Special meeting leads to resignation
During a special and closed meeting Tuesday, Sept. 29, the City of Sweet Springs discussed legal and personnel matters -- particularly, Brandon Foose's position as Water and Wastewater Superintendent.
The Saline County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed child molestation charges against Foose Wednesday, Sept. 22.
A copy of the City's meeting minutes shows that "Mayor Kinney stated that based on the employee handbook, the City assumed Brandon Foose had resigned from his position... since he has not presented himself for work." It's reported that he also has no leave available to cover the time taken off.
A unanimous vote by the Board of Aldermen accepted Foose's resignation based on the use of unauthorized leave.
The board voted to offer the position to Chad Eckhoff. Eckhoff recently urged the board to separate the water and street departments. Should he not accept the position, the board will advertise for the "water/wastewater position with licenses and supervisory experience," according to meeting minutes.
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