City staff leader resigns

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On Monday night, during an executive session called by the Cassville City Council, City Administrator Eugene Dilbeck submitted his resignation.

The council began the special meeting in open session but quickly voted to adjourn to a closed session to discuss personnel. Aldermen Terry Heinz, Ann Hennigan and Darrell Ledenham and Mayor Bill Hill met behind closed doors with city attorney Don Cupps.

Around a dozen individuals attended the special meeting, including three members of the City of Cassville staff. Throughout the evening, the staff members were invited to address the council during the closed session. Dilbeck also addressed the council.

After four hours and 35 minutes, the council returned to open session, and Mayor Bill Hill announced that Dilbeck had resigned.

Dilbeck has served as Cassville's city administrator since Jan. 1, 2010. He and his wife, Lynette, were originally hired as the city's economic development team in April of 2008.

Lynette Dilbeck will continue to serve as Cassville's economic development director.

According to Cupps, who recorded minutes during the executive session, the aldermen voted unanimously to accept Dilbeck's resignation.

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