Last updated: July 22. 2014 6:23PM - 2075 Views
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HAMLET — Miranda Chavis, Hamlet Depot and Museums manager and downtown coordinator, has resigned effective Aug. 22.

Hamlet city officials received her letter of resignation on Tuesday. Chavis did not want to discuss her reasons for parting ways with the city.

“I have no comment to make,” said Chavis. “It was a personal decision and I’m going to leave it in my personal life. I do not have immediate plans for the future. Time will tell.”

Chavis said she expects the city will hire someone to take her place.

“I assume that they will replace me, I am just one cog in the wheel,” she said. “My last day is Aug. 22, it’s a bit away, so I’m just going to try to do the best I can to serve Hamlet to the best of my ability until then, because it has been one of the biggest honors in my life.”

Chavis said that while she would prefer not to discuss her personal decision to resign, she could talk about “all the wonderful things going on in Hamlet” all day.

When asked whether she planned to continue living in Hamlet, she paused.

“Time will tell,” Chavis said. “Who knows what may happen in the future?”

City personnel manager Edna Cumberland confirmed the reception of Chavis’ resignation letter Tuesday.

“I can tell you that Miranda has been an asset to the city, and she will be missed,” Cumberland said.

The Hamlet City Council has issued a notice of a special meeting to be held next Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of Hamlet City Hall. In the notice, City Clerk Tammy Kirkley writes that the special meeting is “for the purpose of discussing the resignation of the city manager.”

Marchell Adams-David, the city manager, resigned Monday after accepting an assistant city manager position in Raleigh. Her resignation is also effective Aug. 22.

Reach reporter Melonie Flomer at 910-817-2673.

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