July 23, 2012
Greene County Administrator Barry Clark sent out an e-mail last week announcing his resignation. He simply said he was leaving his position effective November 30 and would be on administrative leave in the meantime.
Some people in the county said they were shocked by the news. One county employee said that he too was worried about his job.
In addition to the County Administrator’s sudden resignation, the Public Safety Director Dave Lawrence has been given a two-week notice after 12 years serving the county. His position has apparently been consolidated with others. He was told on July 13 that his last day will be July 31.
No one at the County Administration Office would comment, but people in the community have some concerns.
“As a local business owner, you know, all their decisions affect us. What they have going on now and everything that they’ve done in the past is subject to change, or it may stay the same,” said Crystal Morris, Greene County business owner.
Morris says she would like to know who will be the next County Administrator, but so far no official word on even an interim person for the position.
CBS19 has reached out to the members of the Board of Supervisors but has not heard back yet from any of them.
They do have a board meeting Tuesday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. The agenda was posted on the door of the County Office Building. Legal or personnel matters will be discussed first in executive session.
Here is the official e-mail that Barry Clark sent to his staff announcing his resignation:
You may have already heard the news, but I wanted to let you all know that I am leaving my position of Greene County Administrator effective November 30. I will be taking administrative leave in the interim, but am available by phone or email to discuss any questions or concerns you might have.
I consider it an honor and privilege to have served the citizens of Greene over the past six years. Working together, I believe that we have made positive, important contributions to the County. I sincerely appreciate the chance to have gotten to know and work with you. I wish you all the best going forward.