Strathroy-Caradoc CAO suddenly departs municipality
(Marek Sutherland / CTV London)
Published Friday, November 8, 2019 5:34PM EST
LONDON, Ont. -- Few details are being released after the top administrator with the municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc left the organization abruptly this week.
Reports say Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Greg McClinchey was escorted out of the municipal offices on Thursday.
Mayor Joanne Vanderheyden confirmed in writing that McClinchey is no longer with the organization but declined an on-camera interview with CTV News, saying the administration doesn't discuss personnel matters.
McClinchey had been CAO for two-and-a-half years and the only notable controversy during his tenure occurred in the summer of 2018.
That episode involved the municipality's volunteer fire department.
Several members from the Melbourne Fire Hall resigned, alleging harassment and bullying at the station.
Fred Tranquilli, the municipality's clerk and director of Legal and Legislative Services, is serving as interim CAO.