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Hartless says Wedemeyer notice of claim “preposterous”

Suspended Town Manager Lori Wedemeyer filed a notice of claim last month against the Town of Parker, Mayor Karen Bonds and Councilman Randy Hartless, the latter of which says he finds the claim “preposterous”. Last October, Wedemeyer was suspended by the Town Council after a search warrant was executed at her home in connection with an investigation by the Yuma …

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Town Manager Wedemeyer’s home raided by law enforcement, say reports

UPDATE: The council voted unanimously to place Wedemeyer on paid administrative leave while any investigation is in progress. EARLIER: Parker Town Council is to hold a special meeting Friday at 10am to “consider the employment of the Town Manager.” The discussion may be held in executive session, behind closed doors, but any decisions will be made in public. —- ORIGINAL: …

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Town of Parker settles with former Town Manager

The Town of Parker has settled a lawsuit brought by its former Town Manager Lori Wedemeyer. She will receive $77,276 and her attorneys will receive $36,975 for their work on the case. According to the settlement agreement, Wedemeyer intends to use the funds to purchase service credit from the Arizona State Retirement System. This will allow her to ‘buy’ the …

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Council sends termination notice to suspended Town Manager

Suspended Parker Town Manager Lori Wedemeyer has officially lost her job as the Town Council sends her a termination notice. At a meeting on Tuesday, the council voted 6-1 not to renew Wedemeyer’s employment agreement, instructing the Town Attorney to issue a Notice of Termination. “Pursuant to the employment agreement, this Notice is required to be given to Ms. Wedemeyer …

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Employee fired and escorted from Town Hall

UPDATE: “I can neither confirm nor deny our Office’s involvement with any matters related to the Town of Parker.” – Arizona Auditor General’s Office by email Friday. —- An employee was fired and escorted from Town Hall last Friday, according to a press release by the Town. Jennifer Alcaida had been in an administrative role with the Town of Parker …

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Conflict at Town Hall continues over Town Manager

Conflict continues to swirl around the actions of Parker Town Manager Lori Wedemeyer, with some in the council supporting her and others wanting her out. A dustup involving a recent employee resignation and, now, Wedemeyer’s contract, continue to divide the council. Parker Town Hall is a peaceful place most of the time. As you would expect in a small town …

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Darla Tilley OUT at Senior Center after dust-up at Town Hall

Darla Tilley is no longer running the Parker Senior Center after a dust-up at Town Hall led to her resignation “under duress.” Town Manager Lori Wedemeyer says there were valid complaints against Tilley, but Councilman Randy Hartless says Tilley was doing “an incredible job” and thinks it’s Wedemeyer who should be fired. Tilley’s last day at the Senior Center, which …

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Things you may have missed: Parker Live in 2018

We’ve had lots of big-hitting content on Parker Live in the last year. Our audience keeps growing and it was our largest year ever! So, in case you missed anything, these are just some of the things that we covered in 2018. (Text in blue link to the original stories.) — 1. Justice for Cynthia A Parker man and woman …

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Fact Check: The Town Manager and the gift cards

Since Parker Live’s coverage of a widely-distributed letter sent earlier this week accusing the Parker Town Manager of misappropriating gift cards, a lively discussion has emerged about the case. But some things can be settled on the basis of fact. Here’s what we know about the situation at this point. (This may be updated if information changes.) Is this ‘old …

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Parker Town Manager accused, Town lawyer responds

Our latest information on this original story is included in our ‘Fact Check’ article HERE. — A Town of Parker employee accused the Town Manager of buying almost $49,000 in gift cards on town credit cards and keeping no records of where they went. Corina Crispin, who is a specialist in the town’s Finance Department, made the accusations in a …

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