Manchester city administrator resigns
By: Sarah Wilson
Manchester City Administrator and City Engineer Ed Blattner announced at city’s Dec. 5 board of aldermen meeting that he is resigning as city administrator.
“Due to ever-increasing elderly parents’ family health and home care issues, the number of current and foreseeable, city capital/storm water projects and other time constraints, it has become apparent to me that I can no longer serve the city in the dual capacity of city administrator and city engineer,” Blattner said.
Blattner said he would continue to serve as city administrator and city engineer until the board has filled the position. After that, he will retain his position as city engineer “for the good of the city.”
“Speaking for myself and the board, I want to commend Ed for making the difficult decision to step down as city administrator,” Manchester Mayor Dave Willson said. “The fact that he is doing this for the benefit of the people in Manchester and for his elderly mother and his in-laws speaks volumes about the quality of Ed’s character.
“We all thank Ed for his services as city administrator for the past seven years, and we are pleased that he will continue to serve the city as city engineer.”
Willson said the city’s search to fill the open position would begin as soon as possible.