Rincon city manager suspended after council vote; investigation into city employee also underway

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Rincon City Hall(Sam Bauman WTOC)
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 3:07 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2023 at 4:32 PM EDT
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RINCON, Ga. (WTOC) - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee confirmed the city council voted Thursday night to suspend City Manager Jonathan Lynn.

The mayor said they can’t give a reason for the suspension, because Lynn has a chance to appeal.

Lynn said he plans to appeal, and that he wasn’t given a specific reason for the suspension.

City council has 30 days after Lynn appeals to schedule a public hearing on the issue.

Investigation into city employee

Separately, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to WTOC it’s investigating a City of Rincon employee. The sheriff’s office did not give details into the nature of the investigation.

The suspended city manager said that he made a report to the sheriff’s office on May 15 and the sheriff’s office is investigating a city employee for alleged theft of funds.

Lynn said he called the sheriff’s office after a complaint from a citizen. He said he also told the city council about the investigation on May 15.

City council member emails request to resign

Also, Rincon’s mayor confirmed to WTOC a city council member emailed a request to resign immediately on Friday. He says the member of council is not being identified as the city reviews the request.

WTOC would like to note, there is nothing connecting these three stories at this time.

These are developing stories. Please check back for updates.