPPOSEDLY SHE HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED FOR DUTY BECAUSE OF A SECONDARY SURGERY…I BELIEVE A PIN THAT IS REQUIRED IN ONE OF HER ANKLES. PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHO IS SPENDING THE MONEY AND WE DEFINITELY ADVISED THEM NOT TO BELIEVE THE PAPER AND THAT IT WAS NOT HELEN B MILLER. IN ANY EVENT, UNLESS I AM WRONG THE PERSONNEL MANUAL STIPULATES THE TIME OF VACATION LEAVE WHICH ALL EMPLOYEES INCLUDING OUR CONTRACT TEBO EMPLOYEE MUST ADHERE TO SO THIS IS RHETT, WILLIE AND TONJA NOT FULFILLING THEIR FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITIES. THIS IS A JOKE.
JOE IS CHECKING WITH THE FLORIDA LEAGUE TO SEE IF THE TOWN HAS FILED ANYTHING AND WE WILL KEEP YOU APPRISED.
Joe’s article on “When will the Council Decide” is right on the money, virtually and literally.
Rhett Bullard probably thought he, Willie, and Tonja could remove Helen Miller from the Council because they may have considered her a thorn in their sides. Helen Miller is far more intellectual and what is wrong with thinking big? It is better than not thinking at all and what have the three, Rhett, Willie and Tonja done on their own. We have new lighting and they are trying to get ready to work in the sewer with assistance of our illustrious Town Manager who did all the damage to Helen Miller because the three musketeers did not see fit to doing anything on their own but hid behind Stacy Tebo’s slacks/skirts since Stacy Tebo did similar injustices in DeBary.
Well Rhett, you were the one who stated that we would all hear Helen Miller’s side in the hearing…..but it is well past the seven days to have a hearing. To top it all, Rhett, you probably believed that you could attack Helen Miller on your own like you attacked Joe Griffin for his valid complaints about your handling of money.
Rhett, by allowing Stacy Tebo to take Mondays off, you stole value of her being in her office for Citizens and handling Town Business at $11,000 the first year and I am certain that we could add another $5,500.
Rhett stipulates Stacy Tebo has the right to take time off because of meetings and the like…but wait, obviously the three musketeers have never read her contract. Stacy IS REQUIRED AS PER 2.4 HOURS OF WORK TO WORK ADDITIONALLY OVER HER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:
Stacy Tebo’s contract stipulates 2.4 Hours of Work – The Manager acknowledges the proper performance of the Town Manager’s Duties require that the Manager to generally observe normal business hours and will also often require the performance of necessary services outside of normal business hours. The Manager agrees to devote additional time as is necessary for the full and proper performance of the Town Manager’s Duties and that the compensation herein provided includes compensation for the performance of all such services. The Manager will devote full time and effort to the performance of the Town Manager’s Duties and shall remain in the exclusive employ of the Town during the term of this Agreement. The Manager, with the prior consent of the Council, may accept outside professional employment which does not interfere with the Manager performing the Town Manager’s Duties. The term “outside professional employment” means professional services provided to third parties for which the Manager is compensated and which are performed on the Manager’s time off. Thus, there is no 40 hour provision but Normal business hours.
Furthermore, the Town Manager is granted the same sick/personal leave benefits as authorized by Council policies for employees. Now since Rhett allowed Stacy Tebo’s time off without other council member’s approval (I am sure Jefferson and Brown would say they also did so), the fact is, it was not brought up in meetings.
The Annual Leave given to all employees is as follows per the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual:
- Eight (8) hours per calendar month effective upon employment. (Therefore Stacy Tebo would have been allowed only 12 days in her first year or 96 hours)
- Ten (10) hours per calendar month after completion of five (5 ) years of service.
- Twelve (12) hours per calendar month after completion of ten (10) years of service. (That means Tracy Rodriquenz would have had 144 hours per year or 18 days paid of sick leave in a year and we know that this was not the case.)
- Annual leave may be accumulated, but may not exceed thirty (30 ) days or two hundred forty (240) hours unless approved in writing by the Town Manager. However, since the Town Manager is not responsible for Police officers, only the Council could approve this leave.
THE VIOLATIONS ABOVE ARE THOSE OF RHETT BULLARD AND THE TOWN MANAGER BECAUSE THE PERSONNEL MANUAL HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED OR AGREED UPON BY THE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS IN A FORMAL MEETING.
We already know that Rhett Bullard has not complied with grants such as the one relating to the community building Jefferson wished since Jefferson has done nothing for the people in White Springs. All notices were to newspapers such as Gainesville and Lake City and not the Jasper News, much less a posting of those notices on the Notice Board at Town Hall. Thank God Governor Scott vetoed the matter because if anything should be improved instead of demolished it is the Carver School. The State has grants but the State may have to own the Carver School as a museum of Black History. Yet Stacy Tebo stated to Joe that since the Town owns the Carver School, it is the officials and Tebo’s decision. Yet, it should be the Citizens because the Council was voted in to do the Citizen’s bidding and Stacy Tebo was hired by the Council. And Rhett believes he knows everything but he apparently is lacking even when it comes to the law and furthermore will not take Fred Koberlein’s advice.
It is our understanding that the Town also does not have any procedures in order to conduct a hearing. Rhett Bullard may not just lie his way through this with his musketeers because Helen Miller’s attorney has requested the procedures of the hearing so that he may prepare. What a joke.
Even I as an insurance professional had to plan in advance and determine what effect each option would have. No that is not the case with Rhett, Tonja and Willie. They think because they do not like someone questioning them, they could just get rid of that person without thinking what reactions would materialize to their original actions. Our Town Manager MPA also doesn’t seem to think outside any box and after reading her EEOC complaint, it is obvious how disorganized her thought process as well as her logic may be, if any.
Don’t forget about our Town Manager utilizing money which was stipulated in the budget only for the Special Events Committee; but yea, our Town Manager thought she could spend the money without advising the committee, but then states Helen Miller spent money without her knowledge? How about what Stacy Tebo did to the Special Events committee?
I’m sorry, but I have to advise, because of the three musketeers actions, the Town, Rhett, Stacy, Willie and Tonja are SCREWED.
Karin for the blog