Poppell Resigns From Greenville Town CouncilOct 15th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Front Page
Margaret Poppell resigned from the Greenville Town Council on Oct. 3. She said that she is moving and that she was upset with the direction that the board is going in. Below is an exact copy of her resignation letter that was sent to us by email: All, After a great deal of prayer and thought , I am resigning from my seat on the Greenville Town Council. It is my heartfelt wish that the leadership of the Council put their personnel issues aside and do what is truly best for the Town. I cite the issue of the Bush Estate, hiring of a parti-time Town manager(that will put a strain on the budget and serves no purpose other than to be a puppet personnel officer of the Council,)and the constant violation of the Sunshine Laws, I realize there have been times whether intentional or not…we undoubtedly have all violated “Sunshine” standards; but after warning after warning, and incident upon incident it becomes clear that there are some who contend they are above the law. I sincerely believe the current administrative staff at City Hall has brought our Town up to par and wish that some of the Council members could put aside their pettiness and realize our Town was right before a Gubernatorial take -over had the necessary corrections not been done. We are in compliance with many things that were formally not taken seriously or paid attention too: a government entity must first and foremost abide by the laws and standards that have been set for it by its Charter, and not just deem them as archaic old rules that serve no purpose. The Town of Greenville has survived when no one thought it possibly could;and I believe the Town will carry on in spite of the obvious issues of Council. Please know, I do not feel my time served has been a waste, and I wish the Town and those who are In charge the best. Sincerely, Margaret E. Poppell Sent from my iPhone The next meeting of the Greenville Town Council will be Monday, Oct. 21. The Monday, Oct. 14, meeting was postponed due to Columbus Day.