Business as Usual for Carbondale Council
CARBONDALE-- Jody O'Guinn lost his job as Carbondale's top police officer August 19. Tuesday, the city council met for the first time since his dismissal. But, the decision that seemed to come out of nowhere, prompted little discussion among city leaders Tuesday evening.
It was business as usual for the council. No mention of the police chief's firing. The issue only came up after they opened the floor for public comments and questions. And, even then, leaders didn't say much on the topic.
Tuesday night, one man asked about city employee policies regarding termination durng the city council's public comment opportunities.
Carbondale Acting Mayor Don Monty said, "Relative to a specific personnel matter, I don't think it would be appropriate to comment at this time. I will say there are exceptions to those provisions."
Right now, city officials are still sorting through things. No word yet on when they will begin the search for the next police chief.
Jeff Grubbs is now serving in the interim. He's currently meeting with all of the police department's employees to get to the root of things. He says he's working to make the necessary changes.
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