Thursday, January 26, 2012

UPDATE Bryant's reinstated financial director submits letter of resignation

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Gary Hollis at a recent Bryant finance meeting

The city of Bryant's lengthy round of administrative musical chairs continues...

In early January, the Bryant city council held an executive session, in which it decided to reinstate Financial Director Gary Hollis, at his request. Hollis resigned on December 30 at Mayor Jill Dabbs's request.

Dabbs told Fox news that she asked Hollis to retire after discovering IT accounting discrepancies. These discrepancies led Saline County Prosecutor Ken Casady to issue an arrest warrant for Christopher Barnes who, according to a press release, disappeared after overcharging the city of Bryant by $50,000 for IT services and equipment.

But according to Hollis, he actually caught the discrepancies. "Around the time the mayor took office, I told the finance department to stop paying the invoices," he told Arkansas Times.

Since January 2010, Dabbs has made a number of controversial personnel changes among department heads.

Now, it appears that Hollis is resigning of his own will. A letter of resignation, dated January 19, surfaced yesterday, stating that February 2 would be his last day of work. "The situation and circumstances are not tolerable for me," it reads. "I would prefer a very quiet and professional departure."

This resignation follows that of Human Resources Director Amanda Richardson, whose last day is January 27. Richardson is the city's third HR director since Dabbs took office.

Neither Hollis nor Dabbs could be reached for comment on Hollis's resignation.

Tags: , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (16)

Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

More by Cheree Franco

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • World leaders set to meet in Little Rock on resource access and sustainable development

    Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
  • Tomb to table: a Christmas feast offered by the residents of Mount Holly and other folk

    Plus, recipes from the Times staff.
  • Fake news

    So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
  • Reality TV prez

    There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.
  • Arkansas archeologist does his job, is asked to leave

    Amid Department of Arkansas Heritage project.

Visit Arkansas

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

Magness Lake, in Heber Springs, is a magnet for swans

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation