City manager’s firing stands, will get back pay
Published: November 16,2011
GAUTIER — The city of Gautier will pay former City Manager Sidney Runnels back pay dating from Oct. 4-Nov. 15 and grant him 12 weeks of medical leave.
The Mississippi Press reports the city council also agreed Tuesday to reimburse Runnells for a nearly $1,400 insurance payment that he made after he was fired.
On a 4-3 vote the city council fired Runnels at its Oct. 4 meeting. The termination was effective immediately.
Runnels had served as city manager since 2008. Previously he had been city manager at Grenada, economic development director for West Memphis, Ark., and mayor of Canton.
Robert Ramsay, city attorney, is interim city manager.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday
- Molpus closes Fund after more than $662M in commitments
- Kemper County plant will cost at least another $496M to complete
- Cochran calls on EPA for review of Yazoo Backwater Project
- State Sen. Gandy hospitalized in South America
- Camgian launches Internet of Things product called Egburt
- Former Mississippi First Lady Carroll Waller dies at 87
- After string of losses, O'Hara sees himself as Senate 'protest vote'
- Number of requests for general election absentee ballots roughly same as primary