With the end of NIBROC, Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams has begun serving his 30-day suspension without pay, handed down by the city commission on July 16.
The commission voted to suspend Sams for what was described as, “inaccuracies in the budget process relating to payroll.”
While declining to go into details, officials have emphasized that Sams never financially benefited.
Following the executive session, Sams took responsibility for his action.
“I did make a mistake. I admit to the mistake. I volunteered to take the suspension,” Sams said.
Sams spent 14 years as the Corbin Parks and Recreation Director.
He was named interim city manager in May 2012 after former City Manager Mike Phillips resigned unexpectedly five months after being hired.
Sams was named full-time city manager in August 2012.
Corbin City Commissioner Trent Knuckles said the suspension was appropriate given Sams’ long history of service with the city.
“I believe people deserve second chances, if appropriate,” Knuckles said.
Mayor Willard McBurney will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city in Sams’ absence.