SISTERS, OR -- Sisters City Councilors met again Monday morning to discuss the employment of City Manager Andrew Gorayeb. But, once again, they left without making a public announcement as to his future. Gorayeb was placed on paid administrative leave at the end of February, after several complaints from city employees. Officials have declined to provide specifics.
Sisters business owner Chris Wilder was at City Hall, hopeful to get an update. "They don't have all their 'T's crossed and 'I's dotted. I know in past things from my corporate life, and from a human resources standpoint, they want to make sure that everything is all in place, I guess. And, I'm assuming from all this, that that's what happened."
Wilder is the President of the Sisters Chamber board, and tells KBND News he hopes, for the community's sake, a final decision comes soon. "My understanding from afterwards is that Thursday evening, at the Council meeting, there's supposed to be a decision; they're hoping to have a decision at that point. For the community, I was hoping there would be some resolution. I was kind of disappointed there was no resolution, but I know it's a very, very tenuous situation for all involved. I'm sure they're doing the right thing." He adds, "That's the hard part about it, we're in the dark here in the community. That's appropriate only for the Council members, and insurance companies and attorneys to deal with it, but from the outside it seems like it's been a slow process. Knowing several of the Councilors personally, I know they're doing a heck of a job trying to make sure they're doing the right decision. Everybody, I think, in town wants resolution to this."
Gorayeb has been City Manager in Sisters for two years.