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Bunselmeyer retires from DME

William Bunselmeyer, the only high-level Denton Municipal Electric employee who returned to work after being placed on leave during a contract investigation, has retired. 

Bunselmeyer, 53, had worked for the city since 1996. He most recently served as DME's regulatory and risk manager for DME, earning about $144,000 annually.  

DME's former general manager, Phil Williams, also retired in the wake of the investigation, but he did not return to work after being placed on leave. The city has hired a search firm to assist in naming a new general manager. 

Two other high-level employees, Mike Grim and Jim Maynard, were fired in the wake of the investigation. They sued the city in a Dallas County Court. The city is expected to answer the lawsuit before the end of the month. 

Two other DME employees have been named to interim posts replacing Bunselmeyer and Grim. Smith Day has been appointed interim regulatory and risk manager. Stephen Johnson, head of DME's trading group, has been appointed the interim executive manager of power and legislative affairs.