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Dooley Won't Replace Resigning Highways Director

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County Executive Charlie Dooley.

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis – St. Louis County's highways director is stepping down after 12 years on the job.

Highways and traffic director J. Michael Dooley was suspended in October for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails.

County Executive Charlie Dooley - no relation - got his resignation letter Tuesday.

But the Executive has no plans to replace him.

"We won't be looking for a highway director," Charlie Dooley said. "Garry Earls will take over that responsibility along with Public Works, who'll be the acting director for highways. But it'll be a combined management team with highways and with public works."

Dooley said the move will save the county money.

Michael Dooley's resignation is effective at the end of the year.

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