Former Transit Superintendent Betty Burriss says that her resignation letter isn’t “an admission of guilt or liability in any civil or criminal proceedings that may arise from my employment with the City of Frankfort.”
The tightly-worded, one-paragraph letter is the only indication as to why Burriss abruptly resigned from her employer of 20 years, the past five as superintendent.
According to the letter, Burriss is also ineligible for future employment with the city and forfeited half of her accrued vacation time.
City Manager Fred Goins declined to comment on the matter when reached by phone Saturday, but he said there might be a statement following Monday’s City Commission meeting.
A closed-door session to discuss personnel is listed on the agenda, but Goins declined to say if Burriss would be the subject of the private meeting, citing confidentiality in personnel matters.
Burriss has not returned messages seeking comment. Online court records show no pending civil or criminal cases against her.
Burriss’ resignation letter is dated Aug. 2 but gives an effective date of July 31.
The former transit superintendent received high marks in her annual performance reviews, most recently exceeding expectations in a Feb. 13 review, according to personnel records obtained by The State Journal through an open records request.
Other performance evaluations show similar high scores.