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Eagle town manager remains on paid leave; board in executive session June 9

John Schneiger
Special to the Daily |

EAGLE —Town Manager John Schneiger remains on “indefinite paid administrative leave” from his town of Eagle post.

The Eagle Town Board announced he was being placed on leave on May 23. On Friday, the town board has scheduled a special, executive session to discuss “negotiations.”

The agenda for this closed-door session does not indicate that the board will discuss Schneiger’s employment with the town, but negotiations with Schneiger would constitute a legal executive session for the board. The agenda states “Pursuant to CRS 24-6-402(4)(e)(I) for the purpose of determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations; developing strategy for negotiations; and instructing negotiators and pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(b), to receive legal advice on specific legal questions.”

When they placed Schneiger on paid administrative leave last month, town board members declined to elaborate about the purpose for the action, which was announced at the conclusion of a more than one-hour executive session. Schneiger was present for part of the closed-door session but left the room roughly a half hour before the board reconvened in open session.

Schneiger has served as Eagle town manager since May 2016, and this is his second paid administrative action in the past month.

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On April 30, Schneiger began a two-week paid suspension from his job while the town board selected an independent, outside consultant to conduct his one-year performance review. The review included interviews with staff and board members. The review was completed and Schneiger returned to work May 15.

The May 23 session was the first town board meeting after town board members received Schneiger’s evaluation results. Town Planner Tom Boni has served as acting town manager since Schneiger was placed on leave.

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