Here are some key dates:
On April 19, Jim Moore, the former chairman of Memorial’s board, signed the terms of the agreement – just the terms, not the final agreement – with Larry McEvoy.
On April 23, Moore met with the council is closed executive session to present the separation package, or at least that McEvoy was going to pocket 18 months pay, or $1 million. Council President Scott Hente said Moore didn’t disclose the other terms, including the Toyota Camry or the $20,000 to help McEvoy find a new job. Sill, Hente said none of his colleagues raised any objections at that point. To be fair, the council had been meeting for hours by that time, but again, nobody objected.
On April 27, The Gazette reported the details of the separation package, which sparked public outrage. Mayor Steve Bach called for the removal of the board.
On April 28, Hente and council President Pro Tem Jan Martin met with Moore and Vic Andrews, another member of Memorial’s board, to express the community’s opposition. Hente said he walked away from the meeting thinking “we might get some resolution.”
On April 30, the former Memorial board votes to reaffirm the separation agreement, and at 7:15 p.m., Moore met with McEvoy and closed the deal by signing the final agreement.
Did council screw up?