By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison City Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday, Sept. 27, to accept the resignation of Harold Emrich.
Emrich presented the resignation/retirement letter to the board. On his own private stationery, Emrich wrote:
“Dear City Commission:
“Previously, I provided to the Mayor and Commission written notice that I did not wish for my employment agreement to be automatically renewed for the next one year term. I now present my desire to voluntarily resign my position of City Manager in favor of retirement.”
“Consistent with Section 4.B. of the employment agreement, I submit that a mutually acceptable effective date be negotiated.”
Emrich told the board that he was willing to work through March 14, 2012, which would mark the anniversary of his employment with the City of Madison.
Emrich’s contract officially ends with the city on Dec. 31, but he noted that the holiday season is a tough time to find a replacement.
A vote was taken to discuss the issue of when Emrich’s employment should end at the next regular board meeting. The vote passed 3-2, with Commissioners Judy Townsend and Rayne Cooks voting against the measure.