Mono Supervisors: claims, seniors, dogs and June Mt.

When the Mono Supervisors sit down to meet Tuesday, they will look at a letter from Verizon Wireless.  It’s a notice about a cell tower project in Crowley Lake – one of the cell phone dead zones in the Eastern Sierra.  This time, the project would go up on Department of Water and Power land, not in the middle of a neighborhood like the earlier, failed cell phone project.

Then, it’s on to three claims for damages, filed by James Spencer Jennings, Jimmy Lee Kerby and Richard Luman.  Recent news about Luman’s firing from his job as County mechanic and his failed appeal hearing revealed Luman’s gripes about County management. He alleged Mono officials failed to deal with a hostile work environment which led to what he described as an attack by a management worker.

Jim Kerby was reportedly disciplined for saying he witnessed Luman being assaulted by a Road Department supervisor.  The twisted plot now goes further with these claims which the Supervisors will likely reject.  Lawsuits could follow.

The Board will review how they want Senior Services to be delivered to Mono County.  Supervisor Hap Hazard wants the Board to oppose Senate Bill 1221 which would prohibit use of a dog to hunt or pursue a bear or bobcat. At the end of the meeting will come the issue of the day – closure of June Mountain. The Supervisors will talk about legal and financial impacts and possible marketing and economic development help to the community of June Lake.

Tuesday evening at 7pm at the June Lake Community Center, the June Lake Citizens Advisory Committee will meet to talk about the same issues and how the people might survive in the absence of the town’s main winter tourist attraction.  Talk is also pointed at how to save June Mountain.

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Maturity
Maturity
10 years ago

Most of us grow up, put away the childish anti-authoritarianism nonsense and realize it’s a good idea today to do a good job, follow the direction of your supervisor, and do it without violent outbreaks. There are more people today than jobs.

Get used to it
Get used to it
10 years ago

These are tough times with no let-up in sight.
If employees cannot perform (without beating on each other, etc.) there are plenty of capable people who would love to have the opportunity to serve the county.

Dingo
Dingo
10 years ago
Reply to  Get used to it

right Get, and generally speaking, SOME employers know this and take advantage of it.
Two dreaded words that I don’t even like saying but here it goes…”workplace shooting” (or is that three words). We see it in the news all too often.

taxifornia
taxifornia
10 years ago

“Mono County Supervisors are out of control and the innocent taxpayers are going to pay for their despicable behavior.”

No Way tell me it isn’t So

Scholl Bowl
Scholl Bowl
10 years ago

Wow…. Let’s see that is four employees now that have filed lawsuits against Mono County…. Jimmy Lee Kerby Richard Luman Jon Madrid James Spenser Jennings Do you see there is a pattern here folks?…. Mono County Supervisors are out of control and the innocent taxpayers are going to pay for… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
10 years ago
Reply to  Scholl Bowl

Technically, these are claims, not lawsuits.
Benett

just one
just one
10 years ago

He is a good man who gave 20 years in service to Mono County and in exchange for that and once again because he refused to follow an unfair and horrible descision of his supervisor, he was declared insubordinate and let go. This is how we reward decades of loyal… Read more »

just one
just one
10 years ago
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plus, in all cases except for one. All of these men were under the SAME supervisor

Questions
Questions
10 years ago

Who is James Spencer Jennings

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
10 years ago
Reply to  Questions

We don’t know but will check it out.
Benett