Fri10242014

     Subscribe  |  Contact  |  Advertise  |  RSS Feed Other Publications

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:40

Franklin manager resigns

Written by 

The search for a new town manager is on in Franklin after Warren Cabe submitted his resignation at the town board’s April meeting. His old job as emergency services director for Macon County came open again, and Cabe applied. He’s already accepted the position and will leave his post as town manager on May 2. 

 

“Once you become accustomed to emergency service and when you’re in that field, it’s hard to change,” Cabe said. 

Cabe held the emergency services director position for 15 years, from 1996 to 2011, before leaving to become the Franklin fire chief. He held that job for two years and then moved on to become town manager. By the time his resignation takes effect, he will have been the manager for one year, one month and one day.

“The experience I have gained while serving the Town of Franklin will stay with me forever,” Cabe wrote in his resignation letter. 

As Cabe begins the transition to his new — or old, depending how you look at it, old — job, Franklin’s will have to undergo a transition of its own. 

“All of this has caught us by surprise,” said Bob Scott, Franklin’s mayor. 

In all likelihood, the town board will have to appoint an interim town manager to hold down the fort while it finds the right candidate to fill the position. 

“What I would like to do, with the board’s approval, is to call a special meeting and work with the North Carolina League of Municipalities to have a search for town manager,” Scott said.  

The mayor plans to put the manager search on as an agenda item for the board’s next regular meeting on May 5. 

“It will be up to the board of aldermen to go about naming or recruiting a manager,” Scott said. “The board hires the manager. The manager reports to the board.”

blog comments powered by Disqus
Read 745 times

Media

blog comments powered by Disqus

This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceIt’s not only a time capsule, but also a window into the future.

    With guitars in-hand, The DuPont Brothers are two men, two voices that become a singular melodic force. The Vermont-based siblings are quite possibly the finest acoustic duo out there today, nationally or internationally. Their mesmerizing sound and pure intent perpetuates a long line of powerhouse harmonic acts, bringing names like Simon & Garfunkel and Seals & Crofts to mind. 

    Written on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:33 Read more...