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Court clerk resigns, alleges inappropriate relationships Subjected to disrespect, rumors

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The Ellis County Press

FERRIS – Kacie Gibbons resigned as the city’s court clerk on Nov. 10, but her letter to the city council and the mayor alleged "disrespect" she received and conduct by city officials that were not dealt with.

"I have worked as a court clerk for the City of Ferris for 7 ½ years and have never been treated with as much disrespect as I have been subject to over the past few weeks," Gibbons said.

"I have expressed my complaints to City Manager David Chavez and feel like I was brushed off."

Gibbons, 27, said there were "numerous things" said about her that were not true.

She didn’t elaborate in her resignation letter, but she also alleges intra-office relationships among unnamed city officials.

"There are obvious inappropriate relationships between employees. I will not lower myself to the levels as some other employees to move up in my career."

Gibbons also complained about the lack of security at the municipal court’s new offices in the city finance building at the corner of 5th and Central.

"There is [also] no security in place at this new location for myself or anyone else who works within the office," Gibbons said. "The court brings in a substantial amount of money.

"I will not subject myself any longer to a potential dangerous situation."

Finance director Elizabeth Sanders Saegert was fired by Chavez several days before Gibbons resigned.

Saegert, fired for what Chavez called "lack of confidence," had just returned from giving a deposition in a sexual harassment lawsuit case that pitted a former worker against the City of Ferris.

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