SISTERS, OR -- Sisters City Manager Andrew Gorayeb was placed on paid administrative leave late Thursday, pending an investigation. Mayor Chris Frye tells KBND News the move stems from a number of complaints received from employees. "I had some employee complaints brought to my attention. Once I received those complaints, I contacted our city insurance company, CIS, our legal services; informed them of the complaint and followed their recommendation, which was to put the City Manager on paid administrative leave."
He wouldn’t go into details of the nature of the complaints, except to say they weren’t related to theft or anything sexual or physical.
"We’ll have an investigator coming in Tuesday to conduct interviews and they will research both sides of it," Frye says. "They’ll generate a report at the end of that; we’ll take that report and go over what the next steps are." He's unsure just how long that will take. "There’s a lot of variables into it. You never know in these kind of things how much stuff is going to turn up or not turn up. We’re going to hope that it can get done in a week. I would imagine a week to two weeks it will be done and we’ll get our report so that we can move forward."
Until the investigation is complete, Frye says he and several city staffers will cover Gorayeb's duties.
Last summer, Gorayeb stepped down from his position as a lacrosse coach at Sisters High School, following a number of complaints from players and families.