Hudson Valley News
7:19 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Fanslau to leave Sullivan County employment in one week

Credit Hank Gross

MONTICELLO – Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau will end his county employment at 12:01 a.m. on March 2, Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson and Fanslau announced at the close of the business day on Thursday. 

The announcement came after the monthly county legislature meeting during which legislators, by a five-four majority, adopted a local law requiring only a simple majority to hire or fire a county manager.

The legislature and Fanslau have “amicably agreed to enter into a separation agreement” ending his position as county manager.

Fanslau said he accomplished much in his 6 ½ years as county manager.

“I am proud that I was able to lead the county through some of the worse disasters of recent time including blizzards, floods, hurricanes, and most recently Superstorm Sandy through emergency management and crisis management,” he said.

Fanslau said he was also able to tighten the belt of county government and keep spending down.

“The Sullivan County Legislature thanks Mr. Fanslau for his years of dedicated service to Sullivan County and wishes him the best in his future endeavors,” Samuelson said.

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