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Wibe resigns, criticizes county actions

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A letter from John Wibe, announcing that he will no longer serve as an assistant county attorney, was critical of actions by the county in transferring the county attorney's office from the law firm of Wibe & Phillips to the courthouse.

A disagreement arose as to what secretary would occupy the front desk at the Wibe & Phillips law firm. Deb Dodd was terminated as county attorney secretary and subsequently hired by the Wibe & Phillips law firm.

Wibe quoted Jamie Bowers, the outgoing county attorney, as saying it would not be possible to remain if the county attorney's secretary was not at the front desk.

Wibe said that James Tiernan, the new county attorney, and possibly Bowers, removed all the office supplies and small equipment without asking if anything belonged to the law firm. Wibe added that Tiernan threatened to have Wibe removed from the courthouse when Wibe was trying to retrieve his property.

Wibe's letter concluded that he will not perform any additional services for the county in civil cases except that he will finish three remaining property tax appeals.

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