The Town Council for Oliver Springs voted to terms of a settlement with their former police chief tonight. During their regularly scheduled meeting, Former Chief Kenneth Morgan, who was let go by Mayor Omer Cox in late March was not very happy about it, and was potentially looking at filing a lawsuit with the city if certain terms weren’t reached. The council agreed to these terms and here is the settlement the council agreed on:
- The dismissal will be withdrawn by the Town from his record
- Morgan’s termination will now be lifted and the town accepts his retirement instead effective 4/22/21
- The town will pay him an estimated $16,508 of due/past benefits paid by Oliver Springs to Mr. Morgan
- The town will pay $4,291.38 on his insurance and he will retain his insurance with the town for 18 months at his expense of $476.82/month.
- 18 months of accrued sick leave added to Mr. Morgan’s Service time for purposes of retirement;
- and mutual releases which include mutual non-disparagement provisions.
Morgan was outside the city hall, but never appeared since the appeal process never happened since this agreement was reached on April 22, 2021.