Departure creates vacancy in Macomb Township Supervisor’s Office

By: Alex Szwarc | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published February 12, 2020

 Macomb Township Deputy Supervisor Francesca Biondo’s last day with the township was Jan. 24. When asked if Biondo was fired, Macomb Township Supervisor Janet Dunn said, “She’s no longer working here.”

Macomb Township Deputy Supervisor Francesca Biondo’s last day with the township was Jan. 24. When asked if Biondo was fired, Macomb Township Supervisor Janet Dunn said, “She’s no longer working here.”

File photo provided by Macomb Township

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — On the heels of a township employee being placed on administrative leave, another individual is no longer employed with the township.

Macomb Township Deputy Supervisor Francesca Biondo’s last day on the job was Jan. 24, soon after general counsel and Human Resources Director Tom Esordi was placed on administrative leave.

When asked if Biondo was fired, Macomb Township Supervisor Janet Dunn said, “She’s no longer working here.”

At the time Biondo was hired in September, the township cited an increased workload of new projects underway in Macomb Township and the upcoming census as a couple of reasons for her appointment.

In her role, Biondo assisted in day-to-day operations.

Dunn said Biondo’s employment with the township “just wasn’t working out.”

In January, the Board of Trustees approved a 2.5% cost-of-living raise for a couple of township positions, including Biondo’s.

In September, Dunn said the township was shorthanded of workers.

Dunn said the responsibilities of a deputy supervisor include answering phone calls and reviewing information packets for board meetings.

With Biondo’s departure, Dunn said it leaves her with no help in the Supervisor’s Office.

Prior to accepting the job, Biondo, of Macomb Township, said she was an office manager for 17 years and also worked as a legal secretary.

In her first week on the job, Biondo told C & G Newspapers that for the last year and a half, she was looking at different open positions and was interested in getting more involved in the township.

Her salary was $78,820.

Dunn repeated the line, “It just wasn’t working out,” in response to if Biondo leaving the township was related to Esordi being placed on administrative leave.

Prior to her appointment, the position of deputy supervisor was vacant for about a year.

Biondo’s departure is the latest in township employee news. Also in January, in addition to Esordi being placed on leave, it was announced that the township elections manager retired and the township Water and Sewer Department supervisor resigned.

Dunn said she doesn’t know how soon the position of deputy supervisor will be filled.

The board’s Feb. 12 meeting agenda included a discussion regarding the evaluation of Esordi, and evaluating the reorganization of the human resources and general counsel departments.

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