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Dumfries Town Manager Continues Work During Recovery from Fall

It was the first time residents heard from Dumfries Town Manager Daniel Taber in over a month.

Last night, Dumfries officials read a statement from the police chief turned top administrator who has been missing from town hall since he slipped and fell on a patch o ice back on Jan. 10. Taber has spent time in Inova Fairfax Hospital recovering from his injuries, and in his letter he also states he has been in close contact with town staff charged with doing the town’s business on a daily basis.

“It is important for you to understand that I correspond with a very effective town staff on an almost daily basis. As an example, the town treasurer and I, along with other department heads, continue to work on the FY15 budget and I hope to attend Council meetings via teleconference as soon as I’m able,” stated Taber.

The town manager is currently in rehabilitation and hopes for a quick recovery.

Mayor Jerry Foreman said there are no plans to appoint an interim town manager in Taber’s absence.

Councilwoman Kristen Forrester also echoed a vote of confidence in Taber.

“I assure you the town is running well… everything at town is being handled,” said Forrester.

At the start of last night’s Town Council meeting, council members immediately went into closed session to discuss Taber’s absence following the reading of statement.

Taber was named Town Manger in 2011 after serving as interim Town Manager. Prior to that he served as the town’s police chief.

 Photo: KJ Mushung 

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