SISTERS, OR -- Sisters City Councilors voted unanimously, Thursday night, to accept the resignation of City Manager Andrew Gorayeb, who had been on paid administrative leave for the last two months.
City officials have declined to say why he was placed on leave, only to say it was due to employee complaints that were not financial, physical or sexual in nature. The results of an investigation conducted by the city's insurance company has not been made public. In a written statement, Gorayeb declined to accept disciplinary measures that could’ve kept him on the job.
Councilors voted 4-to-1 for a severance package which includes a 12-month salary and a neutral letter of recommendation for future employment. The city also agreed not to take a stand if Gorayeb files for unemployment.
City officials are expected to meet today to determine whether an interim City Manager is needed.