Ellisville City Manager Fired
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.