According to a report in the Advertiser, ratepayers in Mount Remarkable could potentially face a $2 million dollar legal bill as former senior executives sue for damages.
Mt Remarkable District Council boss Wayne Hart is reportedly launching legal action in the SA Employment Tribunal, seeking damages from the council for allegedly breaching the terms of his $220,000-a-year contract.
Mr Hart and his deputy, Jessie White, were temporarily suspended early this year, following an investigation by a human resources consultant, while council’s works manager, John Hadley, tendered his resignation.
It is believed Mr Hart will argue he was the subject of a “constructive dismissal” while Mr White and Mr Hadley are arguing they were unfairly made redundant as part of an organisational restructure.
Former Port Augusta mayor Sam Johnson was appointed as Mr Harts acting replacement.