No decision on Beck

January 23, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Augusta commissioners once again put off the decision about whether to keep Recreation and Parks Director Tom Beck around.

The subcommittee investigating Beck met for two hours behind closed doors today.

Chairman Marion Williams says he wanted to have a recommendation for the full commission after today, but they couldn't decide what they want.

"We don't have a resolution as of yet," he said. "Everybody has their own opinion. We have a lot of facts to put out."

Several employees have accused Mr. Beck of harassment and discrimination.

Mr. Beck denies it all.

Some commissioners have talked about suspending or firing the department head for breaking purchasing and hiring rules.

The administrative services committee will look at that next week.