Archive for Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Basehor City Council calls special meeting for Wednesday afternoon

Possible separation agreement with Loughry on agenda

Basehor City Hall is at 2620 N. 155th St.

Basehor City Hall is at 2620 N. 155th St.

October 5, 2011

Mark Loughry

Mark Loughry

The Basehor City Council has called a special meeting for 3:30 p.m. today to consider a possible separation agreement with former city administrator Mark Loughry.

According to the council's request for the meeting, the members will consider directing City Attorney Shannon Marcano to draft a separation agreement with Loughry, to be approved by the council. The council will also consider voiding a $32,772 severance check to Loughry that has already been approved by Mayor Terry Hill.

Check back to basehorinfo.com later today for an update.

Comments

johninbasehor 2 years, 11 months ago

In order to quell the possible lawsuit from Mr. Loughry, for the accusations made against his reputation with no criminal charges ever being filed in a court of law, it will be interesting to see how much money these three council people have caused the City of Basehor to pay out needlessly. If Mr. Mertz had just followed the 10 day rule outlined in the employment contract, much of this could have been averted. I wonder if the other reasons for the firing given by Mr. Mertz will ever come to light, or was this all just over 1/2 of the family health insurance costs? So much was made about paying for 1/2 of his family's health insurance, yet these council people vote to pay a million dollars for an empty road between 155th and 158 st. at Wolf Creek Parkway. With crumbling roads in the city, it is tough to swallow that million dollars for a road to nowhere!

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Thinkaboutit 2 years, 11 months ago

I agree jgreen.... If Loughry deserved to be fired then I am glad it was done. I do wish that council/Mertz could have waited ten days and not broken Mr. Loughry's contract, but that would mean that Mertz and his two groupies would have to be facing Loughry to fire him instead firing him while on vacation. After all, the last time they had a vote concerning Loughry and he was present, all 5 members voted to keep him. I am sure this is going to cost us all some money in a city with already high taxes. From what I have heard and read, Mertz did have some other reasons such as criminal activity but that was found to be untrue and Mr. Loughry was not charged with any crimes. Guess it's kinda our fault for allowing Mr. Mertz to get a council seat unopposed!

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