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Miami Twp. ending employment of compliance, ethics officer

Miami Township is moving to reach a separation agreement with its chief compliance and ethics officer.

Township trustees voted 2-1 this afternoon to end the employment of Mukesh Singh effective Dec. 31. Singh is under contract through 2020, according to the township.

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“Upon the execution of a separation agreement the employment agreement will end effective Dec. 31, 2017,” according to the resolution approved by trustees.

Board of trustees President Andrew Papanek and Eric Flasher voted in favor of the move; Vice President Doug Barry did not. The vote followed a nearly 40-minute executive session.

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Papanek declined comment after the vote. Flasher and Barry did not immediately return messages.

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Singh, whose contract approved last year pays him $119.46 per hour in a part-time capacity, joined the township in 2013 following a series personnel shake-ups that included firings, lawsuits and settlements.

His employment became a campaign issue in this fall’s election when challenger Donald Culp funded a campaign mailer saying Singh’s contract is “poor judgment and mismanagement of our tax dollars.”

John Morris and Culp won the seats held by Papanek and Flasher, who finished third and fourth, respectively, in a five-way race.

We have reached out to Singh and will update this story with his comments if he responds.

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