Oakland Township Manager Resigns after Vote to Terminate

Ann Capela Resigns after Vote to Terminate in September 29 Meeting

Ann Capela resigned just minutes after the Oakland Township Board of Trustees votes to terminate her contract at a special meeting Monday evening. The 5-2 vote comes nine months after hiring Capela. Township Supervisor Terry Gonser and Trustee Maureen Thalman voted agaist the motion to terminate.

Gonser told Rochester Media that the majority of the board “lost confidence” in Capela. Gonser said the board rescinded the termination and accepted her official resignation. The minutes of the meeting however will still document the vote. Capela was hired to replace outgoing Township Manager Jim Creech who resigned in October of 2013 after serving in that position for 15 years. The board will discuss how to proceed with the vacancy at their next scheduled meeting on October 14.

Rochester Media reached out to the five township board members who voted to terminate, however they did not respond by time of publication.

Read more background details about this story in The Oakland Press.

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