Henrietta City Manager Resigns

The city of Henrietta is looking for a new city manager.  Jeff Jenkins, the current city manager, turned in his resignation and is moving on.

In a vote of three to one, councilors accepted Jenkins resignation.  His last day is May 6, and depending on who you talk to in the community, it's a blessing or it's a sad goodbye.

According to Mayor Tom Griffin, an interim won't be needed since they have almost two months to find a replacement.

He says they are looking for an aggressive individual who will move the city forward.

Griffin says the city is in the best financial shape it's been in, in years.  They want someone who can keep that going.

He went on to say that Henrietta will function as usual while they search for a new leader.

"They won't noticed a thing.  Jeff will still be here for at least another month.  It's business as usual for Henrietta," said Griffin.

Many residents in Henrietta were fed up with Jenkins, often accusing him of running the city to the ground.  Now they'll be watching close as Henrietta decides who his replacement will be.

Jenkins did not want to talk on camera but he did leave a statement that said, "I will cherish my time in Henrietta and only wish the city the best in all future endeavors."

He went on to write many accomplishments he achieved in the city, such as putting the budget in the black for the first time in years and obtaining an almost $1 million dollar school grant.

City leaders hope to have applications for his replacement in by April the 11.

Stay tuned to News channel Six, we have been following this story all along and will update you as soon as the city finds a replacement.