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July 20, 2019

6/25/2019 10:21:00 AM
BREAKING: City public works director fired

BREAKING: City public works director fired

The Rhinelander Common Council voted 5-4 late Monday evening to terminate the employment of public works director Tim Kingman effective immediately, Rhinelander mayor Chris Frederickson confirmed Tuesday. The vote came after the council spent approximately 90 minutes in closed session following a more than 4-hour regular meeting. Frederickson said the issue of termination was "hotly contested" and noted that a department head meeting is scheduled for today to discuss plans moving forward. The move comes after Kingman was placed on "non-disciplinary" paid leave earlier this month. It should also be noted that Kingman has filed a complaint against the city with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging age discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The River News is working to reach Kingman for comment on the council's action.

A full story will be published in the Thursday River News.





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