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Posted on: June 25, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City of Seagoville Press Release

06/25/15 TM 72232
On June 15, 2015, the City Council officially received a letter dated June 12, 2015, from City Manager, Larry Graves, indicating that the City Council’s actions of Monday, June 1, 2015, reducing his severance package from thirty-six (36) months to twelve (12) months, were paramount to a termination to his employment agreement. The Council met on Monday, June 15, 2015, and after receiving legal advice from the City Attorney, issued its letter signed by Mayor, Dennis Childress to Mr. Graves indicating that he was not deemed to have not been terminated from his employment, thus disputing the position Mr. Graves took in his June 12, 2015 letter. The City Council requested Mr. Graves return to work on Monday, June 22, 2015. Mr. Graves failed to return to work on Monday, June 22, 2015. It is the position of the City Council that Mr. Graves’ failure to report to work is a repudiation of his contract and he has terminated his employment with the City of Seagoville, effective June 22, 2015. In conformance with the Home Rule Charter, Mr. Graves had previously designated Police Chief, Pat Stallings to act in the capacity as City Manager in the absence of the City Manager. In addition to his duties as Police Chief, Mr. Stallings shall continue to act as City Manger until the City Council can convene at its July 6, 2015 City Council meeting. The City Council at such meeting shall consider its options and determine any further interim actions, as well as the process to select a permanent City Manager.

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