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Simpsonville employee compensation debate continues

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Simpsonville City Council (Feb. 25, 2014/FOX Carolina) Simpsonville City Council (Feb. 25, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Keith Grounsell talks with FOX Carolina after the vote to reinstate him. (Feb. 25, 2014/FOX Carolina) Keith Grounsell talks with FOX Carolina after the vote to reinstate him. (Feb. 25, 2014/FOX Carolina)
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Simpsonville City Council members said they decided to take no action after a special council meeting was called Saturday morning.

After the meeting was called to order and a roll call was taken, the council went into chambers for a closed-door executive session to discuss the compensation of a city employee.

The executive session lasted more than 90 minutes, and afterwards, recently reinstated police chief Keith Grounsell said another meeting would be called in the near future to finish the discussion.

Grounsell was unable to speak about the specifics, but admitted he was involved in the compensation debate.

Grounsell was reinstated as police chief Feb. 25, 2014, after city council voted to fire him in December 2012.

Mayor Perry Eichor admitted earlier in the week that he was concerned about how the city was going to pay Grounsell's salary and 14 months of back pay.

Eichor declined to comment about Saturday's special meeting.

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