City Board terminates Lee’s employment

Jim Lee

Jim Lee

With five aldermen present Thursday morning, the Fayetteville Board of Mayor voted unanimously to terminate Jim Lee from his position as city administrator.

The vote came after a lengthy discussion of various points included in Lee’s contract which expired last October, what it means to be an “at will” employee of the city, and aspects of the city’s personnel policy. How the situation was handled was also discussed as officials defended their actions under Tennessee’s public meetings or sunshine law.

Generally, though, board members described what they termed as consistent behavior that to them warranted termination.

The discussion, as well as the board’s actions, will be covered in detail in this week’s edition of The Times.

The board did vote to have a called meeting following their work session, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, March 7, on the second floor of the municipal building. The call will see the board address issues relating to hiring an interim city administrator and a time schedule for hiring Lee’s successor.

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10:45 am