|Published:||Apr 19, 2010 11:29 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 19, 2010 11:29 PM EDT|
Marco Island, Fla - The Marco Island City Manager may need to find a new job.
The City Council could decide Monday night to fire Steve Thompson.
Thompson is on the hot seat after council members felt he lacked communication and judgment on key issues.
Steve Thompson has been the top dog on Marco Island since May of 2008.
Now, nearly two years later he may find himself out of a job.
If council members decide to terminate his contract, Thompson walks away with a $175,000 dollar severance package.
The cost has Marco Island residents split.
"I think it's a waste of money," said one person.
"If he's not doing his job correctly, it's our responsibility to look for someone who can do the job," said another resident.
Thompson's job is on the line after allegations surfaced he was not sharing information with city council, particularly about asbestos issues.
The Environmental Protection Agency expressed fears asbestos was improperly handled during the Collier Boulevard construction project several years ago.
Some council members claim, Thompson never fully shared that information with them.
And now the City of Marco Island could face fines from the EPA.
Thompson opponents say this decision showed a serious lack of judgement and communication and he should be fired.
But instead of terminating his contract, city councilors may also decide to launch a performance review of Steve Thompson before they make a final decision.
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