Fired Fargo official seeks reinstatementFargo's fired public works director on Monday appealed to the city's Civil Service Commission to reinstate him.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo's fired public works director on Monday appealed to the city's Civil Service Commission to reinstate him.
Al Weigel (WY’guhl) said the city did not follow due process in firing him and that he did not intentionally violate city purchasing policy.
City Administrator Pat Zavoral said Weigel violated policy by not issuing a request for proposals for a project to put a tracking system on city trucks. Weigel gave the contract to a company that is partly owned by Weigel's partners in another private business.
Weigel said nothing was done under the table and that he had the best interests of the city at heart.
The role of the Civil Service Commission is to ensure that disciplinary actions are not motivated by politics. The panel has 30 days to issue findings.