Kingston Town Administrator Jim Thomas has been placed on leave effective immediately.
Nancy Howlett, Assistant to the Town Manager, when reached by phone Friday afternoon said she had no comment, beyond confirming that Thomas was placed on paid leave effective immediately.
A notice from Kingston Board of Selectmen Chairman Joseph Casna, who placed Thomas on leave, was circulated to town employees.
Chairman Joe Casna Jr over the phone on Friday confirms it was a personnel matter, and is being handled by town counsel and Thomas.
Selectmen expect to meet on Tuesday to either affirm or object to the action by Casna.
Thomas, who started in November 2011, took over the town’s day-to-day operations, doubling as the town’s chief procurement officer and filling the role vacated by Town Administrator Jill Myers-Goldsmith, who left to take a job in Chatham.