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Lake Helen city administrator resigns
City may face lawsuit over hiring of clerk
By Kate Kowsh
posted Aug 29, 2014 - 8:21:38am
Lake Helen City Administrator K.C. Cichon has resigned, making him the fifth key city employee to exit within the past year.
“He has put us on notice that he has accepted a position elsewhere, and given us about, I think, about six weeks or so to seek a replacement,” Lake Helen Mayor Buddy Snowden said Aug. 26. “We don’t have anything officially on the books. We just have the verbal notification.”
Cichon has served as city administrator since November 2012.
Snowden said Cichon informed him of his pending resignation before the Aug. 21 City Commission meeting, but he is not sure where Cichon is moving on to.
Cichon, who has been in the spotlight over the past year because of controversies about his salary, a city-owned restaurant, and the hiring of a city clerk, also declined to comment on specifics of his planned life changes.
“I’m trying to make those changes quietly and with class, and move on,” Cichon said. “I’m looking to ride off quietly into the sunset.”
Also, the city has been put on notice that Nancy Wilson, an applicant for the city clerk job filled in October 2013, has hired an attorney to investigate whether she was the victim of age discrimination when a younger woman was hired as clerk.
Read the whole story, including details about the pending lawsuit, in the Aug. 28-31 Weekend edition of The Beacon, now on newsstands across West Volusia.
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