Argyle Town Administrator Erika McComis said she has taken a leave of absence from her Town Hall duties.

McComis told Community Impact she was on leave until after the May 6 elections.

Last week, Town Council approved, in a 4-1 vote, a resolution of no confidence for the mayor, Bryan Livingston. The vote came after the mayor, against the advice of town counsel, released attorney-client privileged information to the public that concerned an investigation involving the resignation of the former town secretary, Laura Calcote, last year and other incidents involving employees at Town Hall, according to discussion at the meeting and previously reported by Community Impact. Council Member Sherri Myers voted against the resolution.

At the council meeting April 24, council unanimously approved McComis to work from home through the canvassing of the election.

McComis said May 4 that town staffers are “handling their duties,” and she will return to Town Hall on May 8, noting she has attended a few meetings this week that were already scheduled and has spoken to staff on some pending items.

Also on April 24, council approved in a 4-1 vote an extension of McComis' contract for two additional years, providing her with six months of severance and requiring a two-thirds majority vote to dismiss her for cause. Myers voted to oppose the motion.