KRUM â€” Donna Pierce is returning to work as director at the Krum Public Library on Wednesday. On Tuesday night, the Krum City Council unanimously voted to remove Pierce from paid administrative leave, effective immediately. As part of the council's motion, it also decided to create a task force, made up of council members Rhonda Harrison and Mike Strand, to develop "a managed action plan" for Pierce to improve job performance aspects she needs to work on.
The city of Aubrey will pay Matt McCombs, its city administrator, more than $60,000 as part of a severance agreement. On May 25, the city council voted 4-0 to "unilaterally" sever ties with McCombs "in accordance with the contract based on lack of confidence." Jeff Miller, who joined the council in May, abstained because he didn't have enough information to base his vote on, City Secretary Jenny Huckabee previously said. McCombs left City Hall nearly two weeks ago.
The Krum City Council will meet in executive session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the city library director, who was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this month after a former employee filed a complaint alleging her of misconduct. This is the council's first meeting since May 8 when a special meeting was called to discuss allegations received in a May 1 complaint regarding Donna Pierce, the city's library director of 10 years.
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