Following investigation, council plac...

Following investigation, council places Coeburn's interim town manager on leave

There are 26 comments on the Kingsport Times story from Feb 10, 2013, titled Following investigation, council places Coeburn's interim town manager on leave. In it, Kingsport Times reports that:

A law enforcement investigation into finances related to a Coeburn tourism and recreation landmark has triggered paid administrative leave for the town's interim town manager, Loretta Mays.

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Edward

Bristol, VA

#1 Feb 13, 2013
I have worked with Loretta on getting a new bridge on Lincoln Street over Toms Creek in 2009. A contractor contacted me to design and get the bridge fabricated for installation and to design a temporary bridge above this bridge at the Bondtown park.
Loretta asked if we could help her with this design because a consultant was asking $22,000 to design this bridge. I told her I would design both the temporary and the new brige free since we were supplying the new bridge. By going through this process Loretta saved the town $22,000. Later the new bridge was required to be load rated per VDOT specifications. She again contacted me and I load rated the bridge free. This again saved the town about $3000 that would have been required by an engineering consultant. So from these two incidents Loretta Mays saved the town of Coeburn $25,000. Loretta was always professional in every way in working with us to get the best for the town of Coeburn!
dan

Wise, VA

#2 Feb 13, 2013
well i guess she didn't rob you of any money so you are not pissed off,but i guess lays hardware got robbed by loretta so they must be pissed off.how do you know she has not taken money from the town coffers?guess we will wait for the state police investigation.LOL
Bart

Norton, VA

#3 Feb 13, 2013
Where is "Robert",'Timmy " and good ole Educated Tax Payer now?? Looks like they new all of this was coming! Kept saying everyone would be so surprised when "it" come out! Well... I guess it's out!! lmfao
honeybun

Salem, VA

#4 Feb 13, 2013
lmao dam,coeburn is just full of friendly people
kala

Wise, VA

#5 Feb 13, 2013
how many are going to stand by a thief.
kenny

Wise, VA

#6 Feb 14, 2013
coeburn is the home of friendly people,till you steal thier money.can't wait for next town council meeting to see how many is up thier taking up for loretta,begging them to take interm off her title.maybe we can see fired put there.LOL
jesus

Big Stone Gap, VA

#7 Feb 14, 2013
Edward wrote:
I have worked with Loretta on getting a new bridge on Lincoln Street over Toms Creek in 2009. A contractor contacted me to design and get the bridge fabricated for installation and to design a temporary bridge above this bridge at the Bondtown park.
Loretta asked if we could help her with this design because a consultant was asking $22,000 to design this bridge. I told her I would design both the temporary and the new brige free since we were supplying the new bridge. By going through this process Loretta saved the town $22,000. Later the new bridge was required to be load rated per VDOT specifications. She again contacted me and I load rated the bridge free. This again saved the town about $3000 that would have been required by an engineering consultant. So from these two incidents Loretta Mays saved the town of Coeburn $25,000. Loretta was always professional in every way in working with us to get the best for the town of Coeburn!
well maybe this bridge will lead her over troubled waters...lol. you are such a DA; she kept the money , and screwed you out of 28K...
garyl

Wise, VA

#8 Feb 14, 2013
good one jesus!bridge over troubled waters.LOL
Edward

Bristol, VA

#9 Feb 15, 2013
Jesus,
I was glad to help my home town save some money. I always thought one is presumed innocent until he/she is convicted. So you are saying Loretta had invoices of $22,000 and $3,000 sent from a bogus consulting firm, approved them, and pocketed the money? Your name does reflect the character of His.
Educated Voter

West Point, VA

#10 Feb 15, 2013
Edward wrote:
Jesus,
I was glad to help my home town save some money. I always thought one is presumed innocent until he/she is convicted. So you are saying Loretta had invoices of $22,000 and $3,000 sent from a bogus consulting firm, approved them, and pocketed the money? Your name does reflect the character of His.
From what I read in one of the papers, this investigation has been ongoing for sometime now. I'd say it's a pretty done deal now.
Smootybooty

Roanoke, VA

#11 Feb 16, 2013
Is that you MO?
Edward wrote:
I have worked with Loretta on getting a new bridge on Lincoln Street over Toms Creek in 2009. A contractor contacted me to design and get the bridge fabricated for installation and to design a temporary bridge above this bridge at the Bondtown park.
Loretta asked if we could help her with this design because a consultant was asking $22,000 to design this bridge. I told her I would design both the temporary and the new brige free since we were supplying the new bridge. By going through this process Loretta saved the town $22,000. Later the new bridge was required to be load rated per VDOT specifications. She again contacted me and I load rated the bridge free. This again saved the town about $3000 that would have been required by an engineering consultant. So from these two incidents Loretta Mays saved the town of Coeburn $25,000. Loretta was always professional in every way in working with us to get the best for the town of Coeburn!
jean

Wise, VA

#12 Feb 16, 2013
an arrest will be coming soon for loretta according to the news.i would like to see them put the handcuffs on her.this town is broke,when she took the job,we had money.where did it go?maybe loretta has her hand in the cookie jar.
honey

Salem, VA

#13 Feb 16, 2013
jean wrote:
an arrest will be coming soon for loretta according to the news.i would like to see them put the handcuffs on her.this town is broke,when she took the job,we had money.where did it go?maybe loretta has her hand in the cookie jar.
sounds like she got the whole jar.loland maybe the kitchen too.
joann

Wise, VA

#14 Feb 16, 2013
well i hope the mayor will fire her now,2 face lying thief.
judy

Norton, VA

#15 Feb 16, 2013
kenny wrote:
coeburn is the home of friendly people,till you steal thier money.can't wait for next town council meeting to see how many is up thier taking up for loretta,begging them to take interm off her title.maybe we can see fired put there.LOL
where the sign that says friendly people that once up on a time was there,Did Loretta steal it to.
lynn

Wise, VA

#16 Feb 16, 2013
they say the town is broke.who took all the money?was is loretta?paper said they took her gas money,why not take her job mr mayor.give it to a honest person.
honey

Salem, VA

#17 Feb 17, 2013
a bunch of crooks dont want a honest person.they want smarter crooks.lmao
meme

Norton, VA

#18 Feb 17, 2013
honey wrote:
a bunch of crooks dont want a honest person.they want smarter crooks.lmao
You can pt lipstick on a pig it till a pig if you know what i mean.
joyce

Norton, VA

#19 Feb 17, 2013
lynn wrote:
they say the town is broke.who took all the money?was is loretta?paper said they took her gas money,why not take her job mr mayor.give it to a honest person.
Mr. mayer pleaseget rid of loretta,we voted you in ,we hope you will be a better man than loretta has been a women
honey

Salem, VA

#20 Feb 18, 2013
meme wrote:
<quoted text> You can pt lipstick on a pig it till a pig if you know what i mean.
lmao i know exactly what ya mean meme.

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