Louisa Town Council members on Dec. 17 unanimously agreed to lift Town Manager Tom Filer’s probation seven months early.
The decision was made in open session following a closed meeting called by Councilman John J. Purcell IV to discuss the matter.
“I wanted to have discussion and action on this because I felt, since the initial vote to put him on probation, he’s done a very good job professionally,” Purcell said. “And I thought that should be rewarded.”
The disciplinary measures were initiated in July after Filer was insubordinate to Mayor Garland Nuckols on June 27, 2018 when the town was contacted to repair a water line break on West Street.
Filer was also suspended without pay for 15 days, his salary was reduced by four percent and town council specified that he was to report directly to Nuckols, who would perform monthly evaluations.
This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Jan. 3, 2019 issue.
Click the F2F Banner for More Posts.