As predicted here on Talk of the Sound, New Rochelle DPW Fleet Manager Richard Fevang is no longer employed by the New Rochelle Department of Public Works. Rather than be fired, Fevang resigned Thursday.
A White Plains Grand Jury is expected to indict Fevang in the coming days.
Chuck Strome issued the following statement…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2011
Statement by City Manager Charles B. Strome, III
“Over the past several months, the District Attorney’s Office has conducted an investigation into the work practices of a City of New Rochelle employee, Richard Fevang, the Fleet Manager for the Department of Public Works. The City has cooperated fully with the District Attorney’s Office throughout the entire process.
The City of New Rochelle expects all of its employees to demonstrate the highest ethical standards and as City Manager, I am responsible for overseeing the conduct and performance of our personnel. While the investigation was ongoing, the District Attorney advised the City to refrain from taking any disciplinary action against Mr. Fevang. With the conclusion of grand jury testimony, the City prepared charges to be served on Mr. Fevang. However, Mr. Fevang today has advised us of his resignation, effective immediately.
It must be made clear that this unfortunate incident concerns the actions of a single individual in an organization of more than 600. The transgressions alleged in this case do not and should not reflect in any way on the honest and hard-working City employees who serve our community with integrity and dedication.