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3/3/2013 5:58:00 AM
Library chief's future on supervisors' plate
Danielle Krol
Danielle Krol
Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - The continued employment of Mohave County Library Director Danielle Krol is one of many items on Monday's Board of Supervisors agenda.

Krol was placed on paid administrative leave for unknown reasons Feb. 21. Interim County Administrator Mike Hendrix said the county does not discuss personnel matters.

The Board appointed Krol to the position in April.

She helped to organize repairs to the Kingman Library Branch after a burst sprinkler main flooded the library in January.

In December, one former library employee left because she said she felt bullied by Krol.

Krol was also accused of bullying employees when she served as the Mid-Columbia Library District director in Kennewick, Wash., between 2004 and 2010.

She was fired after she used the library district's attorney to help her draw up a better employment contract without permission of the library board.

A former reporter for the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick said there was no record of any disciplinary actions against Krol by the board in her personnel file and she told him that the board never indicated it was unhappy with her work.

There's also no indication that other library districts that hired Krol before and after her firing from the Mid-Columbia district had any complaints about her.

The Board will also consider a $66,000 contract with HBM Architects of Cleveland to assess the space needs of the Kingman Library Branch.

The Board will discuss amending its contract with the Mohave County Medical Examiner by extending it for two years, paying $36,000 for improvements to the office's air conditioning and $75,000 to purchasing new vehicles for the office.

County Medical Examiner Rexene Worrell told the Board last month that she would like to retire but would stay on for a short time if the county would install air conditioning in the building and pay for new vehicles. The Medical Examiner's Office is located in Lake Havasu.

The Board will continue their discussion about the removal of the security system at the front entrance of the County Administration Building and allowing the public to bring weapons into the building.

District 2 Supervisor Hildy Angius is also asking the Board to consider creating a formula to govern how much flood control money the county gives to the cities.

She would also like to eliminate the requirement that a credit check be done on all appointees to county commissions and boards.

The Board meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Article comment by: Trained observer

The two issues mentioned here bring up the fact of why is it necessary to bring in hired guns for many jobs and services when we have plenty of local talent? One population estimate lately shows Mohave County at about 200,000 people. Why do we have to hire people from outside that seem to be dismissed from two previous jobs? I am sure that someone locally must have applied for this position. The second issue is hiring a company from Cleveland. Why? Isn't there a company in AZ that does this type of consulting? This type of thing happens far to frequently here

Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Article comment by: justanobody sr

she was fired on 3/5/13,
and was confrontational with BOS too!

Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013
Article comment by: God Country and more of the same

Bos just follows is ,on to something here. His or her idea about retired professionals and experienced workers donating their time is brilliant. I'm sure that there are many among us who would help out to try and lower the tax burden for all of us. I also was outraged that they were going to a Cleveland architect to do the work. Nobody in Arizona knows how to count books. incredible.

Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013
Article comment by: F H

Thanks, Hildy for bringing to our attention that a credit check is done on those volunteering for the county's boards. Why was this ever started?

Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013
Article comment by: BOS Just Follows What Staff Says Staff Says Why Should We Do Work

What is so difficult about assessing the space needs of the library that library personnel can't do it?

Ya estimate the average book size, you estimate the space that the present inventory requires, you look at the average increase each year, you look at office and support space needs, you look at present space and propose additional room based on the study.

Why do we have to pay $66k to a Cleveland firm? The board could have put out a call to the public for those with some background who would be interested in volunteering their services to assess space needs. With a population of over 204,000 and sizable retiree/unemployed numbers the county might have been able to save that 66k.

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