Ellisville City Manager Fired

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago October 29, 2013 Oct 29, 2013 Tuesday, October 29 2013 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 2:37:41 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ELLISVILLE - The St. Louis County town of Ellisville, where a battle over the fate of the mayor dragged on for months, is now without a city manager.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Ellisville City Council on Monday voted to terminate the job of Kevin Bookout. Mayor Adam Paul, who supported the firing, says the vote was 4-2 with one abstention.

Paul says the firing is "with cause," so Bookout will not receive severance pay. Bookout's annual salary was about $115,000.

Paul declined to say why Bookout was fired.

The town's city attorney was fired earlier this year. And Bookout was a key figure in impeachment proceedings against Paul, who was removed from office but later reinstated by a judge.

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