Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
East Hawkesbury CAO resigns
Linda Rozon is no longer chief administrative officer of East Hawkesbury Township.
Rozon resigned her position effective the end of June after close to four decades as a township employee. Besides her duties as CAO before her resignation, she also doubled as the township treasurer.
Mayor Robert Kirby confirmed during a phone interview Monday that Rozon’s resignation followed upon a request from the township. He said the reason involved a disagreement over her handling of the accounting system for the township and failure to implement a computerized accounting program that the township purchased in 2003.
“It (accounts) was all pencil work and very hard to keep track of,” Kirby said. “She couldn’t handle what we wanted, and we couldn’t handle her situation.”
Mayor Kirby confirmed that township got legal advice and assistance on the matter, which included an agreement from Rozon to correct some errors in the audited accounts before her departure.
“There will be absolutely no loss to the taxpayers,” Kirby said.
The township has posted ads online and through regular media for applications to fill the CAO/treasurer position. Kirby confirmed that Robert Lefebvre, former treasurer for Champlain Township, has come out of retirement to implement the new accounting program and also manage the township’s accounts until a replacement is found for Rozon.