Highway Superintendent Andrew Brown told the Town Board Thursday he will continue as full-time highway superintendent and does not want his old job back.
Brown worked as water and sewer maintainer for the town of Waterloo prior to being elected highway superintendent in neighboring Fayette, where he lives, last November.
Brown filed a notice of claim March 13 against the town of Waterloo, seeking back pay, lost benefits, compensatory damages for harm to his reputation, attorney fees and restoration of his job.
Waterloo officials will argue for dismissal of any lawsuit against the town that may be filed by Brown. A notice of claim reserves his right to file a summons and complaint if the matter is not resolved.
Waterloo officials say the town’s employee handbook states a full-time employee cannot work another full-time job during the same hours. They said his election to the Fayette position requires him to work the same work days and hours as he did with Waterloo, effectively ending his employment with Waterloo even though he did not submit a letter of resignation.