Board authorizes investigation into Foutz
Salado aldermen, following an hour and a half executive session tonight, put Village Administrator Kim Foutz on paid administrative leave “for a period not to exceed 30 days under terms set by the Mayor, in order for the Mayor or his designees to conduct an investigation into complaints against the Administrator and to determine if the Administrator’s employment contract should be terminated for Good Cause.”
The motion came from aldermen Michael McDougal with a second from aldermen Frank Coachman, who were joined by aldermen Fred Brown and Amber Preston-Dankert in voting for the motion. Alderman David Williams voted against the motion.
McDougal read the motion from a prepared typewritten paper. The paper included a second possible motion to place Foutz on paid administrative leave “for a period not to exceed 5 days under terms set by the Mayor, in order to negotiate terms of a Mutual Agreement for termination of the Administrator’s contract.”
Following the vote to put Foutz on administrative leave and conduct an investigate, Mayor Skip Blancett announced that aldermen McDougal and Brown would be conducting the investigation.
Aldermen retired into executive session to meet with its attorney under Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code regarding the Village Administrator’s Contract and to discuss personnel matters with and/or without attorneys on the evaluation of the Village Administrator.
The Village hired Foutz in September 2014. She began work on Oct. 1 2014.
Foutz was former assistant city manager of Temple, where she worked from March 2006 to February 2014.
At Temple, Foutz oversaw the public process, concept plan development, ordinance adoption and grant funding.
Prior to coming to Temple, she was Director of Economic Development for College Station (1999-2006).
Foutz was City Manager of Midlothian (1997-1999).
Foutz was City Manager of Lampasas (1992-1996).