Monday, December 11, 2023

Argyle council votes to sanction mayor pro tem

Ron Schmidt

The Argyle Town Council voted to sanction Mayor Pro Tem Ronald Schmidt on Wednesday night.

The council held a special meeting to discuss a complaint against Schmidt in an executive session, which is closed to the public. After the three-hour private session, three council members voted to sanction Schmidt, said Town Manager Kristi Gilbert. Two council members — Schmidt and Marla Hawkesworth — abstained from voting. Neither have responded to requests for comment, as of Friday.

As a result of the sanctions, Schmidt may not participate in any council meetings until Sept. 25. Additionally, he must issue a public apology to be read at the June 25 council meeting and he will no longer serve as the town’s mayor pro tem. No information about what led to the sanction has been communicated publicly by the town, and the town has not responded to an open records request, as of Friday.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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