GLEN ROCK, NJ – The borough administration said the headline that said DPW director Greg Toro was fired is false.
Greg Toro was not fired, as previously indicated in a TAPinto story.
While being fired is a serious and technical issue, Monday's Council meeting in which several members of the public came out to speak on Toro's behalf left many baffled.
The testimonials were glowing. At least one person said he didn't know the Council was discussing Greg Toro being "fired" and he was not corrected.
While Toro was not dismissed, the reasons for several individuals rallying around his employment continuing are not clear. But again, he was not fired.
At the Sept. 9 Borough Council meeting, borough labor attorney Jay Garcia said it was a personnel matter and Toro was in support of talking about his work in public, asking him during the public comment section if that was appropriate. He said it was appropriate to discuss the matter at that time.
“The borough can terminate an employee for any reason, any time,” Garcia said on Sept. 9. “We have decided to part ways amicably and resolve any issues in a separation agreement.”
The Borough Council said it could not comment on a personnel matter.
Toro did not speak publicly about the matter, although he waived his right at that meeting to have the matter held private.
Because it is a personnel matter, neither the borough nor Toro have commented on why the two are discussing a separation agreement.