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Oneida County highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek tabbed current solid waste finance technician and highway department account technician Lisa Jolin be the interim solid waste director on Thursday.

Oneida County highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek tabbed current solid waste finance technician and highway department account technician Lisa Jolin be the interim solid waste director on Thursday.
1/5/2017 7:26:00 AM
Jolin takes over as interim Oneida County solid waste director

Nick Sabato
River News reporter

In early December Oneida County hired Junior Howard as the Solid Waste supervisor.

It seemed like a natural fit given his career in the private waste sector, but a no-compete clause from his employer in private waste has forced him to resign as the supervisor, leaving a vacancy.

The Oneida County Public Works/Solid Waste Committee met Thursday to discuss an interim plan until someone can be hired to fill that position.

The committee opted, at the recommendation of highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek, to approve the promotion of current solid waste finance technician and highway account technician Lisa Jolin to director for the time being.

"My understanding is that the non-compete clause clearly indicated that it was public and private solid waste sites," committee chairman Robb Jensen said. "Therefore, to stay in that position would have been in violation of the non-compete. His position that he vacated from the highway department - the operator technician position - was still open, so he transferred back into the highway (department)."

The committee is planning to prepare a job description at its next meeting. The group will look for an eligibility list, but Jensen said they feel comfortable with the current staffing situation for the next three months.

Jolin is going to keep her duties at the highway department, but will also take on additional duties as the acting solid waste director.

The committee determined to increase her wages considering she is set to have a workload increase and if she is not selected as the full-time supervisor at the end of the process, she will return to her previous duties and wages.

"A motion by [committee member] Scott Holewinski, seconded by Sonny (Paszak) to approve Lisa Jolin as the interim solid waste director," Committee member Mike Timmons read. "At an hourly rate of $27.58 for an average of 37.5 hours per week and to remain as the account technician for an average of 22.5 hours per week, not to exceed 60 hours per week up to a period of three months, to begin Jan. 3, 2017."

Jensen said the position will be posted despite handing Jolin the interim tag.

Nick Sabato may be reached at or via Twitter @SabatoNick.

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