GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC – Greenville County Council got a first look at County Administrator Joseph Kernell’s employment contract Thursday in a special-called meeting, after mounting concerns were raised over how Kernell was handling alleged leadership failures in EMS.
County Council members were given a copy of the contract during an hour and a half long executive session.
Read a copy of Kernell’s employment contract below:
Upon returning to a public meeting, County Council took a unanimous vote of confidence in Kernell.
According to County Councilman Rick Roberts, the vote came before any council members got a chance to fully review the contract.
“I would have loved to have had it earlier quite honestly, and I asked for it so we could review it and maybe have questions available, but at this point I’m ready to put it behind us,” Roberts said after the meeting.
Roberts said that the vote was intended to show confidence in Kernell’s ability to handle problems at Greenville County EMS that have been uncovered in 7News’ Reports over the weeks.
He added that County Council will eventually read the contract and give Kernell a performance review, after concerns were raised that he hadn’t received one in years.