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CMC board hires law firm for personnel issues

Heather McGregorPost Independent EditorGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – In a special telephone meeting Friday morning, the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees retained the Carbondale law firm of Whitsitt & Gross P.C. to provide legal advice on personnel matters.In a telephone interview after the board meeting, Board President Glenn Davis of Avon said the move is a “new relationship for the college.” CMC has not previously used legal counsel specifically focused on personnel, he said.An executive session to discuss personnel matters is the first item of substance on the agenda for the trustees’ regular monthly meeting, set for 9 a.m. Monday in Glenwood Springs.Davis said he was “not at liberty to discuss what the subject matter is” for the Monday executive session. He said it may or may not relate to the college’s contract with college president Stan Jensen.”The trustees would like a little more knowledge about all matters related to personnel,” Davis said, explaining Friday’s move to retain the law firm.Also on the agenda for Monday’s board meeting is approval of the financial audit, certification of the CMC property tax mill levy, a resolution on spending year-end reserves, approval of the 2012-14 strategic plan, further discussion of criteria for recognizing employee domestic partnerships and planning for the board’s trip to Washington. D.C.

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