Bosque Farms Village Administrator Julie Harding has decided to resign her position with the village after all.
“It’s the same reason as in the past. The newly-elected councilors are trying to do the administrative work for the village. Why have an administration? They want to adopt an ordinance establishing policies and procedures manual for the office. There never has been one. The administration and the mayor have to run that. I don’t want to deal with all of their unreasonable demands,” Harding said.
Mayor Roger Baldwin, who recommended Harding’s appointment, said “it’s a loss that she’s leaving. I’m sorry she’s leaving for the reasons she’s leaving. It’s a personnel issue.”
Harding resigned earlier this month after the village council tabled a resolution to hire her and two other village officials. But some councilors tabled the resolution saying they wanted more information about the employees and others who applied for positions in the village.
Then, at an emergency meeting, the village council voted to rehire Harding along with Julie Olona, treasurer, and Louie Burkhard, police chief.
Harding agreed to return to the job, but Monday she said she has finally decided to resign after all.
“I never rescinded my original resignation. They re-appointed me and I accepted,” she said. “But I never rescinded my resignation.”