Zoning official fired

Alex Doty • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Kremmel was fired earlier this month due to job performance issues, records indicate.

“There was a special meeting held (Jan. 12) that was posted,” Robinson Township Clerk Jackie Frye said. “The zoning administrator was terminated.”

Kremmel was hired by the township in 2005 and was considered an “at will” employee, meaning her employment could be terminated at any time.

According to Kremmel’s personnel file, which the Tribune obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, complaints began to trickle in during July 2009 regarding her job performance. During this time, the township clerk began to talk to Kremmel about the need to investigate the complaints filed against her.

In February 2010, the clerk and treasurer met with Kremmel and developed a plan of action to improve her on-the-job performance. This plan called for Kremmel to do more field work, work more on her own and less with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department deputy assigned to the township, inspect violations or suspected violations of ordinances, and to advise township officials of her activities.

In 2011, the Township Board met with Kremmel and expressed frustration at her unwillingness to investigate complaints brought to her attention. She was then put on a 30-day probationary period.

The latest incident occurred during a Jan. 9 meeting, three days before her dismissal. Records state that Kremmel presented an earth change extension request to the township without determining the classification of the earth change size, and without knowing how to calculate the size of the pond resulting from the requested change.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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