Wetaskiwin city manager fired for ‘just cause’ Nov. 21

Wetaskiwin city council terminates employment of city manager

The City of Wetaskiwin is searching for a new city manager to lead its staff after Dave Burgess’ employment was terminated Nov. 21.

The city made the announcement suddenly in a press release that day.

“Wetaskiwin city council has terminated the employment of Dave Burgess, city manager, for just cause effective November 21, 2018,’ stated the press release from the city’s communications department.

“Sue Howard, Director of Infrastructure and Operations, has been appointed as the acting city manager until further notice. Wetaskiwin city council will be commencing a search for a new city manager shortly.”

The cause referred to in the press release was not elaborated on.

Wetaskiwin has been in not just local but provincial and national news for a number of reasons over the past few month: the city erected livestock shelters last fall to help homeless people, the city was named the most violent place in Alberta by Maclean’s Magazine recently, an important real estate sale involving the former visitor information centre didn’t work out earlier this month and last week the city announced a January council-ratified wastewater rate increase had not been applied to customer’s bills.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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