Library Director Is Leaving

Library Director Is Leaving

There are 8 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 4, 2008, titled Library Director Is Leaving. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Canton Public Library Director Kathy Cockcroft is leaving after eight years in the job.

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LIbrary Fan

Ridgefield, CT

#1 Jan 5, 2008
Why would Mr. Fetherston want to rewrite the job description? If Ms. Cockcroft did such a tremendous job, and will be difficult to replace, is there really a need to make any changes? Paul have you ever heard "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it?"

Another loss for Canton. Best of Luck Ms. Cockcroft!
Lets spend cash

Avon, CT

#2 Jan 6, 2008
I am sure the town's attorney will be consulted as well. One more year and we can be writing a new job description for CAO. Hopefully our new administration is on board and have plans for creating that vacancy!!!
trouble in paradise

Danbury, CT

#3 Jan 6, 2008
Wake up Mr. Barlow.....this is Fetherston's modus operandi. All your department heads are leaving. At least those intelligent enough to leave are. Those that remain are a joke. you should spend some time reviewing exit interviews or contact previous employees of the town to realize what its like working for this thin skinned, ego maniac, napoleonic, I love mary , CAO
Cock a doodle doo

Danbury, CT

#4 Jan 7, 2008
It should not be a surprise to anyone that is intimately familiar with the ongoings at town hall that another department head is leaving employment. This mass exodus certainly coincides with the CAO's arrival and will probably continue until he leaves or has replaced everyone with someone that he has hired. Nepotism at its best right here in the coolest town in America. This would be great for TV unfortunately all were seeing are re-runs. Same action different faces.
Lets spend cash

Avon, CT

#5 Jan 8, 2008
I bet somebody from Simsbury or who went to AOF gets hired.
Get Real

Gales Ferry, CT

#6 Jan 8, 2008
What are all of you complaining about. She is leaving for personal reasons, not because of the CAO, you idiots!!!
A re-writting of the job description is what the BOS has ask the CAO to with all town vacancies in the past. That is his job and he is doing it.
As for getting Town Counsel to review the job description, what is the harm in that. I would rather have a legal document that is binding, then a legal document that someone can find a loop hole in.
Have any of you actually had any personal contact with the current CAO, if not then you have no reason to complain about him. He is just doing his job.

Avon, CT

#7 Jan 8, 2008
Get Real wrote:
As for getting Town Counsel to review the job description, what is the harm in that. I would rather have a legal document that is binding, then a legal document that someone can find a loop hole in.
I almost agreed with you until you said the comments about the job description being a legal document. Since when is a job description a legal document? It doesn't create a contract for either side and doesn't need review.

My Lord, the CAO is a lawyer so why would it need review? If it does then he's just simply incompetent as an administrator. Any manager can write a job description.

Perhaps if they offer a personal service contract you would have it reviewed, but not the posting. Turkington never had legal folks review his postings, he was just a solid administrator.
Bring Fred Back

Avon, CT

#8 Jan 9, 2008
Get Real is the screen name for Fetherstone...It has to be because nobody I know would say anything good about him. I live in the town and frequent downtown often. I wouldn't know this joker if I ran over him. I may not know the details but Simsbury and Newington basically ran him out of their towns. As soon as he got here he started looking for another job. I question his loyalty and dedication to the town. Plus, look at all the problems since then. I implore everyone to ask how much money we have spent on legal fees since he got here. All I have to say is NUTS!! to him!

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