Diboll City Council rejects settlement from secretary's attorney

Diboll City Council rejects settlement from secretary's attorney

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) - The City of Diboll has voted to reject a settlement package from a city employee who has accused City Manager Gerry Boren of inappropriate actions.

The vote came after an approximate 45-minute closed session.

This is the first meeting since Boren was put on probation because of the allegations from City Secretary Sarah Thompson.

On Aug. 8, the council decided to put cameras in their offices to track everyone in the city offices. Thompson, who's on paid administrative leave, said she would not return until the cameras were installed.

"The council did not feel it was right to accept the offer," City Attorney Jimmy Cassels said. "She was expected to return to work today and be here tonight to take notes, but as you can see, she is not here."

Cassels would not disclose the nature of the settlement. The council also agreed to not change the current setup of cameras that were added after the allegations.

"Last week in a storm, she came over and the system went down and she was not happy," Cassels said. "She didn't give us time to do something so she left."

Cassels said Thompson has been told she is needed back at work and that the council has done everything asked of them. Cassels said he requested  for Thompson and her attorney Scott Skelton to be at the meeting but they did not show.

The council told Cassels they did not want to make a counter offer.

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