Laurel city administrator quits over alleged dispute
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -
A Laurel City Administrator is quitting his job over what he's calling the repeated disrespect from council members.
Thursday afternoon, Laurel Chief Administrator Dennis Keveryn announced he is leaving his position as early as Friday. Mayor Melvin Mack says Keveryn told him verbally that he is retiring, but two council members say he is resigning.
Mayor Mack would only say Keveryn's sudden departure was a disagreement over a situation.
The situation was apparently a Wednesday afternoon agenda meeting that became heated between Keveryn and Councilman Trey Chinn.
Chinn was allegedly upset about a Dixie Youth World Series contract that would pay the city's former Public Relation Director, Wanda Benson, $4,000 to help with the World Series.
Some members attending the meeting said that both men cursed at each other. Keveryn wouldn't say anything else about the conflict but has agreed to talk to 7 On Your Side Friday, before he leaves his office.