…a unanimous decision by board members to submit a formal offer to
Andrea Schruijer for the position of executive director.
Absent from the meeting was board member Roy Copeland.
According to Steve Gupton, authority attorney, the three-year contract
will include a salary of $100,000 per year. As with all its employees,
the authority will pay seven percent into a retirement fund and 75
percent of health care insurance.
Schruijer, pending acceptance of the offer, will officially start
employment on July 8.
The other major announcement at the meeting was the possibility of
Wiregrass LLC exercising the option to purchase the 22.2-acre tract of
land that was originally planned to be used for the biomass facility.
“We gave them the option to purchase the land based on certain terms
and conditions,” said Gupton. “They basically sent us a certified
letter prior to June 1 stating they wished to exercise their option to
purchase the 22.2-acre tract of land within 60 days.”
“We are currently looking at the letter to understand if we agree
if they have that option and will continue our due diligence,” said
Allan Ricketts, project manager, via conference call. “We don’t know
anything other than they have sent us a certified letter indicating that
they would like to pursue that option.”
And why don’t you know anything other?
Can nobody pick up the phone and call Sonny Murphy and ask him?
You remember him, the Chairman of Sterling Planet
who recently said: