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Town manager's fate may be decided Saturday

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The Flower Mound Town Council will meet this Saturday afternoon to discuss and possibly act on terminating the employment contract of Town Manager Harlan Jefferson and naming an interim replacement.

The meeting will be held at town hall at 3 p.m.  After the closed portion of the meeting, board members will hold an open meeting and take action on the two items if necessary.

“The Town Council is limited to what it can say regarding personnel issues; however, this matter will be addressed at Saturday’s meeting,” said Mayor Tom Hayden. “I believe that Flower Mound residents have stated emphatically that they want to have a cooperative and collaborative spirit in Flower Mound that encourages economic growth and quality development while retaining the special characteristics that make our Town unique. As a consequence, the Council has been fostering a new culture that supports these objectives and best positions Flower Mound for the future.”

Town council met at a special closed meeting Monday night before their regular meeting to get an update from legal council regarding Jefferson, according to a source familiar with the matter. No action was taken at that meeting.

Jefferson was named town manager in April 2006 and served as Flower Mound’s Deputy Town Manager and CFO prior to that. There are approximately three years left on Jefferson’s current employment contract.

An email circulating around town from former Mayor Melissa Northern in support of Jefferson speculated that he was targeted for dismissal by town council.

 

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