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City official submits resignation

Monday, August 11, 2008

One city official has decided to hang it up.

Brazil City Planning Administrator Michele Altman submitted her letter of resignation to Mayor Ann Bradshaw Monday morning.

"Her letter stated her reason for resigning is that she is seeking employment elsewhere," Bradshaw said. "I just want to wish her the best."

Altman had been the City Planning Administrator since July 2007, and also held the position at times under former Mayors Kenny Crabb and Tom Arthur.

For now, the city is accepting applications and resumes for the open position.

"We have posted notices of the opening throughout our offices and with the Department of Workforce Development," Bradshaw said. "We have had a couple of inquiries already and the deadline to turn in applications and resumes is Monday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m."

Bradshaw added that applications may be turned in at the Mayor's or Human Resources Office at City Hall.

As of press time, The Times was unable to contact Altman for comment.

For more information about the position, call Brazil City Hall at 443-2221.

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I hate to see Michele go. She was doing a great job.

Good luck, Michele!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 10:34 AM

Good luck to you, Michele. Hate to see you go. You've always been very helpful.

-- Posted by th1953 on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 11:29 AM

Glad to see her go! I was not impressed with her judgment after the flood. People who had basements and houses full of water got tickets from her. The flood victims had moved wet items out of their homes to the outside in attempt to start cleaning up the mess. Michele found it necessary for them to be given tickets to remove the debris from the yards. Now I do think city hall corrected some of the tickets, but still what was she thinking.

-- Posted by averageguy on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 8:29 PM

Here's your sign!

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Wed, Aug 13, 2008, at 10:42 AM

If the replacement for her is who i think it is the problems for the residents of Brazil City are only going to GET WORSE!!! Watch the clip about this on channel 10 news, i think we all would agree, the male sitting at Michele's desk is a pest that should have been smashed a long time ago. Hopefuly i am wrong. The city needs someone who cares about it, not someone completly clueless. Come on Mayor Bradshaw get someone in there who is right for the job and really cares.

-- Posted by chevygirl on Thu, Aug 14, 2008, at 7:57 AM

tough job, making people clean up their yards - bigger still, deciding how far to push your authority. Especially when the city can't uphold it's obligations to property owners by fixing sidewalks and curbs and potholes.........

Maybe the next person will use better judgement and not suffer from "BHS" (BIG HEAD SYNDROM)

-- Posted by reddevil on Thu, Aug 14, 2008, at 11:26 PM

From the way the mayor has done most of her hiring, it will probably be someone related to her.

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Fri, Aug 15, 2008, at 9:20 AM

I would just like to comment on the individual that is taking over for Michele. That individual has actually been doing things legally instead of illegally. That person is actually warning residents instead of sticking it to the wrong people that have nothing to do with properties at stake. (ooops!) That person should actually be the one behind the desk, but unfortunately he doesn't want to do that full-time. I'm sure the city will not jump into hiring someone quickly, but will find someone well worth the position, as the interim administrator is.

-- Posted by Criminology08 on Tue, Aug 19, 2008, at 11:17 PM

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