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Lewisburg city manager resigns

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

By Clint Confehr

Senior Staff Writer

Citing "personal reasons," Lewisburg's city manager gave two weeks notice of his resignation Monday morning when he told the mayor it has nothing to do with city employee raises paid after city councilmen advocated bonuses and opposed raises.

"It's personal reasons," City Manager David Orr said Monday afternoon. "I'm going to leave it at that." His resignation is effective April 15, nearly 13-1/2 months after starting the job as successor to Eddie Fuller who served some 17 years and gave nearly a year's notice.

Information about 18 pay raises for nearly a fifth of the city's 100 employees was confirmed last week. Orr and City Treasurer Donna Park provided a public document on the raises and officials' statements implicated former City Treasurer Connie Edde. Attempts to reach her were unsuccessful. Edde continued as a city consultant to help with the transition since Park was new. So was Orr. The two are the city's budget committee. The city attorney, economic developer, recorder, stormwater director and codes director had also been changed in recent months. But a few weeks ago, after Park's analysis of pay raises, Edde's contract was ended.

Without a more specific reason from Orr, two observations emerge from councilmen and other officials to fill the void for a reason. On-going turmoil among councilmen created a work environment that is unstable and Orr doesn't need that. He sought the job to serve ..for the rest of the story pick up a copy of the Marshall County Tribune