Regional District administrator reinstated

  • Feb. 14, 2007 2:00 p.m.

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte regional district board has reinstated administrator Janet Beil, after suspending her last month. Chair Barry Pages, mayor of Masset, said the board voted to reinstate Ms Beil at a meeting on Feb. 6. However, she is now on sick leave and remains out of the Prince Rupert office where she has worked for the past 19 years. Mr. Pages said no one replaced Ms Beil while she was suspended. He did not explain why the board suspended her, saying that personnel issues are usually confidential. The regional district decided last year to hire another administrator to help out Ms Beil, but that position remains unfilled. Mr. Pages said several candidates were interviewed and the job was offered to one, but that person declined at the last minute. “We’re looking at our next steps,” he said. “We’re still recruiting.” Ms Beil, reached at her Prince Rupert home, said her doctor advised her to take two weeks sick leave but she is looking forward to returning to work. “Do you know how hard it is sitting here and not having anything to do?” she asked. “It’s breaking my heart. I just would like to go back to my job. I don’t carry animosity.” Ms Beil said her phone has been ringing all day long since news of her suspension came out, with residents of Rupert and the islands calling to offer their support. “They know I have been dedicated to the regional district,” she said. “My heart is with the taxpayers.” Normally at this time of year, Ms Beil would be preparing the regional district budget. The 2007 budget must be passed by March 31. The next public regional district meeting is Feb. 23 in Prince Rupert.

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