Frankfort Mayor McBarnes Undergoes Surgery For Severe Arm Burn

Aug 15, 2017

The mayor underwent surgery at an Indianapolis hospital Tuesday morning, according to Frankfort's HR Director.
Credit City of Frankfort

A severe burn to one of his arms has required medical care for Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes.

“It was a nasty burn," says city Human Resouces Director Jack Dodd. "And so he received treatment down in Indianapolis and it required an overnight stay in the hospital. So he underwent some surgery and is doing well.”

Dodd declined to say how the mayor burned his arm, but did say McBarnes is expected to return to the office within a few days.

Dodd says McBarnes has been in contact – almost too much, he joked – with department heads as he tries to stay abreast of day-to-day operations.

One item that has been postponed are the city’s yearly budget hearings, which had been scheduled to start at Monday evening’s city council meeting.

Those have now been postponed until August 30th.