Newschannel 6 has learned Burkburnett City Manager has resigned, effective November 5, 2010. Burk Commissioner Charlene Lewis broke the news to Newschannel 6 around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
In an email to the city commissioners, Mike Slye wrote:
"It is with excitement and some trepidation that I formally announce my resignation as the City Manager of Burkburnett effective November 5, 2010. Cindy and I are obviously excited about our new opportunity and relocating closer to my family. I also remain excited for the future of Burkburnett. Many projects on the immediate horizon will continue to push Burkburnett forward in a positive manner. I will remain available to answer any questions in the future. It is my sincere hope that this Council will continue to make progress as a unified, cohesive Council focused on the future of Burkburnett.
I will recommend that we place an item on the upcoming agenda (Oct 18th) to appoint an interim City Manager and to have a discussion about the process of filling the permanent City Manager position.
I will print this email and file it in my personnel folder and it will serve as my formal letter of resignation.
Thank you each for your continued support and well wishes.