Commissioner Ferrell returns after back surgery

PERKINS TWP. Erie County Commissioner Tom Ferrell, who hasn't attended a commission meeting since Ma
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

 

PERKINS TWP.

Erie County Commissioner Tom Ferrell, who hasn't attended a commission meeting since March 15 because he underwent major back surgery, says he's still sore. But he said Monday he expects to attend the next regular county commission meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday at the County Services Center.

Ferrell, asked if he had to use up his sick leave, explained it doesn't work that way for elected officials. By state law, county elected officials keep their regular salaries as long as they attend at least one meeting every 90 days, he said.