Sunday, November 29, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Wednesday, 2/8/2006

Sylvania Township executive quits post

Peebles Peebles

Brad Peebles, administrator of Sylvania Township for three years, resigned at the conclusion of last night's meeting of the township trustees.

Mr. Peebles, 47, of Lyons, Ohio, said it was clear that there was a philosophical difference between him and the two newly elected trustees and noted that they have begun a process to search for a new administrator.

His contract was renewed in December for him to work as administrator this year for $85,000. He said a settlement has been reached in principle, and it was time for him to leave the position.

Pamela Hanley, chairman of the trustees, and Dee Dee Liedel were elected in November and joined incumbent Carol Contrada to make up the board of trustees.

Ms. Hanley said during her campaign she would seek changes in the township administration. Last night, she said an agreement with Mr. Peebles has not yet been completed, but should be presented at a trustees' meeting later this month.

Mrs. Contrada said the job of administrator is "very public and very difficult."

She said Mr. Peebles has been "the flash point for everything controversial" in the township during his tenure.

He took the heat, she said, and has been a strong advocate for the township and its employees.

After the meeting, Ms. Hanley said Susan Wood, assistant administrator, would act in the top position.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.