Intervale Shakedown | Business | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
Pin It
Favorite

Intervale Shakedown 

Local Matters: "Compost Maven" placed on leave

BURLINGTON - After weeks of scandal over alleged environmental and land-use violations, Burlington's Intervale Center appears to have fired its "compost maven." On Monday, the organization placed Intervale Compost Products General Manager Holly Rae Taylor on "administrative leave." Taylor confirmed the news on Tuesday morning, but would not comment further.

Her colleagues were outspoken, though. "Administrative leave is another way of firing someone," one employee said on condition of anonymity. "The last time someone was placed on administrative leave, they didn't come back."

The ICP employee reasons that Taylor, who worked there for six years, is being used as a "scapegoat" for the operation's regulatory woes. "Holly basically overhauled ICP," the employee insists. "She never had a single reprimand; all of her performance reviews were stellar. They can't point to anything Holly's done wrong; they're just firing her."

Intervale Center Executive Director Kit Perkins did not return repeated phone calls Tuesday morning.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It
Favorite

More by Mike Ives

About The Author

Mike Ives

Mike Ives

Bio:
Mike Ives was a staff writer for Seven Days from January 2007 until October 2009.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Recent Comments

Social Club

Like Seven Days contests and events? Join the club!

See an example of this newsletter...

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2017 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation