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Interim Monument town manager takes over role full-time

Posted at 7:31 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 07:02:18-04

MONUMENT – Monument’s interim town manager is now serving in the role on a permanent basis.

Mike Foreman had served as interim manager since last month. He was formally sworn in as the town manager during a Board of Trustees meeting Monday night.

“We’ve got a lot of great employees here and I really feel comfortable with the focus and goals they’ve set for each other and the town,” said Foreman. “And a lot of good direction from our board. So I look forward to serving the citizens of Monument.”

Monument’s previous town manager, Chris Lowe, was suspended then fired after he suspended the Police Chief without informing trustees.

Last June, the Town of Monument Board of Trustees voted unanimously to fire previous Town Manager Chris Lowe, after placing him on administrative leave in February amid an internal investigation regarding workplace conduct.

At that time, Monument Police Chief Jacob Shirk forwarded a letter to the town’s human resources department, accusing Lowe of showing up intoxicated to a police work function, creating a hostile work environment, inappropriate conduct and holding a vendetta against law enforcement officers.