Monument town manager Cathy Green has been asked by the Monument board of trustees to resign from her position. Her resignation was effective Jan. 11.
Green, who has been working for the town of Monument for nearly eight years, said she did not know the reasons behind the board's decision but she was asked to resign and did.
“I asked why and they didn't want to talk about it,” Green said.
Green said the board isn't required to give her a reason. She said according to her employment contract the board of trustees can let her go and give a reason for the termination but she wouldn't be entitled to any severance or they can let her go and give no reason and allow her to take settlement compensation.
She said the board may be going in a different direction with the town than when she was first brought on as town manager. A different board was in place at the time she was hired for the position. Green was originally hired as the town planner. Prior to working for Monument she worked as a city planner in Pueblo for 13 years. As the town manager Green helped implement town policies and the enforcement of laws and ordinances, worked on the budget and also worked closely with the police department and public works. She was considered a contract employee and made an estimated $102,000 per year.
Monument Mayor Travis Easton said he could not comment on Green's resignation but in an email did state that he would like “everyone to know that the board of trustees takes their job very seriously and places the taxpayers at the forefront of every decision.”
Green is not sure what she will do next but lives in Monument and would like to continue to work with the downtown merchants.