BROCKTON--Plymouth County Administrator Gerald Chipman has announced his resignation from the job, citing health reasons and subsequent absences.
According to an email from Plymouth County Commission Chairman Anthony O'Brien, Chipman stated he had recent health issues resulting in absences that he did not want to impede progress in the Commissioner's office.
Chipman's resignation was announced at the County Commissioner's meeting, Thursday, April 7.
O'Brien said in the email Chipman said he would remain as long as necessary to assist the transition with his eventual successor. O'Brien said the Commissioners discussed reviewing the applications of finalists from last year's search to accelerate filling the position as soon as possible.
Other County Commission Notes From O'Brien's Email:
*FY 2012 budget hearings with county department heads began and will continue for several weeks. FY2012 begins in July.
*Commissioners directed at least 10% cuts for every department to streamline operational efficiencies.
*Commissioners formed a subcommittee to review audits and provide updates on the County Audit program. Subcommittee members include Commissioner John Riordan, Treasurer Thomas O'Brien, and County Adminsitrator Chipman.
*Commissioner Sandra Wright volunteed to chair a subcommittee to increase regionalization of services and resources among towns within the county.