Ever since David Cox was put on paid suspension for sending county Commissioner Amy Broyles some rude emails, folks have been asking about solid waste director Tom Salter, the funny man who supposedly created an email account and pretended to be his own arch nemesis, Brad Mayes.
I blogged about it right smack here. Funny, stupid stuff.
Anyhoo, internal auditor Richard Walls on Friday fired Cox for sending the emails although that wasn't the official reason. It something to do with not being able to maintain objectivity or something.
Rebecca Ferrar wrote the story. Click for the brilliance right smack here.
So, where does that leave Salter? Some folks wonder why county Mayor Tim Burchett hasn't done anything about him.
First off, Walls answer to the county commission – not the mayor. Second, the Salter incident didn't happen under Burchett.
It happened under then-county Mayor Mike Ragsdale (back in May 2008). So, really, it's his choice. Or was.
Here's Burchett's response when I asked him about Salter: “All that happened prior to me being in office. (Salter) just needs to continue doing the job that he's supposed to. It was under a different administration and the things that went on then, aren't permitted. now.”