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Williams Bay village board fires village administrator Jim Weiss
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Williams Bay village board fires village administrator Jim Weiss

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WILLIAMS BAY — Village administrator Jim Weiss has been terminated from his position after recently being placed on an administrative leave for undisclosed reasons.

Members of the Williams Bay Village Board voted unanimously Oct. 19 to terminate Weiss’ contract as the village’s top non-elected public official. His annual salary before being terminated was $83,025.

Weiss started his position as village administrator March 1, 2016 and was officially terminated Oct. 20.

Weiss could not be reached for comment.

No reasons for the firing were announced publicly, and village board members met behind closed doors before voting to dismiss Weiss.

Following the closed-session meeting, Village President Bill Duncan made a motion to terminate Weiss as village administrator, which was seconded by trustee Jen McMannamy

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“Based on our discussions I am going to make the motion that we terminate the employment of Jim Weiss as village administrator,” Duncan said.

Duncan said earlier that day that Weiss had previously been placed on a paid administrative leave and that the village was reviewing unspecified personnel matters. Duncan would not elaborate.

Other village board members could not be reached for comment.

In addition to Duncan and McMannamy, trustees voting to terminate Weiss were Don Parker, Jim D’Alessandro, Robert Umans, Lowell Wright and George Vlach.

Village records show that the board met in a closed-door session Oct. 14 to consider Weiss’ position. The agenda cited an open meetings law exception for discussion of “dismissal, demotion, licensing or discipline, of any public employee or person licensed by a board or commission or the investigation of charges against such a person.”

Weiss lives in the town of Linn and serves as the town’s chairman, an elected position to which he was re-elected last year. His employment with Williams Bay was separate from his elected position in the town of Linn.

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