Payson Town Council meeting August 9

A bitterly divided Payson Town Council abruptly fired Town Manager LaRon Garrett during its Aug. 8 regular meeting.

Garrett has served the town for 25 years, mostly in the engineering department prior to his Oct. 1, 2015 appointment as town manager.

The vote revealed a persistent divide on the council. Mayor Tom Morrissey, Vice Mayor Janell Sterner and Councilors Suzy Tubbs-Avakian and Jim Ferris voted to fire Garret.

Councilors Steve Smith, Barbara Underwood and Chris Higgins dissented, saying they had been given no notice of the action.

Read the whole story in Tuesday's paper.

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(3) comments

Dan Varnes

Please list all the other town employees that have "jobs for life."

Paul Frommelt

The three who dissented are complaining of "no prior notice."? What do they expect? If they were given prior notice, there would have been allegations of "public meeting law" violations as have been implied in the past!

Deborah Hunsaker

What goes around comes around. You can't keep damaging people's careers without it coming back to you with repercussions.

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