Keizer City Manager Chris Eppley

The Keizer City Council accepted the resignation of City Manager Chris Eppley at a special meeting Thursday, April 1.

The resignation is effective Monday, April 5. The city will offer Eppley six months salary and one year's worth of health insurance coverage for him and his family as part of a separation agreement. Health insurance will end if Eppley finds new employment.

Eppley will still need to accept the separation offer. Mayor Cathy Clark has been given authority to sign the final documents. Clark was moved to emotion reading a statement.

Clark's statement implied that Eppley's due process rights might have been violated when of a portion of his incident report was published.

Eppley's resignation comes in the wake of him negligently discharging a firearm in his office in early March.

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