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BTB Gets a New Director

BTB’s Director Karen Bevans was given her walking papers on Friday following a board decision to part ways with her.

BTB’s Director Karen Bevans was given her walking papers on Friday following a board decision to part ways with her.  Bevans was contracted under the Barrow administration with a hefty salary, and multiple allowances including a housing allowance of two thousand dollars per month.  While the BTB has noted that Evan Tillett will be the Interim Director, the release failed to notify the media, whether the BTB has opted to pay hundred of thousands of dollars to Bevans as per the contract’s termination clause.  In a time of economic constraints and proposed salary cuts, the BTB is possibly facing a payout to Bevans of about over half million dollars.  In addition, what the release failed to mention is whether the interim Director will be paid the same amount and the same benefits.  Love News did some digging earlier today, and found that Bevans had approached her superiors asking for a compromise for her to leave the BTB.  In one instance she was offered to be paid a full year upon departure but she had refused.  Other offers were made in an effort to reach a solution, but she had declined and had asked to be paid two years plus ownership of the vehicle assigned to her.  The BTB refused, and on Friday she was terminated.  Love News understands that this may end up in the courts.  As for her replacement, we were told that Tillett will not be paid the same as Bevans, and that a vacancy will be advertised for a new BTB Director.