Duane Young, one of only two chief financial officers to serve the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority since its inception in 1995, will return on Nov. 1 for a one-year term with an option to renew his contract.
Young, who also served as interim executive director for a time, will receive $135,000 for the year. Commissioners Carol Ann Brokaw said Tuesday she was voting "yes" to support Executive Director Daniel Mejias' position. Commissioner Henry Robinson and Chairman Charles Tyndale also voted "yes." Commissioner Michelle Graham-Lyons voted "no" and Commissioner Jacinth Clayton-Hunt abstained.
Young left the PMUA last spring when the board announced a search for a new executive director and CFO. The board hired Interim Director Bryan Christiansen while the search was conducted. One new hire backed out. Daniel Mejias was hired as executive director in July and has since made several changes to the staffing. Christiansen stayed on to complete some projects, but Thursday will be his last day with the PMUA. He said staff could still call him "whenever they want."