Fran Littleton worked for the city of Parker for 9 years when she was fired two weeks ago by the city clerk. Some city council members wanted to see Littleton rehired. Council Member George Nepereny made a motion at the end of tonight's regular meeting to bring back Littleton as the book keeper. But, residents and Mayor Tonya Barrow were not in support of the motion.
"You don't have to give an explanation," said Mayor Barrow. "And that's where we are, and I am not for, and I disagree, if you put sit here and put her back to work here.
"If you bring her back in any position into the city then there is going to be a lot of unhappiness with the other employees," said a concerned citizen.
Littleton was fired after Mayor Barrow directed City Manager Adonna Mullen to terminate her. Mullen addressed the city council tonight on the decision to fire Littleton. Mullen made her comments from the citizens podium. She went back and forth in a heated exchange with Councilman Nepereny. He said the firing was unjustified-- she disagreed.
"Main street is my witness because they were there," said Mullen. "I don't know what she was overwhelmed for maybe thirty boxes of garbage that is sitting in the hallway because she couldn't stay organized.
"Its not like I went in there and said you're going because you are not doing your job. I was doing as I was instructed."
"The issue is you should have trained a replacement," said Nepereny.
However, the motion did not pass with a vote of two to two. Councilmen Lott Lawson was not in attendance at tonight's meeting.