Letters related to recent events in
Mayor Livingston Lewis'
Request Jackson's Resignation
After consultation with the
Board of Commissioners the Town of Bladenboro, a
majority of them believe that it could be in the
best interest of you and the town for you to resign.
As Mayor, and as a representative of the board, I am
hereby delivering this offer for you to accept
resignation. In order to allow you time to
remove your personal belongings from Town Hall the
resignation can be effective at noon Friday,
December 6, 2013. In accordance with your
contract, you will be immediately paid your
severance package along with all other benefits
accrued vacation pay and longevity pay.
personally regret that your career with the town is
ending in such a manner. You have been an
excellent employee with the town and I have enjoyed
working with you since 1998. Many good things
have been accomplished during your tenure as town
Manager/Administrator. I wish you the very
best in your future endeavors.
I accept the terms of resignation offered to me
from the Town Council and hereby submit my
resignation to the Town of Bladenboro as Town
Administrator. I will leave my office as soon
as possible but no later than noon on December 9th.
It has been challenging and rewarding to work
with the Town of Bladenboro for the past 16 years.
You have been mayor during my entire career with the
town. I appreciate the opportunity to be the
town manager of my home town. Due to the
cooperation and dedication between you, the board
and a number of others, many good things have been
accomplished during our time of working together.
I am proud of what has been accomplished. As
you know, there are many more important projects
that are currently ongoing. I hope that they
can be successfully completed for the benefit of the
I regret the events that have
transpired in Bladenboro over the past few months.
They have been very divisive and have caused ill
will within the community. I hope the town can
heal from the wounds that have recently been
created. I hope personal agendas can be put
aside and that people can work together to do what
is best for the residents of the Town of Bladenboro.